Becky Knott – Our new pupil

We look forward to Becky commencing her pupillage next month.

Becky studied English Language and Literature at Lincoln College, Oxford, achieving a First. Whilst studying, she was awarded the Lord Crewe Scholarship, which is the highest academic honour given by Lincoln College, and the L.H. Martin Prize for her BA results.

Becky first entered the Intellectual Property world as a trainee trade mark attorney at Carpmaels and Ransford LLP, working there for a year before she joined Barker Brettell LLP. During her six years at Barker Brettell, Becky qualified as a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney and Trade Mark Attorney Litigator, before being promoted to an Associate in April 2021. She achieved distinctions in her exams to qualify as a Trade Mark Attorney and was awarded ‘Best Overall Student’ and ‘Best Designs & Copyright Student’ by Queen Mary University of London. For her litigator exams, she achieved the Hogarth Chambers Award at Nottingham Law School.

Whilst working as a Trade Mark Attorney at Barker Brettell Becky was made case responsible and was solely responsible for the running and management of a number of cases. Post-qualification she grew her own portfolio where she dealt directly with clients in a range of industries, from industrial chemicals to musical instruments! For her work, Becky was shortlisted as ‘Future Face of Legal’ by the Future Faces Awards in 2020 and 2021. In the legal directories, she was named a ‘Rising Star’ by Managing IP in 2020 and 2021 and a ‘Key Lawyer’ for Barker Brettell and “exceptional trade mark attorney” by The Legal 500 in 2021.

In 2021, Becky decided to pursue her longstanding dream of becoming a barrister. She left Barker Brettell in September 2021 and started studying for the Graduate Diploma in Law, having been awarded the Middle Temple Benefactors Scholarship. Becky completed the GDL in June 2022 and was awarded a distinction. She has kept up to date with IP by writing for The IPKat as a GuestKat and by teaching on the Professional Certificate in Trade Mark Practice at Nottingham Law School, including examining the advocacy final. Becky is currently studying for the Bar Transfer Test as a Transferring Qualified Lawyer and is looking forward to joining Hogarth Chambers as a Pupil in 2023.

In her spare time, Becky is an avid reader of both fiction and non-fiction. She also enjoys bouldering (or at least trying not to fall off the wall), running, and singing. She has sung in a number of choirs, including Voice of the Town in Birmingham which led to her performing with Take That at the Birmingham Arena in front of ten thousand people!