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Alastair Wilson QC

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Hogarth Chambers (Chambers of Alastair Wilson QC and Roger Wyand QC)


Joint head of chambers. Barrister specialising in all aspects of intellectual property, IT and commercial disputes with a technical aspect, and privacy. Also occasional advice on gaming matters as a result of involvement in Express Newspapers v Liverpool Evening Post. Cases include: TDY Industries & Kennametal v Pramet Tools; MMI v CellXion (defendant’s appeal on obviousness succeeds in CA); MTM v Jones & Morris (confidential information action in the Isle of Man, relating to tax scheme); NMT v Wilmshurst (defamation action raising serious medical/technical issues); A v B & C (Flitcroft) (Court of Appeal) [2003] QB 195; Designer’s Guild v Russell Williams [2001] 1 All ER 700 (House of Lords); Sabaf v Meneghetti [2004] UKHL 45, [2005] RPC 10 (House of Lords); British Leyland v Armstrong [1986] AC 577 (House of Lords); Douglas v Hello!; Saint-Gobain v Fusion Provida and Electrosteel [2005] EWCA (Civ) 177 (Court of Appeal); Lucasfilm Ltd & ors v Ainsworth & anor (Supreme Court); Phillips v MGN – claim to privilege against self-incrimination rejected; Vestergaard Frandsen v Besthet [2014] EWMC 3139 (ch).


Called 1968, Middle Temple; called Eire 1977, called Northern Ireland 1989; QC 1987; Recorder 1996; former committee member of Chancery Bar Association; appointed to sit in PCC 2013.


French, Italian (reading, not fluent in conversation).


IP Bar Association; Chancery Bar Association; TIPLO; associate member Chartered Institute of Patent Agents.


Wellington College; Pembroke College, Cambridge (MA Maths & Law).


Gardening, building.

London Bar

Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property – Leading silks

Alastair Wilson QC - Hogarth ChambersHe handles issues concerning all IP rights, including patent disputes in the technology sector.

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