Browne Jacobson’s Peter Ellis awarded Lifetime Achievement accolade by Nottinghamshire Law Society
Browne Jacobson is celebrating after Consultant, and specialist Intellectual Property Counsel, Peter Ellis won the ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award at this year’s Nottinghamshire Law Society Awards.
Peter, who retired from the firm as a partner in 2015 but has remained with the firm as a consultant, was presented with the award in recognition of his successful legal career which spans over 50 years and the contribution he has made to the City and County of Nottingham and the legal profession.
As well as his consultancy role, Peter sits as a Judge in the First-tier Tribunal Property Chamber and is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys whose membership is supported by members of the patent profession. Peter was previously President of Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Law Society, and a member of its Civil Justice Committee and Intellectual Property Committee. He has a long history of community engagement having been the chair of a substantial local housing association and a member of other local trusts. He continues to play an active role in several trusts in a voluntary capacity.
Peter who joined Browne Jacobson over 40 years ago previously headed the firm’s commercial litigation practice and quickly established his own specialism in intellectual property work where he has been recognised as one of the country’s leading in both the Chambers and Legal 500 legal directories.
Caroline Green, Senior Partner at Browne Jacobson commented: “Throughout his time at Browne Jacobson, Peter has contributed to some of the firm’s most important IP matters leading on high-profile cases in the High Court and the Intellectual Property and Enterprise Court.
“At the same time, Peter has devoted himself to many causes that are important to the City of Nottingham, including as former Chair of Nottingham Community Housing Association, as former Board Member of Nottingham Ice Arena and as founding trustee of the Malt Cross Trust to name but a few of the many voluntary positions to which Peter has devoted his time.
“Peter is, and always has been, highly regarded and respected by his clients, peers and the wider legal community so I am delighted that he has been recognised for the outstanding impact and lasting contribution he has made and continues to make to the City and County of Nottingham and its legal community.”
The Nottinghamshire Law Society Awards took place on Friday 28 April at the East Midlands Conference Centre at University Park in Nottingham. The awards recognise and celebrate the legal success of the Nottinghamshire region.