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Chambers of Michael Silverleaf 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 ‘a set of choice for IP litigation’ and ‘the very best in terms of quality and service’. With allied strength in IT and media law, it is hailed as ‘a really excellent set of chambers with a collegiate and friendly feel’. ‘The clerks are superb’; ‘they will always go the extra mile and provide the most cost-effective service without compromising quality’. ‘Efficient and responsive’ senior clerk Ashley Carr is ‘in a league of his own’; ‘he has his ear to the ground’ and ‘will give you the inside track, when asked’. His team includes Michelle Carter, who is ‘coming to the fore in her own right’, and Jordan Foley, who is ‘a rising star’. 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 includes barristers that handle a range of ICT related issues, often involving IP related matters.

IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory) – Leading silks

Henry Carr QC - 11 South SquareNoted for the intersection between IP and IT law.’

Ranked: tier 1

Mark Vanhegan QC - 11 South SquareUnderstands the technology and commercial imperatives.’

Ranked: tier 4

Michael Silverleaf QC - 11 South SquareA very effective cross-examiner.’

Ranked: tier 1
IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory) – Leading juniors

Brian Nicholson - 11 South SquareBright, hardworking, experienced and interesting.’

Ranked: tier 2

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

11 South Square

11 South Square provides ‘a first-class and intelligent service, from reception to the clerks to members of chambers’, and ‘there are no weak links from the most senior QC to the most junior counsel’. Work highlights included the highly publicised trade mark disputes Cadbury v Nestlé and Europcar v Enterprise.

Intellectual property – Leading silks

Henry Carr QC - 11 South SquareA brilliant advocate; without doubt the leading IP silk in the country.’

Ranked: tier 1

Iain Purvis QC - 11 South SquareA leader in his field, with a calm and balanced approach.’

Ranked: tier 1

Mark Vanhegan QC - 11 South SquareExtremely knowledgeable, and always calm and collected.’

Ranked: tier 3

Michael Silverleaf QC - 11 South SquareHe is highly authoritative and presents evidence in the most convincing form.’

Ranked: tier 1

Piers Acland QC - 11 South SquareHe is extremely strong on the law and a real pleasure to work with.’

Ranked: tier 2
Intellectual property – New silks

Hugo Cuddigan QC - 11 South SquareVery clever, quick thinking, thorough and decisive.

Ranked: tier 1
Intellectual property – Leading juniors

Anna Edwards-Stuart - 11 South SquareImproving her profile year on year, she is an extremely hard worker, very bright and very diligent.’

Ranked: tier 2

Benet Brandreth - 11 South SquareHe has an excellent and original mind, and is very hardworking.’

Ranked: tier 2

Brian Nicholson - 11 South SquareAlways makes himself available to clients; he is a fun and interesting addition to any team.’

Ranked: tier 2

Chris Aikens - 11 South SquareHe has excellent hands-on experience supporting his clever mind.’

Ranked: tier 4

Christopher Hall - 11 South SquareHe combines forensic attention to detail with excellent tactical and negotiation skills.’

Ranked: tier 4

Heather Lawrence - 11 South SquareShe has a highly proactive, commercial and common-sense approach.’

Ranked: tier 3

Jacqueline Reid - 11 South SquareShe is robust on her feet in court, and fights her client’s corner with gusto.’

Ranked: tier 4

Kathryn Pickard - 11 South SquareExperienced in the High Court and Court of Appeal.’

Ranked: tier 4

Tom Alkin - 11 South SquareHe is excellent at identifying the points of importance to focus on.’

Ranked: tier 4

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

11 South Square

11 South Square is noted for its associated strength in IP. The clerks are singled out as ‘going the extra mile, and providing the most cost-effective service without compromising quality’.

Media and entertainment – Leading silks

Iain Purvis QC - 11 South SquareSharp and creative, and good with clients.’

Ranked: tier 4

Mark Vanhegan QC - 11 South SquareHe is utterly charming, and knows his stuff.’

Ranked: tier 4

Michael Silverleaf QC - 11 South SquareGood at cutting through the forest of argument to focus on the key issues.’

Ranked: tier 3
Media and entertainment – New silks

Hugo Cuddigan QC - 11 South SquareHe is very easy to work with, and gives clear guidance and opinions.’

Ranked: tier 1
Media and entertainment – Leading juniors

Tom Alkin - 11 South SquareHe always make himself available, however busy, and nothing seems to be too much trouble.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Set overviews: England and Wales

11 South Square is ‘a set of choice for IP litigation’ and ‘the very best in terms of quality and service’. With allied strength in IT and media law, it is hailed as ‘a really excellent set of chambers with a collegiate and friendly feel’. ‘The clerks are superb’; ‘they will always go the extra mile and provide the most cost-effective service without compromising quality’. ‘Efficient and responsive’ senior clerk Ashley Carr is ‘in a league of his own’; ‘he has his ear to the ground’ and ‘will give you the inside track, when asked’. His team includes Michelle Carter, who is ‘coming to the fore in her own right’, and Jordan Foley, who is ‘a rising star’. Offices in: London

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