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South West > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property

(Hall of Fame)

Clare RobinsonOsborne Clarke

Osborne Clarke LLP has a strong presence advising technology clients on all aspects of their IP portfolios, including providing them with advice on business-critical software copyright protection. Clare Robinson leads the team, which also acts for clients in the retail, consumer goods and energy sectors. Robinson is experienced across litigation and advisory work; elsewhere, Will Robertson has a focus on IP-related commercial agreements in the technology sector, and Tom Harding specialises in advising media clients. Associate director Becky Crawford also stands out for her work providing strategic trademark advice. The practice is also carving out a niche in the highly sensitive defence sector, assisting clients on agreements with the government related to IP rights; Douglas Peden is taking the lead in this area.

South West > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Bristol

(Leading individuals)

Clare RobinsonOsborne Clarke LLP

Osborne Clarke LLP provides ‘a City of London service from Bristol’ thanks to a ‘commercial, approachable, friendly and results-focused’ team led by real estate litigator Leona Briggs. The practice is particularly singled out in the region for its expertise in cross-border claims and data protection litigation, and has extensive knowledge of the technology, media, telecoms, energy and financial service sectors; in the latter, the firm recently represented Wirecard Card Solutions in claims arising from a €3bn accounting fraud by its parent company. Clare Robinson is a key contact for clients in the technology and business sectors, Peter Clough is an expert in claims involving Russia, India and the wider Asia region; and Tom Ellis has experience in investigations and fraud work. Other noteworthy practitioners include technology sector specialist Charlie Wedin, financial services expert Charles Crowne and associate Becky Crawford.

South West > Insurance > Professional negligence

Osborne Clarke LLP draws on its expertise in pensions and construction law to handle professional negligence litigation involving these sectors. The practice predominantly represents claimants, such as developers and pension plan trustees, but also offers defence-side expertise in this space. Claims involving solicitors are another area of focus for the team, with Clare Robinson leading on this work. Charles Crowne and director Katherine King handle claims in the pension space, frequently working alongside pensions specialist Paul Matthews. The practice has a sizeable construction disputes team, with Rob Horne and associate director Rob Adjetey particularly prominent in this area. Tom Ellis leads the overall practice from London.