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8 New Square Intellectual Property

LINCOLN'S INN, LONDON, WC2A 3QP, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7405 4321
Fax:
Fax 020 7405 9955
DX:
379 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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Web:
www.8newsquare.co.uk

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

8 New Square is β€˜perhaps the main repository of intellectual property and media barristers’. The β€˜professional, yet down-to-earth’ IP specialists are β€˜just superior; they are smooth, unflappable and really a pleasure to work with’. β€˜The standard of work is of universally high quality and they somehow keep turning out great young new talent to add to the ranks.’ And, according to one solicitor, the set is adept at handling Chinese wall situations. The β€˜immensely experienced’ and β€˜wise’ senior clerk John Call, β€˜runs a tight ship’ that is β€˜a commercial, modern outfit’ and β€˜supports clients’ needs’. β€˜Veteran’ head of operations Tony Liddon is β€˜a gem’. The β€˜slick’ clerking operation also includes β€˜reliable’ practice managers Nick Wise, Ben Newham and Martin Williams, who are all β€˜a pleasure to deal with and make sure your clients’ interests are looked after’; β€˜they recognise where their business comes from’. Offices in: London

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London Bar

IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory)
IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory) – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

8 New Square

8 New Square is β€˜a leading IP set with a reputation that follows’. Its β€˜reputable barristers’ are instructed in high-profile matters, such as the telecoms patent and FRAND trials in Unwired Planet v Samsung and Huawei – which Adrian Speck, Andrew Lykiardopoulos QC, Mark Chacksfield, Isabel Jamal were all instructed on.

IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory) – Leading silks

Daniel Alexander QC - 8 New Square β€˜He is technically brilliant and will be a judge before we know it.’

Ranked: tier 1

Adrian Speck QC - 8 New Square β€˜He is an excellent QC.’

Ranked: tier 3

Martin Howe QC - 8 New Square β€˜He has a compendious knowledge of the law and is a first-rate advocate and cross-examiner.’

Ranked: tier 4
IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory) – Leading juniors

James St Ville - 8 New Square β€˜He is incredibly able, thorough, with a real eye for the detail – he is the junior you want in your corner on the technical cases.’

Ranked: tier 2

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

8 New Square

The β€˜professional, yet down-to-earth’ 8 New Square is considered to be β€˜one of the finest IP sets around’. With β€˜a number of the leading QCs’ as well as β€˜great young talent’, the set is recognised for its β€˜great strength in depth’. Its members deliver β€˜universally high-quality work’, predominantly in matters relating to patents, trade marks and copyright. Highlighted as β€˜a go-to set for patent litigation in both life sciences and other technical areas’, several barristers have been instructed in high-profile cases, includeing Richard Meade QC’s instruction in Actavis v Lilly and representations from Adrian Speck, Andrew Lykiardopoulos QC, Mark Chacksfield, Isabel Jamal in patent and FRAND litigation between Unwired Planet and Huawei,

Intellectual property – Leading silks

Daniel Alexander QC - 8 New Square β€˜He is technically brilliant, bright, personable, and very to the point.’

Ranked: tier 1

Richard Meade QC - 8 New Square β€˜He is super brainy and has an unflinching cross-examination style.’

Ranked: tier 1

Adrian Speck QC - 8 New Square β€˜He is always sharp and bright, and very good on tricky cases with slippery opponents.’

Ranked: tier 2

Andrew Lykiardopoulos QC - 8 New Square β€˜A driven, hardworking and insightful barrister.’

Ranked: tier 2

James Mellor QC - 8 New Square β€˜An extremely client friendly silk, with a mind that genuinely improves a case and how it should be developed and argued.’

Ranked: tier 2

Charlotte May QC - 8 New Square β€˜She is clever, responsive and fabulous at client management. She recognises the impact of other cases at home and abroad.’

Ranked: tier 3

Michael Tappin QC - 8 New Square β€˜He reliably gets on top of technical subject matter and puts together effective cross-examination.’

Ranked: tier 3

John Baldwin QC - 8 New Square β€˜He is an extraordinary fighter, and a pleasure to work with; has the ability to distil complicated legal issues into client friendly communications.’

Ranked: tier 4

Martin Howe QC - 8 New Square β€˜Extraordinarily bright counsel with a clear grip on tactics and strategy.’

Ranked: tier 4

Mark Platts-Mills QC - 8 New Square β€˜He is very experienced in a range of intellectual property disputes.’

Ranked: tier 4

Tom Moody-Stuart QC - 8 New Square β€˜He is calm and reassured even in the most challenging of times.’

Ranked: tier 4
Intellectual property – 2019 silks

Lindsay Lane QC - 8 New Square β€˜She has a commercial and no-nonsense approach; considers timing and strategy to achieve a client;s commercial goals.’

Ranked: tier 1

Mark Chacksfield QC - 8 New Square β€˜He is responsive, proactive and a pleasure to instruct.’

Ranked: tier 1
Intellectual property – Leading juniors

Isabel Jamal - 8 New Square β€˜She is excellent and stands out as one of the strongest juniors.’

Ranked: tier 2

James Whyte - 8 New Square β€˜One of the best when it comes to dealing with complex technical disputes – particularly in the life sciences sector – and is always one step ahead of the game.’

Ranked: tier 2

Jaani Riordan - 8 New Square β€˜He is an outstanding junior – very bright, hard working and easy to work with.’

Ranked: tier 4

Jessie Bowhill - 8 New Square β€˜She is personable, easy to work with, diligent and technically excellent.’

Ranked: tier 4

Jonathan Hill - 8 New Square β€˜Very clever and gets to the nub of complicated legal points quickly.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Media and entertainment (including art and cultural property)
Media and entertainment – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

8 New Square

The β€˜responsive’ 8 New Square β€˜provides great service’ across a range of sectors including the television, film, print and online media, advertising, and gaming industries. It is β€˜a leading set for IP’ and advises on issues such as television format rights, multi-territory licensing, broadcasting rights, and counterfeit goods. Work highlights include BBC v MCPS and PRS at the copyright tribunal, where Lindsay Lane and Robert Howe QC acted on opposing sides.

Media and entertainment – Leading silks

Daniel Alexander QC - 8 New Square β€˜A great mind for complex novel points; very collaborative.’

Ranked: tier 3

John Baldwin QC - 8 New Square β€˜He has strong technical knowledge and cross-examination technique.’

Ranked: tier 4
Media and entertainment – 2019 silks

Lindsay Lane QC - 8 New Square β€˜Really thinks about achieving the client’s commercial goals in terms of timing and strategy.’

Ranked: tier 1
Media and entertainment – Leading juniors

Jessie Bowhill - 8 New Square β€˜He is personable, easy to work with, diligent and thoughtful.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Set overviews: England and Wales

8 New Square is β€˜perhaps the main repository of intellectual property and media barristers’. The β€˜professional, yet down-to-earth’ IP specialists are β€˜just superior; they are smooth, unflappable and really a pleasure to work with’. β€˜The standard of work is of universally high quality and they somehow keep turning out great young new talent to add to the ranks.’ And, according to one solicitor, the set is adept at handling Chinese wall situations. The β€˜immensely experienced’ and β€˜wise’ senior clerk John Call, β€˜runs a tight ship’ that is β€˜a commercial, modern outfit’ and β€˜supports clients’ needs’. β€˜Veteran’ head of operations Tony Liddon is β€˜a gem’. The β€˜slick’ clerking operation also includes β€˜reliable’ practice managers Nick Wise, Ben Newham and Martin Williams, who are all β€˜a pleasure to deal with and make sure your clients’ interests are looked after’; β€˜they recognise where their business comes from’. Offices in: London

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