Piers Clayden


Piers is a consultant at IP Asset Legal, having joined the firm in August 2010.

Piers has been a commercial lawyer since 1998. He  became a partner in 2007 at Manches LLP, a leading commercial firm in London, Oxford and Reading, where he specialised in advising clients on commercial contracts with an intellectual property element – mainly in the fields of Life Sciences, IT, Publishing and New Media. Prior to moving to Manches in 2001, Piers spent five years with the City law firm now known as DLA Piper. During the course of his career, Piers has been on secondment in-house with Taylor Woodrow,  Granada TV (now ITV), and Hasbro.

Piers has extensive experience in the following areas: IP commercialisation; IT/E-commerce; Data Protection and finally general Commercial Law. Piers left Manches at the end of 2009 to form ClaydenLaw.

Piers is a regular speaker at public seminars and training courses, including those run by Hawkesmere and is an active member of the Society for Computers and Law. He also has a Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice from the University of Bristol.