I am a commercial lawyer. I provide advice to businesses and consumers. I have a particular interest in IP, IT, e-commerce and data protection. I frequently advise in relation to:
Contract drafting and negotiation
Breach of contract
Intellectual property protection and exploitation
Intellectual Property enforcement and infringement
Partnership and shareholder disputes
My aim is to provide sensible practical advice which helps you to achieve your goals.
I qualified in 2001 and joined Gotelee in 2007 from the City law firm where I trained and qualified. I became at partner at Gotelee in 2008.
The Legal 500 which gives an impartial view on legal service providers says (2015):
‘Victoria Spellman at Gotelee Solicitors represented multiple overseas investors in a group action regarding mis-sold investments, and advised a Singaporean company in UK-supplier dispute’.
‘Gotelee Solicitors’ Victoria Spellman, a member of the Society of Computers and Law, advises many local business on the protection and exploitation of IP rights’.
The 2014 edition of The Legal 500 says: ‘Gotelee Solicitors represented a UK company in a cross-border copyright dispute and advised an online streamed content company on negotiations with commercial television networks. Victoria Spellman (previously Judge) excels in trade mark disputes’.
A client of Victoria’s says “Victoria provided a fantastic service. I own and run a successful business so fast, commercial and top quality legal advice is important to me and that’s what Gotelee delivered.”
Another client says: “Very, very, well done with your recent robust defence. Inspired and they caved in!”
“Once again I can’t speak highly enough about the amazing job Victoria has just completed for our company. Victoria’s extremely excellent in-depth knowledge of the law, leads to tremendous support for our business. A ‘safe pair of hands’ for our legal requirements doesn’t do Victoria justice. We do, however, have extreme confidence in Victoria’s ability to deal with the situation effectively and efficiently and allow us to get on with the day-to-day work. A fantastic asset to have within our legal team.” Andrew Macmillan
"I have used Tracey Laflin at Gotelee on a number of occasions and in my opinion, she is simply the most efficient conveyancing solicitor I have ever worked with. From the outset, she took the time to understand my specific business requirements and to date, she has exceeded all of my expectations."
- Dale Fiddy - Portobello Developments Ltd
"Jade Shelton was absolutely fantastic!! Professional and proactive at all times."
"Approachable, very efficient, always willing to take my calls and update me."
"We found Rachel Dawson outstanding, polite, professional and caring."
"Domini was very fast and efficient in carrying out her work for me - she was also very good at explaining things to me"
"I would like to say thank you for your help, support and guidance over the last two and a half years. Obviously should I need further assistance in the future I shall not hesitate to call you guys."
"We were very pleased to have Jade as our solicitor, the service was excellent and we felt kept in the loop which minimised stress"
"This is by far the go-to firm for any issues. You are made to feel valued from the outset and they are so confident in what they do. Wouldn't recommend any other. Thank you Hugh and Max."
- Ros Jones
"“ This is the second time we have used Tracey for the conveyancing to buy our new home. She is always completely approachable, she has helped us along the way with advice and useful tips that has helped lessen the stress. We have complete confidence in her and would not hesitate to recommend her to our friends and family”. - Peter Dawes, Cater Dawes Financial Planning "
"Prompt, helpful, polite and very professional service"