Kate Hilton-Balfe

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Covid-19 Update

Please be reassured that Franks & Co Limited have taken contingency measures to ensure that the firm will continue to operate without any disruption in our services in view of the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Our attorneys and support staff are equipped to work remotely to handle matters reliably and with our usually precision and efficacy. All remote working will be conducted via virtual private networking to maintain client’s data security and confidentiality. Our normal operating hours will continue.

We extend our well wishes to all at these difficult times.

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Patent and Trade Mark Representative

E: kate.hilton-balfe@franksco.com T:+44 (0)161 820 2891

  • BSc in Physics, Durham University

Kate joined Franks & Co (Mancunium) in 2020.

Kate graduated from Durham University with a Bachelor's degree in Physics. Kate's degree covered a wide range of technical topics such as classical and theoretical mechanics, relativity, quantum theory, condensed matter physics, statistical physics, electronics, programming, complex analysis and calculus of variations. Their final year project included using ultrasound to develop a depth measurement system, in collaboration with a local business.

Kate also completed language modules throughout their degree, including Spanish, Italian and Russian.

Kate is now furthering their understanding of UK, European and International patent law. They are gaining experience across a range of intellectual property matters, including patents, trade marks and designs.


  • Student member of CITMA (Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys)