Briffa > London, England > Firm Profile

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TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property: trade marks, copyright and design Tier 5

Briffa‘s IP team is praised by clients as an ‘excellent practice for soft IP’ combining ‘high-calibre lawyers with a personal touch’. The team is particularly strong in the copyright space, advising a diverse group of clients across the consumer, manufacturing, automotive, education and publishing industries, with recent highlights including acting for a number of high-profile individuals regarding their personal brands. The team is led by a group of ‘innovative’ names, including founding partner Margaret Briffa, contentious IP expert Ralph Wehrle, and trade mark, design, and copyright contentious specialist William Miles. IP-rich sector specialist Éamon Chawke and the ‘personable’ Ramsay Monime also co-lead the practice.

Practice head(s):

Margaret Briffa; Ralph Wehrle; William Miles; Éamon Chawke; Ramsay Monime

Other key lawyers:

Tom Synott; Joshua Schuermann


‘Briffa is the perfect law firm for a SME – offering a top-class full-service legal function that is affordable for even the smallest/newest start-up, but which you will want to keep for many years to come.’

‘Margaret Briffa is unflappable, commercially savvy, excellent judgment.’

‘The practice is an excellent one for soft IP. It combines high calibre lawyers with a personal touch and (I believe) good value fees, which its relatively small size enable it to give. I would characterize the firm as offering leading city firm quality, but without the fuss and expense.’

‘Ramsay Monime is very personable and has built up an excellent rapport with us.’

‘Led by the charismatic Margaret Briffa, Briffa provides a service unique in the London market – specialist IP services at a high quality for individual creatives and SMEs. Not everyone can afford to litigate – Briffa knows this, and comes up with practical, cost-effective solutions for smaller clients.’

‘Briffa as an IP firm specializing in all aspects of Intellectual Property law and practice. They provide the highest level IP services. They are always very quick and accurate and can provide the clients with overall pictures of the cases. We are much impressed by their professionalism and creative advice.’

‘William Miles is one of the brightest young partners I have had the pleasure of working with. He displays a profound respect for his clients and is assiduous in promoting their interests. Tom Synott, who worked with William, is of the same ilk, and together they are a formidable team.’

‘Great advice, good team spirit and working together, commercial approach. Always have a good in-house viewpoint.’

Key clients

Ann Summers

Financial Conduct Authority


Chestertons International Estate Agents


Tom Dixon

CMR Surgical


Jasper Morrison

Fundsmith LLP