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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

Demonstrating β€˜expertise and efficiency of service’, not to mention β€˜some top-class patent silks’, 11 South Square remains the β€˜first port of call on intellectual property cases’. The set has β€˜a strong capability’ with β€˜a good succession rate of junior barristers’. β€˜All of the members I have used have a great attitude combined with technical excellence and ability,’ said one solicitor. A real strength in chambers is the β€˜proactive, approachable, efficient and easy to work with’ clerks, who – with their β€˜can-do attitudes’ – are invaluable in getting cases to trial. Ashley Carr is β€˜a wizard’ of a senior clerk; β€˜exemplary clerking, very fair and easy to deal with. His communication skills are great and you feel really looked after’. Offices in: London

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London Bar

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

11 South Square

With β€˜great attitude combined with technical excellence and ability’, 11 South Square is highlighted for its β€˜strong capabilities’ in the sector. The team is known for having β€˜a very strong field of IP silks and juniors’, who frequently handle intellectual property matters for IT sector clients. Mark Vanhegan QC and Brian Nicholson have both been instructed by Philips in separate patent disputes.

IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory) – Leading silks

Michael Silverleaf QC - 11 South Square β€˜He can be relied upon to challenge existing views on a case.’

Ranked: tier 1

Mark Vanhegan QC - 11 South Square β€˜His advocacy is reasoned and presented with a calm gravitas.’

Ranked: tier 3
IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory) – 2019 silks

Brian Nicholson QC - 11 South Square β€˜He is very impressive on the technical side.’

Ranked: tier 1

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

11 South Square

β€˜The premier IP set’, 11 South Square, is β€˜very strong in the field’, β€˜reliable, and easy to get on with’. It boasts β€˜top-class patent silks’ and has particular experience handling disputes in the technology and life sciences sector. Several members, including Michael Silverleaf QC and Kathryn Pickard, continue to be engaged in the Warner-Lambert Company LLC v Generics (UK) litigation, now before the Supreme Court. The chambers is also singled out for its β€˜exemplary clerking service’.

Intellectual property – Leading silks

Iain Purvis QC - 11 South Square β€˜Has a calm, balanced approach and is extremely bright.’

Ranked: tier 1

Mark Vanhegan QC - 11 South Square β€˜He offers sound and reliable advice and is very effective in court.’

Ranked: tier 1

Michael Silverleaf QC - 11 South Square β€˜He is an excellent barrister and brings new and different areas of thought to cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Piers Acland QC - 11 South Square β€˜Always meticulously prepared, he has the trust of the judges and good judgement on which points to run and which to fight.’

Ranked: tier 2

Hugo Cuddigan QC - 11 South Square β€˜He is very user friendly, technically precise and particularly good on database rights.’

Ranked: tier 3
Intellectual property – 2018 silks

Benet Brandreth QC - 11 South Square β€˜He is rated for his patents and trade mark litigation.’

Ranked: tier 1
Intellectual property – 2019 silks

Brian Nicholson QC - 11 South Square β€˜He is the go-to barrister for technical patent cases.’

Ranked: tier 1
Intellectual property – Leading juniors

Anna Edwards-Stuart - 11 South Square β€˜She is ferociously bright and has an exceptional work and team ethic.’

Ranked: tier 2

Chris Aikens - 11 South Square β€˜He is brilliantly bright, diligent and tenacious; he truly understands and respects client’s needs and drivers.’

Ranked: tier 3

Heather Lawrence - 11 South Square β€˜She is a reasoned, clear thinker and confident advocate with an enormous intellect and the ability to encapsulate complex legal issues in a client friendly way.’

Ranked: tier 3

Kathryn Pickard - 11 South Square β€˜She is thoughtful, personable and great with clients.’

Ranked: tier 3

Christopher Hall - 11 South Square β€˜He has a great understanding of technical issues.’

Ranked: tier 4

Jacqueline Reid - 11 South Square β€˜With very commercial, no-nonsense and responsive advice, she is undoubtedly a star of the IP Bar.’

Ranked: tier 4

Tom Alkin - 11 South Square β€˜He is a charming, conscientious, hardworking and likeable senior junior.’

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

11 South Square offers β€˜an exceptional level of service’ and leverages its strength in intellectual property law to act for media and entertainment sector clients. The set has particular experience acting for book publishers, broadcasters and music producers. Hugo Cuddigan has been instructed by β€˜The Prodigy’ in their defence of a long-running claim for copyright infringement. The set’s clerks are highlighted as being β€˜very approachable, efficient and easy to work with’.

Media and entertainment – Leading silks

Hugo Cuddigan - 11 South Square β€˜A top barrister in both advocacy and written work; he is down to earth and very good with clients.’

Ranked: tier 4

Mark Vanhegan QC - 11 South Square β€˜His advocacy is reasoned and presented with a calm gravitas.’

Ranked: tier 4

Michael Silverleaf QC - 11 South Square β€˜His advice is always sound and his seniority means it has real weight and authority.’

Ranked: tier 4
Media and entertainment – Leading juniors

Tom Alkin - 11 South Square β€˜He makes clients feel at ease and is excellent for oral advocacy.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Set overviews: England and Wales

Demonstrating β€˜expertise and efficiency of service’, not to mention β€˜some top-class patent silks’, 11 South Square remains the β€˜first port of call on intellectual property cases’. The set has β€˜a strong capability’ with β€˜a good succession rate of junior barristers’. β€˜All of the members I have used have a great attitude combined with technical excellence and ability,’ said one solicitor. A real strength in chambers is the β€˜proactive, approachable, efficient and easy to work with’ clerks, who – with their β€˜can-do attitudes’ – are invaluable in getting cases to trial. Ashley Carr is β€˜a wizard’ of a senior clerk; β€˜exemplary clerking, very fair and easy to deal with. His communication skills are great and you feel really looked after’. Offices in: London

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