Waterfront’s Matthew Harris is the subject of The Law Society Gazette’s My Legal Life feature.

Matthew told the Gazette about all aspects of his career, from his “eye-opening’’ placement at a firm of solicitors in Bath through to his current position as Waterfront’s joint head of intellectual property and dispute resolution

The resulting article details the reasons why Matthew decided on a career in law and his first steps in that direction. It covers his period as a student and his reasons for deciding against becoming a barrister.

The piece also outlines how Matthew came to do litigation work in Hong Kong before qualifying in a firm’s intellectual property department. Matthew explains his work on the Law Society’s Intellectual Property Law Committee, including his liaising with the Law Commission and giving oral evidence to the House of Lords as his contribution to the drafting of what became the Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act 2017. He also emphasises the importance of the Act.

The Gazette also notes the 20 years-plus he has spent with the World Intellectual Property Organisation and his involvement with the Czech Arbitration Court and Nominet panels for domain name disputes.

You can read the full feature by visiting The Law Society Gazette website.