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Shelley Watson

Beaumont Watson

Location UK


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About Shelley

Shelley is a highly experienced and dynamic intellectual property and commercial lawyer with experience of working both in private practice and in-house as Legal Director for Chivas Brothers (part of the Pernod Ricard group).

Shelley's technical expertise and commercial outlook results in client-focussed advice and solution-based proposals which are mindful of a business' need to reduce risk and enhance its position within realistic timescales and budget.

Shelley has vast legal experience which includes trade mark portfolio management, multi-jurisdictional IP litigation, anti-counterfeit actions (civil and criminal), digital and traditional marketing and promotions, sponsorships, commercial contracts (including distributions, sale and purchase of goods and services, franchises, confidentiality and licences), corporate support, compliance (including anti-bribery, modern slavery and data protection) and competition issues.

For a recent client testimonial please follow this link:

How to work with creatives: what I have learned from working with marketing teams of FMCG clients

Does NOT do:

- contentious work and;
- am English qualified not Scottish qualified (regardless of the fact that she is based in Glasgow)

Years of experience


About their firm

Beaumont Watson provides strategic solutions and technical advice in all areas of intellectual property, commercial contracts and compliance. We have specific expertise in the following areas:

New Product Development - collaborating with commercial clients to ensure IP created in the product development process is identified, ownership is clarified and rights are secured. Advising on advertising and marketing compliance issues.

Infringement and Counterfeit Advice - devising and implementing effective brand enforcement programmes against infringements and counterfeit goods across multiple jurisdictions

Commercially focused contracts - drafting and negotiating clear contracts which reflect the needs and interests of the client's business

Compliance projects - undertaking legal, regulatory and best practice audits to identify and propose solutions to reduce risks (recent projects include anti-bribery programmes, Modern Slavery Act compliance projects and data protection compliance)

Clients include: Diageo Plc, Stripe Inc, Pernod Ricard Travel Retail Europe, Celtic FC, M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment, William Grant & Sons Limited, Glogg World and North British Distillery - check out what they think of our service at


from 11 reviews
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by Moritz on 25 Sep, 2017

Shelley was fantastic to deal with, she made the whole process easy and we are more than happy with what she provided us.

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by Peter on 21 Aug, 2017

Shelley played a vital part in helping us to set up a crucial agreement between us and an overseas partner. Quick to get up to speed with our unique requirements, Shelley demonstrated a real keenness to get the best for us as if it was her own business. 10/10 I would recommend to anyone and look forward to doing business with her again. Thank you

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by Dave on 15 Jul, 2017

Shelley provided M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment with invaluable contractual advice and I would highly recommend her services to anyone seeking a swift yet professional service.

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by Gyan on 24 May, 2017

Shelley helped me to write a new talent contract agreement. She is very helpful, responsive and knowledgeable. I will certainly take her help next time, highly recommended !!

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by Jon on 15 Feb, 2017

I worked with Shelley over a number of years on numerous projects and found her to be a highly effective operator. She provided sound, articulate and invaluable advice often on incredibly complex and challenging issues. Shelley was a massive asset to our project teams and also a joy to work with.

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by Nathalie on 16 Jun, 2016

On top of being extremely competent in her field of expertise, Shelley has demonstrated great organisation and project management skills and great communication (she always answered very quickly and was on top of everything). On top of that, she has a great personality and got along with all her interlocuters in the business, irrespective of the department (sales, marketing, finance, logistics). It was a pleasure working with Shelley and I definitely would recommend her.

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by REN on 15 Apr, 2014

Shelley is an extraordinary solicitor and a brilliant team leader with a very creative mind, and the remarkable ability of combining the focus on details and precise control of the big picture, all in one person. She is good at tackling IP issues from both legal and commercial approaches. She has the ability of rapidly identifying intricacy of the entangling legal matters and gives insightful perspectives in a responsive manner.

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by Andrew on 15 Aug, 2004

Having worked with Shelley as part of ongoing project, during process she demonstrated thorough business acumen, excellent commercial awareness whilst of course providing sound legal support and formal guidance . Would recommend Shelley without hesistation to provide sound commercial legal support.

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by Helen on 17 Jan, 2002

We've used Beaumont Watson for legal support on several occassion.æ Our business has grown rapidly and Shelley's involvement has been key to us being able to manage that growth and limit risk.æ Shelley takes the time to understand your business and risk profile.æ Her deliverables and pricing are always clear and well documented - you know exactly what you'll get and when.æ Working with Beaumont Watson feels like having your own in-house lawyer as Shelley adopts your brand and company values and displays them in all dealings on your behalf.

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by Nathalie on 16 Jul, 2001

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by Elaine on 15 Mar, 2001

We instructed Beaumont Watson Consulting to advise on a publishing agreement and were impressed with both the legal and commercial expertise which resulted in clear, forward-thinking advice and a sound strategy for negotiation. Shelley has a fantastic understanding of the commercial exploitation of intellectual property through both traditional and digital channels