Firm Profile > Briffa > London, England

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Intellectual property: trade marks, copyright and design Tier 6

Briffa has recently expanded with the acquisition of the client list from Chancery Trade Marks, a deal which has boosted the firm's headcount and also gifted the firm a number of new household name clients. The firm's work includes advising on international brand protection strategies, global IP and trade mark strategy, and representing clients in trade mark disputes, passing off claims and copyright infringement disputes. The core team comprises managing partner Margaret Briffa, senior partner Ralph Wehrle, 'skilled and knowledgeable' IP disputes head William Miles, and 'commercially focused' non-contentious IP head Eamon Chawke.

Other key lawyers:


‘Very professional, very efficient and very comprehensive. They are excellent compared with other firms.’

‘A truly unique firm. From the location of their offices to the personalities, approachability and expertise of individual members of the team. They are extremely modern and forward-thinking at the same time as being real specialists in their field.’

‘One of the best SME services across the whole of the TMT/IP sector in the UK today.’

‘Cost-effective, pragmatic and talented, Briffa is the first port of call for many SME clients who need solid and reliable specialist advice at realistic prices from a firm who understands SMEs.’

‘Briffa combines the best aspects of a Magic Circle firm and a scrappy, laid-back startup. Their people are professional, highly responsive and business minded.’

I was very impressed by Eamon Chawke’s professionalism. He is very dependable.’

‘Ramsay Monime is extremely passionate about his work. He is also very knowledgeable and an excellent lawyer which means that he manages to retain a number of very well-known clients who would normally go to much bigger firms. He gives 100% to his work and at the same time is personable and great fun to work with.’

‘William Miles is a delight to work with, skilled, knowledgeable and able to deliver real results for his clients in an efficient and pragmatic manner.’

‘Eamon Chawke has been our key point of contact and relationship manager since we came on board with Briffa. He embodies everything we enjoy about working with Briffa. In addition to exceptional service , what sets Eamon apart is his egalitarian demeanour. We have been with Briffa since Eamon was an associate and we noticed no change in our level of service as he moved from associate to partner.’

‘Eamon Chawke is on top of the law, as you would expect, but more importantly he is commercially focused with the client’s aims in mind. He is also lovely to work with.’

‘Will Miles always helpful and provides key advice in a timely manner.’

‘I value Ramsay Monime’s straightforward thinking and ability to communicate ideas effectively. He is a great networker and respective of the contributions of members of a co-panel team.’

Key clients

Ann Summers

Financial Conduct Authority


Chestertons International Estate Agents

Tom Dixon





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