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Blake Morgan LLP

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Jill Bainbridge

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Blake Morgan LLP

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Litigation and dispute resolution.


Partner with particular specialism in IP and IT; advises on a wide range of copyright, database rights, trade marks, design rights, patent disputes and cross-border disputes. Deals with international arbitration matters, domain name disputes through the ICANN and Nominet dispute resolution procedures; also handles IT disputes, commercial disputes and brand strategy advice. Manages the trade mark prosecution practice. Aviation disputes.


Trained Lester Aldridge; qualified 1994; Blake Lapthorn 1999; partner 2002.


Associate member Institute of Trademark Agents; founder committee member of the Society for Computers and Law IT Disputes Interest Group; associate member INTA.


Ossett School; Nottingham Trent University (LLB Hons; LSF Hons; LLM in Advanced Litigation with Distinction; Diploma in Practice Management with Distinction).

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)


Within: Franchising

Blake Morgan LLP  is led by Sheilah Mackie  who specialises in non contentious matters such as regulatory requirements, network agreements and advising on the franchising aspects of M&A deals. She is supported by Jill Bainbridge , who focuses on franchising disputes and is an experienced mediator.

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South East: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Hampshire

Within: Commercial litigation: Hampshire

The 'excellent' Blake Morgan LLP fields a substantial team of litigators, with the team recently handling judicial reviews and Supreme Court cases. It serves local, national and international clients in an array of sectors on matters ranging from contractual breaches and construction-related disputes to negligence claims and IP cases. In a recent highlight, it is defending NHS England after it refused to approve a medical service for treatment of cranial tumours. Jill Bainbridge leads the team, which includes Richard Portlock and   Susie Dryden, who have 'high-level expertise and vast experience', and senior associate Dan Geddes, who joined from Lester Aldridge LLP in March 2017.

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South East: TMT

Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Blake Morgan LLP¬†has a wide-ranging industry specialism in IP work, in particular handling matters in the charities, education, professional regulation, and retail and leisure sectors, as well as the public sector. With ‚Äėcarefully thought-out advice‚Äô and a ‚Äėcommercial approach‚Äô, practice head¬†Jill Bainbridge¬†is experienced in dealing with a wide range of trade mark matters and in particular cases involving cross-jurisdictional issues. Bainbridge defended multinational publisher Informa in proceedings brought against the client for copyright infringement relating to articles published online, co-ordinating with¬†Mishcon de Reya LLP, which acted for Euromoney in an almost identical claim brought by the same claimant.¬†Sheilah Mackie¬†specialises in non-contentious matters including IP-rich corporate transactions and brand management, and also advises on IP exploitation in the education, charities and technology sectors. Senior associate and trade mark attorney¬†Ben Evans¬†continues to advise Be Wiser Insurance on brand protection, IP rights enforcement and its portfolio. Legal director¬†Chris Williams¬†specialises in all areas of contentious IP, with a particular focus on trade marks and technology.¬†¬†Gayle Curry¬†left the practice to join¬†BrookStreet des Roches.

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Media and entertainment

Within: Media and entertainment

Jill Bainbridge¬†heads the offering at¬†Shoosmiths LLP¬†and is noted for her ‚Äėexcellent client care‚Äô. Bainbridge handles a wide variety of defamation and reputation management matters; highlight matters include advising Quercus Capital Rentals in relation to defamatory statements and malicious falsehood on the part of a competitor, defending multinational publisher Informa against copyright infringement proceedings worth over ¬£100m, and acting for Shard Financial Media in a professional negligence claim against Withers & Rogers. Senior associate¬†Ben Evans¬†advises on reputation management matters, particularly where such disputes involve the internet and social media. Clients include the University of Winchester, The Trussell Trust and Palladian Publications.

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