Chambers of Michael Silverleaf QCGRAY'S INN, LONDON, WC1R 5EY, ENGLAND
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- 433 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
- London Bar > Intellectual property
Within Intellectual property, 11 South Square (Michael Silverleaf QC) is a first tier set,
‘At the top of its game’, 11 South Square’s reputation is ‘rightly founded on great technical excellence, diligence and hard work’. Michael Silverleaf QC is ‘unbelievably clever and focused’, Henry Carr QC ‘grasps technical and legal arguments quickly’, and Iain Purvis QC is ‘a wise pair of hands’. Piers Acland QC has ‘fantastic client management skills’, and Mark Vanhegan QC is ‘excellent at cross-examination’. Of the juniors, Richard Hacon ‘gets results’, and Brian Nicholson is ‘a real asset to clients’. Benet Brandreth ‘reads the tribunal and his opponent well, and thinks very quickly on his feet’. Also recommended are the ‘extremely bright’ Hugo Cuddigan, the ‘doggedly determined’ Anna Edwards-Stuart, the ‘client-friendly’ Giles Fernando, and ‘impressive drafter’ Heather Lawrence .
Within IT and telecoms (except regulatory), 11 South Square (Michael Silverleaf QC) is a second tier set,
11 South Square’s members regularly act for leading companies in the sector. Henry Carr QC, Mark Vanhegan QC, who is ‘commercial and sees the bigger picture’, and Brian Nicholson represented Samsung in its dispute with Apple concerning mobile telephone technology. Michael Silverleaf QC is ‘one of the top talents, and an impressive cross-examiner’. Heather Lawrence is acting in herbicide patent case BASF AG v Makhteshim-Agan UK. Jacqueline Reid was recently appointed Chair of the Bar Council’s IT panel.
Within Media, entertainment and sport, 11 South Square (Michael Silverleaf QC) is a third tier set,
At specialist IP set 11 South Square, Michael Silverleaf QC is advising News Group Newspapers regarding phone-hacking claims. Silverleaf and Hugo Cuddigan, who is recommended for his ability to formulate ‘persuasive, well-structured arguments at high speed’, are representing Sportradar against Football DataCo. Iain Purvis QC, who ‘outguns his opponents with his persuasiveness and the force of his arguments’, is also recommended.
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