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Sheona Burrow


Project Title: Assessing the IP Small Claims Track
Lead Supervisor: Martin Kretschmer
Second Supervisor(s): Kris Erickson
Research Interests: Access to justice, civil and criminal


Sheona Burrow is an Associate Postdoctoral Fellow at Create. She is a qualified UK solicitor currently working in-house for Pharmaceutical Press having previously worked in private practice advising creative SMEs on commercial and IP matters.

Sheona originally studied Law and French at the University of Edinburgh, where she achieved her LLB (Hons). Thereafter Sheona qualified as a Scottish solicitor, and spent a number of years working in a busy law practice in Perthshire. Her professional practice areas include property law (commercial, intellectual, agricultural and residential), charity law and private client. Sheona then embarked on a Masters Programme in Intellectual Property in the Digital Economy at the University of Glasgow, achieving an LLM with Distinction in 2013 together with the Cloch Prize in Intellectual Property Law. Sheona has subsequently worked in professional practice in London and Glasgow in the areas of intellectual property and commercial property. Sheona received her PhD in 2018 for research on the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court Small Claims Track, a socio-legal empirical study of the first three years of the court and its users. She has presented her research at the European Policy for Intellectual Property 10th Annual Conference, various CREATe events and to the Chartered Institute for Patent Attorneys Scottish Branch.




The Law of Data Scraping: A review of UK law on text and data mining, CREATe Working Paper 2021/1

Conference Presentations

Poster for CREATe Project WP 3D.2 (Assessing the IP Small Claims track), Sheona Burrow, CREATe All Hands Conference 2015, House for An Art Lover, Glasgow, September 15th 2014
Gender, Judging and Intellectual Property Enforcement in the IPEC Small Claims Court in 2013, Sheona Burrow, Society of Legal Scholars PhD Conference, University of Nottingham, September 8th 2014
The IPEC Small Claims Track in England and Wales, Sheona Burrow, EPIP 2015, University of Glasgow


Family Law (1st Year, LLB), University of Glasgow

Legal Profession and Legal Ethics (2nd Year LLB), University of Glasgow


Cloch Prize for Intellectual Property Law and the Digital Economy