Joanna is a partner in the firm’s media and technology practice whose key areas of expertise are technology transfer, IT/IS outsourcing transactions, collaborations and brand exploitation and she advises clients on a range of matters from multi-partner industry/academic collaborations to major sponsored events.

Joanna has been a Law Society of Scotland accredited specialist in intellectual property law since 1998 (most recently re-accredited in 2014) and teaches this at postgraduate level. She has had particular success in attracting high-value and challenging deals, thanks to her pragmatic and knowledgeable advice.                                                                                                         

Admitted in Scotland, Ireland and England and Wales.

Public SectorFood & DrinkPharma & Life Sciences
  • The team at Shepherd and Wedderburn get it. They have a full grasp of our business and what we are trying to achieve.

    Pooja Jain, Founder of CogniHealth  

  • Their service is excellent. The Shepherd and Wedderburn team is responsive, well-informed and generally great to work with.

    Eric Lund, CEO, MedSource

  • Joanna Boag-Thomson always manages to make herself available within reasonable time even although she is obviously busy. We have also worked with Paul Carlyle, who has demonstrated that a very high standard is consistent throughout the team. We particularly value the partner lead approach.

  • Joanna is insightful in her approach, and has enormous attention to detail, professional rigour and discipline.