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Michael James Coyle LL.B LL.M 
Solicitor Advocate, Director

Michael is Lawdit’s Principal and heads our Commercial and Intellectual Property Department. As a Solicitor Advocate, he is one of a select group of legal experts qualified to represent clients as an advocate in the Higher Courts in England and Wales. He holds a Master of Laws degree (LL.M) from Nottingham Trent University and is a guest lecturer at Southampton Solent University. He has also just finished a teaching stint at the Academy of Music in Guildford where Michael taught copyright law.

Michael is highly regarded for his work in all areas of intellectual property law (which includes the eCommerce and IT fields), litigation and company/commercial matters. He regularly advises on non-contentious issues including regulatory and statutory obligations and has been involved in many successful disputes, with a strong reputation for finding common sense and practical solutions for clients. Michael was involved in the high-profile patent infringement case of Sabaf v. Meneghetti (House of Lords) in which he acted for MFI.

Michael also acts for the UK Web Design Association (UKWDA) and many high-profile clients. He is highly regarded for his proactive and helpful approach in assisting and nurturing new and innovative technology start-ups.

Direct contact details:

Telephone: +44(0)23 8023 5979
Mobile: +44(0)7976 724 258
Email: michael.coyle@lawdit.co.uk


Izaz Ali BA (Hons)
Solicitor Advocate, Director

Izaz Ali is also a Solicitor Advocate and undertakes contentious and non-contentious matters, specialising in company acquisitions. In addition he has dealt with commercial contracts and licensing agreements at all levels including eCommerce, media and entertainment contracts, company sale/purchases and employment matters. He gives guest lectures at local universities and other venues.

Izaz has considerable experience in commercial litigation, commercial and foreign contract and debt recovery matters and acts for a number of high-profile companies and household brand names, as well as for local businesses and start-ups. He is founder and acting chair of a business advisory group that includes, amongst others, a bank manager, an accountant, a legal advisor and a marketing/PR advisor. The aim of this professional group is to offer valuable advice to Lawdit clients from a range of professional sources.

Direct contact details:

Telephone: +44(0)23 8023 5979 
Mobile: +44(0)7973 626 288
Email: izaz.ali@lawdit.co.uk

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