who we are

The founder of The Big Ideas Legal Company  is Liz Sproston, a highly experienced UK qualified lawyer with particular expertise in intellectual property. Liz has over 17 years experience working for clients of all shapes and sizes across many different business sectors.

Liz has a corporate background having worked at two big City law firms, as in-house Legal Counsel for Unilever plc (on well-known brands such as DOVE, PERSIL and MARMITE) and as in-house European Counsel for Whirlpool Europe srl.

Liz recognised that smaller companies face similar challenges to larger corporations and indeed any business should take steps to protect their brand and identity from copying by others. However specialist intellectual property advice provided by traditional firms can be extremely expensive.

Liz therefore founded The Big Ideas Legal Company with the aim of providing affordable intellectual property advice to all companies, regardless of their size. By working from home, she has reduced her overheads allowing her to offer high quality professional legal advice at significantly lower rates than most traditional law firms.

Liz has a friendly manner and a genuine interest in helping your business to flourish. She takes a pro-active and practical approach to matters and will offer support and guidance throughout so as to give your business the best possible protection.

She has written articles for various publications including “EN – The Magazine for Entrepreneurs” and “Surrey Lawyer”, and was featured in The Guardian’s Small Business Showcase 2013. She is also a member of the Surrey Law Society.

Liz works as a consultant to Virtual Law, an innovative ‘virtual’ law firm of highly experienced senior lawyers with entrepreneurial flair and specialist strategic knowledge. She is therefore supported by a team of other specialist lawyers who can be called upon should you require legal assistance in other areas, such as advice on patent or design right issues or the drafting of commercial contracts.

Please click here to see some of her many testimonials.