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Chambers of Nicholas Caddick KC
Hogarth Chambers

London Bar > Intellectual property Tier 1

Hogarth Chambers is strong in handling instructions concerning trade marks, copyright, designs, confidential information, and increasingly, patents. Its members regularly appear before the UKIPO, High Court, and Court of Appeal, as well as the Supreme Court. Head of chambers Nicholas Caddick KC was instructed on behalf of the claimant in Studiocanal Films v Wild Bunch SA, a High Court action regarding a copyright licence agreement for fifteen animated films made by Studio Ghibli. Roger Wyand KC advises on a range of patent cases involving pharmaceuticals, life sciences, and electronics, and Alastair Wilson KC is strong on patent actions with heavy technical content. Andrew Norris KC is another notable group member. In team news, Richard Davis KC, who is also qualified as a patent attorney, made silk in 2023 and Simon Malynicz KC joined the set from Three New Square with a strong practice in contentious trade mark matters - he is representing Tesco in a dispute with Lidl regarding an alleged trademark infringement arising from Tesco’s use of a yellow circle in Tesco Clubcard branding.

Leading Silks

Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2
Nicholas Caddick KCHogarth Chambers 'Nicholas has huge gravitas and an encyclopaedic knowledge of the law. '
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Jeremy Reed KC – Hogarth ChambersJeremy is great to work with and open to client and instructing principal’s input, but appropriately tenacious when required. His advocacy is calm, respectful, and compelling, and he is able to develop a good rapport with judges and tribunals.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4

2023 Silks

Richard Davis KCHogarth ChambersRichard is very personable and knowledgeable, and not afraid to roll up his sleeves and get on as part of a team. He is passionate in his advocacy, he reads the papers thoroughly, and his being a qualified patent attorney gives him a proper understanding of the underlying process.’

Leading Juniors

Michael Hicks – Hogarth ChambersMichael has such an eye for how a judge will see a case. His ability to take in detail and produce clear and thought-out pleadings is brilliant, and his cross-examination style is measured and effective.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Charlotte BlytheHogarth Chambers ‘Charlotte is a very able advocate, and she is particularly effective in listening to the submissions of opposing parties and feedback from the UKIPO hearing officer and rebutting each of the points raised in a very clear and persuasive manner.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Jonathan Moss – Hogarth ChambersJonathan is a real team player and great for bouncing ideas around to mutually develop the strongest case. He has very good advocacy skills and deals extremely well with interventions from the judge.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Jamie Muir Wood – Hogarth ChambersJamie is very good with clients and he is very bright. He knows his stuff across all areas of IP, and is very commercial in the advice provided.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Sam Carter – Hogarth ChambersSam's strengths include good attention to detail and great knowledge of complex areas of IP.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4
Nick Zweck – Hogarth ChambersNick brings a level of analysis that is at least as good as, if not better than, any other experienced junior working in IP. He has international experience and clients really feel they are working with someone who understands their problems, and it often is an advantage that he has practised in more than one jurisdiction.'
Ranked: Tier 4


‘The clerks are thoroughly sound individuals, many of whom have stacks of experience. Ian Bowie and Clive Nicholls are so well-known in IP circles that they need no introduction.’

‘The clerks are brilliant. Clive Nicholls and Ian Bowie lead a brilliant team.’

‘Ian Bowie is one of the most experienced IP clerks in the business.’

‘All of the clerks at Hogarth are always very helpful. John Davies is particularly helpful when it comes to negotiating diaries and agreeing fee arrangements.’

‘All the clerks are very good.’

‘Hogarth has a number of junior barristers who are reliable and do a good job.’

‘One of the best IP chambers.’

‘Hogarth is a go-to set for soft IP. Great clerks and barristers that love their work.’

London Bar > Media and entertainment Tier 1

Considered to be ‘clearly excellent’ in media and entertainment law, the barristers of Hogarth Chambers frequently instructed in film and music cases for an array of clients, from management through to artists, often in cases with an intellectual property angle. Andrew Norris KC successfully acted for the BBC in Molavi v Gilbert case, defending the broadcaster and one of the writers of long-running drama Silent Witness against claims that two episodes of the show broadcast in 2019 were plagiarised. Gwilym Harbottle represented the claimant in Entertainment One UK Ltd v SConnect Media LLC, a dispute between the creators of Peppa Pig and a Vietnamese children’s cartoon named Wolfoo, which is alleged to have breached copyrights relating to the British show. In Evans v John Lewis PLC and DDB UK Limited case, Michael Hicks successfully argued that the ‘Excitable Edgar’ character in the retailer’s 2019 Christmas advert had not infringed copyright from a children’s book written by the claimant.

Leading Silks

Andrew Norris KCHogarth Chambers ‘Andrew is very client-friendly, hardworking and responsive.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2
Simon Malynicz KCHogarth Chambers ‘Simon is renowned for his trade mark practice and has handled many of the leading trade mark cases.’
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Michael HicksHogarth Chambers ‘Michael is a great team player and it is always a pleasure to work with him. His advice and drafting are extremely clear.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
Jonathan MossHogarth Chambers ‘Jonny quickly gets to the nub of the issues, providing excellent strategic and commercial advice. Jonny’s pleadings are first rate.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Sam Carter Hogarth Chambers ‘Strengths: attention to detail; knowledge of complex areas of IP.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Guy TrittonHogarth Chambers ‘Guy is extremely thorough and pays great attention to detail whilst recognising the bigger commercial picture and understanding the client’s objectives.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Jamie Muir Wood  – Hogarth Chambers ‘Good on the detail, very personable and hard working. Jamie delivers arguments in a persuasive manner and always provides common sense advice on matters.’
Ranked: Tier 3


‘David Court is a pleasure to work with, attentive and follows up on all issues.’

‘Adam Homes is a pleasure to work with. He is responsive and helpful.’

‘Hogarth are clearly an excellent set with heavyweight practitioners and some very promising juniors. They are consistently in the top IP sets.’


‘Responsive and helpful.’

‘The clerks are great and always happy to help.’


‘The clerks are very helpful and friendly.’

Work highlights

London Bar > Defamation and privacy

Leading Silks

Jeremy Reed KCHogarth Chambers ‘Jeremy is really thorough. Despite being a silk, he still gets to know the documents himself and is not afraid to do the heavy lifting. He is a genuine help to his instructing solicitors, and lay clients also appreciate his efforts.’
Ranked: Tier 3

London Bar > Crypto and blockchain assets

London Bar > IT and telecoms (infrastructure and contracts)

Members of chambers act in relation to every aspect of the enforcement and licensing of all intellectual property rights including:

  • Patents, technology transfers, plant variety rights, pharmaceutical and environmental regulatory compliance.
  • Trade marks and passing off, unfair competition, trade libel, domain names, sports and character merchandising, franchising, and corporate sponsorship.
  • Copyright, registered and unregistered designs, copyright tribunals, database rights, trade secrets, counterfeiting and criminal remedies.

Our members have consistently appeared in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) more than any other chambers throughout the last decade. Our barristers regularly appear before the High Court, the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court, the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO), the European Patent Office and on a transitional basis, the CJEU.

Hogarth Chambers are well known for providing an illuminating roster of seminars and conferences, covering a wide spectrum of Intellectual Property matters. For more detail, click EVENTS

A huge number of the leading texts in the IP field are edited or contributed to by our members, including:

  • Copinger & Skone James on Copyright
  • Tritton on Intellectual Property in Europe
  • CIPA Guide to the Patents Act (the ‘Black Book’)
  • Gurry on Breach of Confidence
  • A User’s Guide to Trade Marks and Passing Off
  • A Practical Guide to Trade Mark Law
  • The Modern Law of Trade Marks (6th Edition, sub nom Morcom on Trade Marks)
Department Name Email Telephone
Chambers Director Adam Homes
Senior Clerk Clive Nicholls
Practice Manager John Davies
Practice Manager David Court
Junior Clerk Natasha Vogt
Marketing and Administration Assistant Ruben Kirin
Head of Chambers CADDICK KC, Nick (1986)
Members of Chambers MORCOM KC, Christopher (1963)
Members of Chambers WILSON KC, Alastair (1968)
Members of Chambers WYAND KC, Roger (1973)
Members of Chambers MALYNICZ KC, Simon (1997)
Members of Chambers NORRIS KC, Andrew (1995)
Members of Chambers REED KC, Jeremy (1997)
Members of Chambers DAVIES, Gillian (1961)
Members of Chambers STEWART, Alexander (1975)
Members of Chambers HICKS, Michael (1976)
Members of Chambers BRAGIEL, Edward (1977)
Members of Chambers MICHAELS, Amanda (1981)
Members of Chambers HARBOTTLE, Gwilym (1987)
Members of Chambers TRITTON, Guy (1987)
Members of Chambers DAVIS, Richard (1992)
Members of Chambers ZWECK, Nick (2014)
Members of Chambers ST QUINTIN, Tom (2006)
Members of Chambers LONGSTAFF, Ben (2009)
Members of Chambers MOSS, Jonathan (2009)
Members of Chambers BLYTHE, Charlotte (2012)
Members of Chambers MUIR WOOD, Jamie (2012)
Members of Chambers CARTER, Sam (2014)
Members of Chambers CRONAN, Edward (2018)
Members of Chambers WATKINSON, Kendal (2021)
Photo Name Position Profile
Charlotte Blythe photo Charlotte Blythe Barrister specialising in soft intellectual property, including trade marks, passing off, design…
Edward Bragiel photo Edward Bragiel Barrister specialising in: intellectual property including copyright, passing off, trade marks, breach…
Nicholas Caddick photo Nicholas Caddick Barrister specialising in:(1) Intellectual property – copyright, designs, trade marks, breach of…
Sam Carter photo Sam Carter Sam is a barrister specialising in all areas of intellectual property law,…
Gillian Davies. PHD photo Prof Gillian Davies. PHD Barrister specialising in international and European intellectual property law predominantly patents and…
Gillian Davies. PHD photo Prof Gillian Davies. PHD Barrister specialising in international and European intellectual property law predominantly patents and…
Richard Davis KC photo Richard Davis KC Richard practises from Hogarth Chambers, a leading set of specialist IP trial…
Gwilym Harbottle photo Gwilym Harbottle Specialist in intellectual property (excluding patents) and media and entertainment. Cases of…
Michael Hicks photo Michael Hicks Barrister specialising in intellectual property, information technology and other disputes concerning technology.…
Ben Longstaff photo Ben Longstaff Barrister specialising in all areas of intellectual property, including patents, trade marks,…
Simon Malynicz photo Simon Malynicz Simon has an extensive IP practice, covering trade marks, passing off, copyright,…
Amanda Michaels photo Amanda Michaels Barrister specialising in intellectual property and media and entertainment law, dealing widely…
Christopher Morcom photo Christopher Morcom Previous head of Hogarth Chambers. Barrister specialising in intellectual property with trade…
Jonathan Moss photo Jonathan Moss Specialist in advisory and litigation work in all aspects of intellectual property…
Jamie Muir Wood photo Jamie Muir Wood Barristers specialising in Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment, Privacy
Andrew Norris photo Andrew Norris Specialist in advisory and litigation work in all aspects of intellectual property…
Jeremy Reed photo Jeremy Reed Barrister specialising in all areas of intellectual property law (patents, trade marks,…
Tom St Quintin photo Tom St Quintin Barrister specialising in all areas of intellectual property and information technology, including…
Alexander Stewart photo Alexander Stewart Barrister specialising in all aspects of corporate insolvency, personal insolvency and company…
Guy Tritton photo Guy Tritton Barrister dealing with intellectual property, competition, media and entertainment, franchise, information technology…
Kendal Watkinson photo Kendal Watkinson Kendal joined Chambers in September 2022 following the successful completion of her…
Alastair Wilson photo Alastair Wilson Barrister specialising in all aspects of intellectual property, IT and commercial disputes…
Alastair Wilson photo Alastair Wilson Barrister specialising in all aspects of intellectual property, IT and commercial disputes…
Roger Wyand photo Roger Wyand Barrister specialising in: patents including the whole range of technology from pharmaceutical…
Nick Zweck photo Mr Nick Zweck Barrister, Middle Temple.  Practices in all areas of intellectual property law and…
Nick Zweck photo Mr Nick Zweck Barrister, Middle Temple.  Practices in all areas of intellectual property law and…