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Chambers of Iain Purvis QC

GRAY'S INN, LONDON, WC1R 5EY, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7405 1222
Fax:
Fax 020 7242 4282
DX:
433 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.11southsquare.com

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

For many, 11 South Square is ‘the leading intellectual property set’. ‘There is talent from top to bottom and no weak links’; ‘if your first-choice counsel is unavailable, it is rare that a suitable substitute cannot be found in chambers’. ‘The clerks provide by far and away the best service’; ‘they are honest, transparent and recognise the importance of putting the client’s needs first’. In particular, senior clerk Ashley Carr is ‘a commercial pragmatist, who always strives to provide a first-class service’. ‘Rarely does a problem come up that he can’t fix’, and ‘when the pressure is on and a request for help goes out, he is on it like a shot’. The clerking team also includes Michelle Carter, who is ‘superb and could not be more helpful’. Offices in: London

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London Bar

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

11 South Square

11 South Square houses ‘excellent advocates across the board’. Coming at its IT and telecoms practice with an IP lens, the set regularly handles high-value cases such as the ongoing Unwired Planet vs Samsung and others litigation.

IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory) – Leading silks

Michael Silverleaf QC - 11 South SquareExcellent at identifying the weaknesses in a case.

Ranked: tier 1

Mark Vanhegan QC - 11 South SquareExcellent with clients.

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

Brian Nicholson - 11 South SquareA standout counsel.

Ranked: tier 2

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

11 South Square

At 11 South Square, ‘the strength in depth of the set is self-evident’. Members regularly handle IP matters with a media slant and pharmaceutical patent disputes. In 2015, several counsel appeared in the Trunki design dispute. Henry Carr QC was recently appointed to the bench.

Intellectual property – Leading silks

Iain Purvis QC - 11 South SquareHe has a calm, balanced approach and is extremely bright.

Ranked: tier 1

Michael Silverleaf QC - 11 South SquareHe has a deep understanding of the most arcane aspects of IP law.

Ranked: tier 1

Mark Vanhegan QC - 11 South SquareA joy to work with and excellent with clients.

Ranked: tier 2

Piers Acland QC - 11 South SquareResponsive, always helpful and good with clients.

Ranked: tier 2

Hugo Cuddigan QC - 11 South SquareHe is thorough and responsive, and gives clear guidance and opinions.

Ranked: tier 4
Intellectual property – Leading juniors

Brian Nicholson - 11 South SquareHe has a zest for patent litigation which makes even the most difficult of cases fun.

Ranked: tier 1

Anna Edwards-Stuart - 11 South SquareShe continues to chart a path to the forefront of the IP Bar.

Ranked: tier 2

Benet Brandreth - 11 South SquareA very impressive advocate.

Ranked: tier 2

Chris Aikens - 11 South SquareHe has very sound legal knowledge and in-depth experience of court procedures.

Ranked: tier 3

Heather Lawrence - 11 South SquareHer legal knowledge and skills are exemplary.

Ranked: tier 3

Christopher Hall - 11 South SquareHe has a solid understanding of IP law and strong advocacy skills.

Ranked: tier 4

Jacqueline Reid - 11 South SquareShe has a great eye for detail and is forthright as an advocate.

Ranked: tier 4

Kathryn Pickard - 11 South SquareKnown for pharmaceutical cases.

Ranked: tier 4

Tom Alkin - 11 South SquareImpressive in his paperwork and on his feet.

Ranked: tier 4

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Media and entertainment
Media and entertainment – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

11 South Square

Known for IP and media work, 11 South Square houses ‘very strong individuals’. In 2015, members handled several music contract cases and copyright infringement disputes for film companies.

Media and entertainment – Leading silks

Michael Silverleaf QC - 11 South SquareHes an extremely competent advocate, who is particularly able to articulate difficult points simply.

Ranked: tier 3

Iain Purvis QC - 11 South SquareInsightful, very clever and relaxed.

Ranked: tier 4

Mark Vanhegan QC - 11 South SquareA joy to work with and excellent with clients.

Ranked: tier 4
Media and entertainment – Leading juniors

Tom Alkin - 11 South SquareConscientious, hardworking, and good with clients.

Ranked: tier 3

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Set overviews: England and Wales

For many, 11 South Square is ‘the leading intellectual property set’. ‘There is talent from top to bottom and no weak links’; ‘if your first-choice counsel is unavailable, it is rare that a suitable substitute cannot be found in chambers’. ‘The clerks provide by far and away the best service’; ‘they are honest, transparent and recognise the importance of putting the client’s needs first’. In particular, senior clerk Ashley Carr is ‘a commercial pragmatist, who always strives to provide a first-class service’. ‘Rarely does a problem come up that he can’t fix’, and ‘when the pressure is on and a request for help goes out, he is on it like a shot’. The clerking team also includes Michelle Carter, who is ‘superb and could not be more helpful’. Offices in: London

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