Cheryl McCree

Cheryl McCree

Resourcing
Areas of expertise:
Senior lawyer with substantial experience in private practice and in-house legal teams working for UK-based and global organisations in the commercial, corporate, technology, media and energy areas, with a particular focus on intellectual property.

What do you focus on for your clients

I have more than 20 years’ experience in private practice and in-house legal teams working for UK-based and global organisations in the commercial, corporate, technology, media and energy areas, with a particular focus on intellectual property. I quickly understand my clients’ businesses and their key strategic and operational objectives, and then provide legal and commercial advice on a risk versus reward, solution-driven basis tailored to the relevant stakeholders in the business together with practical help on implementing those solutions.

Tell us about your professional background

Before joining Halebury, I held senior legal roles (including a leadership role) at Shell as Managing Counsel for Oil Products and Senior Legal Counsel, IP. I was also Head of Legal at The Press Association, the national news agency for the UK/Republic of Ireland, and covered a Vice-President Europe role on an interim basis at Hasbro Europe. I trained and worked in private practice at Dentons.

Tell us a bit about your working style and other interests 

The commercial and technical people working in a business often find the legal aspects of their day-to-day work and projects hard to understand. I like to make my advice as straightforward and user-friendly as possible so that we can all work together as partners to come up with the best solutions for the business. Outside work, I love travelling and discovering new places, food and drink as well as keeping up with my friends around the world.

Halebury features in this year’s edition of the Legal 500 for IT / Telecoms and Sport. For IT and Telecoms, the NewLaw firm is ranked in Tier 3. Commentary reads: Halebury’s ‘brilliant’ team includes lawyers with significant in house experience across IT and telecoms sectors and is led by the ‘responsive’ Denise Nurse and Janvi […]
31 October 2018
Halebury has contributed to Juro’s new eBook on legal operations. The book is authored by 14 legal innovators who reflect on their experiences of making the various competencies of legal operations work for their legal team, and for their business. Halebury CEO Denise Nurse contributes on the chapter on vendor management. You can download the […]
16 October 2018

Through working for Halebury I get variety and quality of client work plus am part of a team of like-minded senior in-house lawyers.

Cheryl McCree