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Chambers of Alastair Wilson QC and Roger Wyand QC

5 NEW SQUARE, LINCOLN'S INN, LONDON, WC2A 3RJ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7404 0404
Fax:
Fax 020 7404 0505
DX:
16 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
www.hogarthchambers.com

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

The β€˜first-rate and highly respected’ Hogarth Chambers has β€˜real strength in depth’ and β€˜unrivalled quality’ in intellectual property work, particularly in respect of registry matters. Instructing solicitors β€˜derive a great benefit from the set’s involvement in the latest cutting-edge cases’ and also benefit from β€˜members’ support of those clients with more limited budgets and will work as hard for them as those with more big ticket cases’. Furthermore, solicitors recognise the set’s commitment to firms outside of London, demonstrated by the array of seminars it provides to regional firms throughout the year. Some say the β€˜always helpful and highly professional’ clerks’ room has β€˜really upped its game’ of late; β€˜They are phenomenal. Always open and approachable when discussing fees and will move mountains when you are dealing with a particularly urgent or challenging matter.’ Solicitors are big fans of β€˜famously charming’ chambers director Ian Bowie, who is β€˜commercially minded, practical and solutions driven’, as well as being blessed with β€˜an encyclopaedic memory and knowledge of the IP Bar, solicitors and judges’. β€˜Always willing to go the extra mile’, senior clerk Clive Nicholls will β€˜bend over backwards to assist you and help you meet the demands of your clients’. Assistant clerk John Davies β€˜offers a friendly face and is always on hand to assist when preferred counsel isn’t available’. Offices in: London

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London Bar

Defamation and privacy
Defamation and privacy – Leading juniors

Jeremy Reed - Hogarth Chambers β€˜Clever, hardworking, dedicated, concise and innovative.’

Ranked: tier 2

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IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory)
IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory) – Leading juniors

Michael Hicks - Hogarth Chambers β€˜He is user friendly, good with clients and understands the commercial issues for the business, rather than merely the legal issues in the dispute.’

Ranked: tier 1

Guy Tritton - Hogarth Chambers β€˜A very thorough, dogged advocate.’

Ranked: tier 2

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

Hogarth Chambers

Considered to be β€˜excellent on all IP issues’, Hogarth Chambers is a β€˜first-rate, highly respected set’ with β€˜real strength in depth for patents, trade mark and copyright work’. The set is recognised for its β€˜responsiveness’, β€˜pragmatic advice’ and for β€˜getting results in high-profile cases’. Several members, including Nicholas Caddick QC and Andrew Norris, acted in Stretchline Intellectual Properties Ltd v H M Hennes & Mauritz Ltd, a contract and patent dispute before the Court of Appeal. The set also boasts β€˜strong’ silks and β€˜excellent juniors for trade mark matters’, with Michael Hicks and Thomas St Quintin securing instructions in Beverly Hills Polo Club v Santa Monica Polo Club, which involved a claim for infringement of a registered mark, passing off and breach of contract.

Intellectual property – Leading silks

Roger Wyand QC - Hogarth Chambers β€˜He is a creative legal thinker who grasps the key issues and gives clear, incisive and commercial advice.’

Ranked: tier 2

Alastair Wilson QC - Hogarth Chambers β€˜He handles issues concerning all IP rights, including patent disputes in the technology sector.’

Ranked: tier 3

Nicholas Caddick QC - Hogarth Chambers β€˜He is clever, measured and calm, with excellent legal analysis.’

Ranked: tier 4
Intellectual property – Leading juniors

Michael Hicks - Hogarth Chambers β€˜One of the best barrister for soft IP, with a wealth of experience under his belt and a combination of in-depth knowledge, commercial acumen, and fast response times.’

Ranked: tier 1

Andrew Norris - Hogarth Chambers β€˜A very persuasive, practical advocate who is good on complex trade mark matters.’

Ranked: tier 2

Guy Tritton - Hogarth Chambers β€˜He has a great understanding of trade mark and copyright law and offers sensible counsel on strategic issues.’

Ranked: tier 2

Amanda Michaels - Hogarth Chambers β€˜She is precise, practical, commercial and able to relate to clients and the commercial realities they face.’

Ranked: tier 3

Richard Davis - Hogarth Chambers β€˜He has enormous experience, is results driven and easy to deal with.’

Ranked: tier 3

Tom St Quintin - Hogarth Chambers β€˜He is a great, go-to advocate for trade mark work.’

Ranked: tier 3

Ben Longstaff - Hogarth Chambers β€˜A steady pair of hands.’

Ranked: tier 4

Gwilym Harbottle - Hogarth Chambers β€˜He is intelligent, approachable and commercial, with a good eye for detail.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Media and entertainment (including art and cultural property)
Media and entertainment – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

Hogarth Chambers

Hogarth Chambers β€˜is often involved in the latest cutting edge cases’ and acts in cases across the music industry, publishing, film and television. Its barristers attract praise as being β€˜impressive and keen to help you deliver the best possible service for your clients’. Work highlights include Gwilym Harbottle’s instruction in Hook v Sumner and Morris – a dispute between band members to the use of the band name β€˜New Order’ – and Andrew Norris’ representation of the BBC in a copyright, passing off and trade mark dispute over the use of Grand Theft Auto game footage and the GTA name in a feature film broadcast.

Media and entertainment – Leading juniors

Amanda Michaels - Hogarth Chambers β€˜One of the best for trade mark matters; she brings insight, enthusiasm, and is also great fun to work with.’

Ranked: tier 1

Andrew Norris - Hogarth Chambers β€˜He is exceptional at providing commercial and pragmatic advice.’

Ranked: tier 1

Gwilym Harbottle - Hogarth Chambers β€˜He is client friendly and clever (without being flashy).’

Ranked: tier 1

Jeremy Reed - Hogarth Chambers β€˜He is very experienced in media and entertainment sector litigation.’

Ranked: tier 1

Guy Tritton - Hogarth Chambers β€˜He offers sensible counsel on strategic issues.’

Ranked: tier 2

Michael Hicks - Hogarth Chambers β€˜He has a very hands-on approach to resolving challenging issues.’

Ranked: tier 2

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Set overviews: England and Wales

The β€˜first-rate and highly respected’ Hogarth Chambers has β€˜real strength in depth’ and β€˜unrivalled quality’ in intellectual property work, particularly in respect of registry matters. Instructing solicitors β€˜derive a great benefit from the set’s involvement in the latest cutting-edge cases’ and also benefit from β€˜members’ support of those clients with more limited budgets and will work as hard for them as those with more big ticket cases’. Furthermore, solicitors recognise the set’s commitment to firms outside of London, demonstrated by the array of seminars it provides to regional firms throughout the year. Some say the β€˜always helpful and highly professional’ clerks’ room has β€˜really upped its game’ of late; β€˜They are phenomenal. Always open and approachable when discussing fees and will move mountains when you are dealing with a particularly urgent or challenging matter.’ Solicitors are big fans of β€˜famously charming’ chambers director Ian Bowie, who is β€˜commercially minded, practical and solutions driven’, as well as being blessed with β€˜an encyclopaedic memory and knowledge of the IP Bar, solicitors and judges’. β€˜Always willing to go the extra mile’, senior clerk Clive Nicholls will β€˜bend over backwards to assist you and help you meet the demands of your clients’. Assistant clerk John Davies β€˜offers a friendly face and is always on hand to assist when preferred counsel isn’t available’. Offices in: London

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