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Blake Morgan LLP

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Jill Bainbridge

Work 023 8085 7160
Blake Morgan LLP

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Litigation and dispute resolution.


Partner with particular specialism in IP and IT; advises on a wide range of copyright, database rights, trade marks, design rights, patent disputes and cross-border disputes. Deals with international arbitration matters, domain name disputes through the ICANN and Nominet dispute resolution procedures; also handles IT disputes, commercial disputes and brand strategy advice. Manages the trade mark prosecution practice. Aviation disputes.


Trained Lester Aldridge; qualified 1994; Blake Lapthorn 1999; partner 2002.


Associate member Institute of Trademark Agents; founder committee member of the Society for Computers and Law IT Disputes Interest Group; associate member INTA.


Ossett School; Nottingham Trent University (LLB Hons; LSF Hons; LLM in Advanced Litigation with Distinction; Diploma in Practice Management with Distinction).

South East: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Hampshire

Within: Commercial litigation: Hampshire

Blake Morgan LLP's commercial litigation team focuses on the healthcare, IT, manufacturing and retail sectors, where it advises public and private sector entities alike. Practice head Jill Bainbridge is the name to note for complex IP disputes and has significant experience of working on cross-border matters. Susie Dryden, who 'picks out the key issues and gets to the heart of the matter', has a longstanding role as intervention agent for the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Legal director Michael Colledge joined from Russell-Cooke LLP.

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South East: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Intellectual property

Within: Leading individuals

Jill Bainbridge - Blake Morgan LLP

Within: Intellectual property

Blake Morgan LLP fields a highly rated IP group, especially its trade mark protection team which includes senior associate Ben Evans who is also a trade mark attorney. The practice acts for clients in an array of sectors including the charity, public, retail and leisure areas, servicing clients on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious matters. In addition to brand protection, it advises on  copyright disputes and reputation management. The team is headed by Jill Bainbridge who handles contentious cases as well as trade mark prosecution work. Sheilah Mackie departed the team for an in-house position.

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Media and entertainment

Within: Media and entertainment

Blake Morgan LLP is most notable for its work on reputation management matters, often acting for clients in defamation cases. The firm also has key sector expertise in both the arts - advising on a range of disputes - and publishing, where it advises on ethics, libel, and defamation. Jill Bainbridge heads the team, while senior associate Ben Evans is particularly adept in reputation management work concerning the internet and social media.

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