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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

11 South Square is β€˜the first port of call for IP cases due to the expertise and efficient service on offer’. There is β€˜quality from top to bottom’ and β€˜members impress with their speed of response, diligence and commercial sense’. The clerking team is led by Ashley Carr, who is β€˜excellent and always able to assist’; he is β€˜a clever and β€œon it” clerk and an important part of chambers’ success’. The juniors that support him are also rated as β€˜excellent’. Offices in: London

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London Bar

IT and telecoms (including data protection)
IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory) – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

11 South Square

11 South Square β€˜stands out for its great strength in depth among silks and juniors’ and β€˜provides an excellent service’. Members have considerable experience in handling high-value intellectual property-related cases.

IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory) – Leading silks

Michael Silverleaf QC - 11 South Square β€˜Outstanding.’

Ranked: tier 1

Mark Vanhegan QC - 11 South Square β€˜A very strong modern lawyer.’

Ranked: tier 3
IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory) – Leading juniors

Brian Nicholson - 11 South Square β€˜He is incredibly bright and has an analytical mind.’

Ranked: tier 2

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

11 South Square

The β€˜top-notch’ 11 South Square is β€˜the go-to set for IP matters’ with β€˜outstanding barristers’, who have been involved in some of the leading cases in the field. Multiple members have been instructed by Samsung, Huawei, Nokia and Sony in their ongoing patent battle with Unwired Planet concerning cellular phone technology, while another strong line-up from chambers represented Meter Tech in its highly publicised claim against British Gas regarding smart meter patents.

Intellectual property – Leading silks

Iain Purvis QC - 11 South Square β€˜He is an incredibly intelligent, thoughtful and tenacious litigator.’

Ranked: tier 1

Mark Vanhegan QC - 11 South Square β€˜He is client-friendly and has gravitas as an advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

Michael Silverleaf QC - 11 South Square β€˜A top choice.’

Ranked: tier 1

Piers Acland QC - 11 South Square β€˜Highly rated.’

Ranked: tier 2

Hugo Cuddigan QC - 11 South Square β€˜He is thoughtful, clever and tenacious on his feet.’

Ranked: tier 3
Intellectual property – Leading juniors

Brian Nicholson - 11 South Square β€˜Very clever and hardworking.’

Ranked: tier 1

Anna Edwards-Stuart - 11 South Square β€˜She has a commercial outlook, takes a hands-on approach and is very good to work with.’

Ranked: tier 2

Benet Brandreth - 11 South Square β€˜An excellent senior junior.’

Ranked: tier 2

Chris Aikens - 11 South Square β€˜Extremely bright and able.’

Ranked: tier 3

Heather Lawrence - 11 South Square β€˜She has exemplary legal knowledge.’

Ranked: tier 3

Christopher Hall - 11 South Square β€˜He is a rising star, who works tirelessly and has a tremendous understanding of technical issues.’

Ranked: tier 4

Jacqueline Reid - 11 South Square β€˜Highly intelligent and combative.’

Ranked: tier 4

Kathryn Pickard - 11 South Square β€˜She is very detailed, thorough and reliable, and is a pleasure to work with.’

Ranked: tier 4

Tom Alkin - 11 South Square β€˜A great tactician and a rising star.’

Ranked: tier 4

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

11 South Square

Intellectual property set 11 South Square houses β€˜technically brilliant and user-friendly’ barristers, who have notable experience in cases involving copyright infringement, brand protection and contract disputes.

Media and entertainment – Leading silks

Hugo Cuddigan - 11 South Square β€˜A down-to-earth and new-tech savvy barrister.’

Ranked: tier 4

Mark Vanhegan QC - 11 South Square β€˜A cool and calm advocate.’

Ranked: tier 4

Michael Silverleaf QC - 11 South Square β€˜Noted for IP-related cases.’

Ranked: tier 4
Media and entertainment – Leading juniors

Tom Alkin - 11 South Square β€˜Very bright, coupled with a calm disposition and a clear sense of perspective.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Set overviews: England and Wales

11 South Square is β€˜the first port of call for IP cases due to the expertise and efficient service on offer’. There is β€˜quality from top to bottom’ and β€˜members impress with their speed of response, diligence and commercial sense’. The clerking team is led by Ashley Carr, who is β€˜excellent and always able to assist’; he is β€˜a clever and β€œon it” clerk and an important part of chambers’ success’. The juniors that support him are also rated as β€˜excellent’. Offices in: London

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