Photo of New office for our growing team in Southampton

New office for our growing team in Southampton


It’s a great start to 2020 for the team in Southampton as we welcome the latest member of the team while settling into new offices.

Trainee patent attorney Hunter Annan joined the company just as we moved to our new site at East Horton Business Park.  We have recently secured a number of high-tech clients and our managing partner Lloyd Hoarton felt it was the right time to move to new premises.

“Forresters is celebrating its 135th successful year in business and we are proud that the company’s newest office in Southampton has become a permanent fixture,” he said. “Since we set up the office, just over two years ago, the number of clients we work with has grown considerably.  We decided it was the right time to welcome a new member to the team while moving to these fantastic high-spec offices at the newly opened East Horton Business Park.

“The offices are close to all major transport links and yet are in a rural setting with stunning views out over the course at East Horton Golf Club, South Downs National Park and the satellite ground station.  Also, we are pleased to welcome trainee patent attorney Hunter Annan who will be working with me and senior associate James Cornford to ensure all our clients have robust protection for their intellectual property.”

Hunter studied Physics with Astrophysics at the University of Kent and is now working in our Technology and Engineering team.  “I moved to Hampshire for this new role and most of my time has been spent learning about patent law and how the firm works,” said Hunter. “I was nervous on day one because I was stepping into a new job, in a new field and a new office. However, I’ve hardly noticed the last few weeks go by.

“I’ve been involved in cases right from the start, giving me the opportunity to ask questions and dive into relevant topics as they come up. My head is occasionally in a textbook, but much more often I’m hands-on, with the book within arm’s reach. Needless to say, I’m enjoying myself. I have friendly colleagues, interesting work, and no end of new things to learn about – I couldn’t hope for much better.”