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Lewis Silkin LLP

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Simon J Chapman

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Lewis Silkin LLP

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Dispute Resolution


Partner. Specialises in contentious and non-contentious IP and IT disputes encompassing patents, copyright, trade marks, designs, passing off and the protection of confidential information; experience of acting on behalf of brand owners against those involved in counterfeit and pirate goods; including infringement on the internet; appointed as an expert by Nominet for the determination of disputes arising from the registration of domain names in the UK. Notable cases: Cala v Mcalpine; Stoddard v William Lomas; Philips v Remington; Gerber v Gerber; Reckitt Benckiser v Home Pairfum; Coward v Phaestos; Lush v Amazon; Enterprise v Europcar; Jack Wills v House of Fraser. He has extensive experience of advising on technology disputes, including pre-termination strategies.


Qualified 1991; assistant Edward Lewis; partner Lochners/Laytons; partner Field Fisher Waterhouse 2004; partner Lewis Silkin 2009.


Intellectual Property Lawyers Organisation; Institute of Trade Mark Agents; Institute of Directors.


Ellesmere College; University – Bristol; College of Law – Guildford.


Family, golf, cricket, tennis.

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Lewis Silkin LLP is 'excellent for soft IP advice and disputes' and attracts praise for 'exceptional speed of service and rounded advice'. 'Experienced and thorough' divisional managing partner Giles Crown heads up the creators, makers and innovators department which includes 'first rate partners, and brainy and hard-working associates'. The team has strong retail sector experience and has been instructed in trade mark disputes by fashion retailers SuperDry and Giordano. The group is also appointed to the legal panels of Sainsbury’s, Argos and Habitat, managing both contentious and non-contentious aspects of the companies' worldwide trade mark portfolios. A key name to note is head of the dispute resolution practice, Simon J Chapman, who is described as having 'a great sixth sense in litigation'. The team benefits from the addition of Georgy Evans who joined from Harbottle & Lewis LLP and is particularly strong in trade mark matters. The group has also strengthened their patent capabilities with the addition of Chris Hayes from IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett). David Deakin and Phil Rymer are now consultants are the firm.

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    There are many situations where decisions are made by organisations such as local authorities (during the tendering process, the grant of contracts or planning decisions, for example) or professional or disciplinary bodies where a party may wish to challenge the outcome. A party with an interest in a decision may feel aggrieved by the outcome due to what appears to be a conflict of interest by those making the decision, or the appearance of bias. This may have serious consequences for in-house lawyers acting for organisations subject to such decisions, and therefore this briefing is intended to provide a general overview of the areas to consider. Challenging judicial or quasi-judicial decisions where there is a conflict of interest was considered by James Levy in a previous briefing (IHL146, p37-40).
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