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Chambers of Nicholas Caddick KC
Hogarth Chambers

London Bar > Intellectual property Tier 2

Hogarth Chambers‘ ‘depth and breadth are spot on‘. The specialist IP set has longstanding expertise in trade mark work, with its members consistently appearing in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC). Recently, Chambers has also developed a niche in cryptocurrency sector-related matters. Head of chambers Nicholas Caddick KC represented Studiocanal in a claim that a screenplay infringed the copyright of Ealing comedy Kind Heart and Coronets; and leading senior junior Amanda Michaels acted for the Manuka Honey Appellation Society, which wished to register a certification mark, such application opposed by both an Australian honey association and UK honey business, Rowse, which is part of Valeo Foods.

Leading Silks

Simon Malynicz KCHogarth ChambersSimon is probably the best counsel in the UK for trade marks. In addition, he is fantastic with clients in conference, and his advocacy is direct and to the point. He is also able to move cases along to focus on the key points in issue.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2
Nicholas Caddick KCHogarth ChambersHe has a very fine legal mind, and is hugely knowledgeable in copyright and trade marks.
Ranked: Tier 3
Andrew Norris KC – Hogarth ChambersHe is a joy to work with – clever, but with a very pleasant manner in court that makes others feel comfortable.
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4

2021 Silks

Jeremy Reed KC – Hogarth ChambersJeremy is knowledgeable, quick to assimilate information, and extremely good at engaging with clients – outstanding to deal with.

2023 Silks

Richard Davis KCHogarth ChambersA barrister of choice for his no-nonsense approach, real understanding of patent law, approachability, and genuine interest in getting a good commercial outcome for the client.

Leading Juniors

Michael Hicks – Hogarth ChambersMichael’s strengths lie in the combination of his innate talent, his commitment to doing his very best on everything he undertakes, and his huge experience. He is also very much a team player and great to work with.
Ranked: Tier 1
Amanda MichaelsHogarth ChambersOutstanding advocate – very commercial and pragmatic, and loved by clients.
Ranked: Tier 1
Guy Tritton – Hogarth ChambersGuy is a confident advocate with a good grasp of a broad range of IP areas, particularly the soft IP aspects of trade marks and copyright.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Charlotte BlytheHogarth ChambersMethodical, approachable, and a clear approach in conferences. She is strategic, and her knowledge and experience of trade mark disputes means she is the junior to go to on trade mark matters.
Ranked: Tier 3
Gwilym HarbottleHogarth ChambersGwilym is very intelligent and really knows the law – practical, pragmatic and a strong commercial sense.
Ranked: Tier 3
Jonathan Moss – Hogarth ChambersHe is very good with clients and good on his feet.
Ranked: Tier 3
Jamie Muir Wood – Hogarth ChambersJamie is very responsive, approachable, and hands-on – no task is too much and his advocacy is assured.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ben LongstaffHogarth ChambersExtremely easy to work with, insightful, and a real team player with no airs and graces.  Ben’s advocacy is patient but firm.
Ranked: Tier 4
Nick Zweck – Hogarth ChambersNick is very hardworking, quick to pick up matters, and always gives his best.
Ranked: Tier 4
Sam Carter – Hogarth ChambersHis advocacy is exemplary in terms of articulating complex legal theories, and responding adeptly and decisively to curveballs from opponents.
Ranked: Tier 4



Some real stars in the making at the junior end – the set goes from strength to strength and now has real depth.

Hogarth Chambers is a great set with some undervalued barristers. It is a broader church  than some of its competitors, but that is often a good thing where there is a mix of IP and commercial issues in a case.

The depth and breadth are spot on.

A very solid-performing IP Chambers. Its juniors, in particular, are very good and very usable.

A good chambers to deal with, and it always has someone on hand to assist.


Excellent, approachable and friendly.

London Bar > Media and entertainment Tier 2

With its standing as ‘one of the very top sets in IP and media‘, the members at Hogarth Chambers act in a range of copyright and trademark infringement cases, representing clients in the music, media and publishing sectors. Andrew Norris KC, whose ‘knowledge is second to none‘, acted for the defendant in Island Records and Others v Live From Abbey Road Ltd, an ownership and rights dispute over approximately 100 recordings of various high-profile bands produced between 2006 and 2015 in Abbey Road recording studios. Gwilym Harbottle acted for BPI and other record companies in a High Court case regarding orders for ISPs to block streamrippers (which allow users to download streamed content) and cyberlocker websites (file storage providers allegedly used for illegal filesharing). In Voodoo SAS v Rollic Games, Michael Hicks represented the defendant in a dispute based on the alleged plagiarism of mobile games “Wood Shop” and “Woodturning”.

Leading Silks

Andrew Norris KCHogarth ChambersAndrew's knowledge is second to none. User friendly, always happy to have a discussion and has the answers at his fingertips.'
Ranked: Tier 2

2021 Silks

Leading Juniors

Gwilym HarbottleHogarth ChambersGwilym’s deep knowledge of the music and entertainment industry is exceptional, and is crucial in being able to develop a strategy for each case.
Ranked: Tier 1
Michael HicksHogarth ChambersMichael has encyclopaedic knowledge of the case law, partly thanks to the sheer number of landmark cases he has worked on. He has the reputation and abilities to be pitched against any KC.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Amanda MichaelsHogarth ChambersAmanda is outstanding. She is very bright and articulate. She also has the ability to explain things simply and logically.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 3
Guy TrittonHogarth ChambersGuy is very knowledgeable and establishes rapport with the client effectively.‘  
Ranked: Tier 3
Jamie Muir Wood  – Hogarth Chambers 'Jamie is efficient, accessible and knowledgeable - his written submissions and advocacy skills are rock solid.'
Ranked: Tier 4



Hogarth is a great IP set, with some top quality barristers at the junior and silk level.

Hogarth have a good range of counsel in this very specialist field. They make themselves available and are excellent at accommodating client needs.

Hogarth remain a go-to IP set, the clerks are responsive and their bench of counsel is very deep, meaning that we have a good range of options when looking to instruct on short notice.

Hogarth is one of the very top sets in IP and Media.


Ian Bowie and John Davies are excellent clerks, with the deep knowledge of not only their own barristers but barristers at other sets that comes from years of practice.

All the clerks at Hogarth are approachable and very helpful.

London Bar > Defamation and privacy

London Bar > IT and telecoms (infrastructure and contracts)

Leading Juniors

Michael HicksHogarth Chambers 'Michael is a great team player. He is bright and hardworking. His writing is clear and focussed. He is a relaxed but effective advocate.  His experience shows, and he is excellent at thinking on his feet.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Guy TrittonHogarth ChambersGuy clearly has the depth and breadth of experience and expertise a silk does. He engages well with the client team and provides input promptly and in a client friendly manner.'
Ranked: Tier 3

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)
Chambers Director Ian Bowie
Senior Clerk Clive Nicholls
Practice Manager John Davies
Practice Manager Adam Homes
Practice Manager David Court
Junior Clerk Natasha Vogt
Marketing and Administration Manager Janine Fishwick
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)
Charlotte Blythe photo Charlotte BlytheBarrister specialising in soft intellectual property, including trade marks, passing off, design…
Edward Bragiel photo Edward BragielBarrister specialising in: intellectual property including copyright, passing off, trade marks, breach…
Nicholas Caddick photo Nicholas CaddickBarrister specialising in:(1) Intellectual property – copyright, designs, trade marks, breach of…
Sam Carter photo Sam CarterSam is a barrister specialising in all areas of intellectual property law,…
Edward Cronan photo Edward CronanBarrister practising in Intellectual Property and Media & Entertainment. Recent Cases: Carku…
Gillian Davies. PHD photoProf Gillian Davies. PHDBarrister specialising in international and European intellectual property law predominantly patents and…
Gillian Davies. PHD photoProf Gillian Davies. PHDBarrister specialising in international and European intellectual property law predominantly patents and…
Richard Davis KC photo Richard Davis KCRichard practises from Hogarth Chambers, a leading set of specialist IP trial…
Gwilym Harbottle photo Gwilym HarbottleSpecialist in intellectual property (excluding patents) and media and entertainment. Cases of…
Michael Hicks photo Michael HicksBarrister specialising in intellectual property, information technology and other disputes concerning technology.…
Ben Longstaff photo Ben LongstaffBarrister specialising in all areas of intellectual property, including patents, trade marks,…
Simon Malynicz photo Simon MalyniczSimon has an extensive IP practice, covering trade marks, passing off, copyright,…
Amanda Michaels photo Amanda MichaelsBarrister specialising in intellectual property and media and entertainment law, dealing widely…
Christopher Morcom photo Christopher MorcomPrevious head of Hogarth Chambers. Barrister specialising in intellectual property with trade…
Jonathan Moss photo Jonathan MossSpecialist in advisory and litigation work in all aspects of intellectual property…
Jamie Muir Wood photo Jamie Muir WoodBarristers specialising in Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment, Privacy
Andrew Norris photo Andrew NorrisSpecialist in advisory and litigation work in all aspects of intellectual property…
Jeremy Reed photo Jeremy ReedBarrister specialising in all areas of intellectual property law (patents, trade marks,…
Tom St Quintin photo Tom St QuintinBarrister specialising in all areas of intellectual property and information technology, including…
Alexander Stewart photo Alexander StewartBarrister specialising in all aspects of corporate insolvency, personal insolvency and company…
Guy Tritton photo Guy TrittonBarrister dealing with intellectual property, competition, media and entertainment, franchise, information technology…
Kendal Watkinson photo Kendal WatkinsonKendal joined Chambers in September 2022 following the successful completion of her…
Alastair Wilson photo Alastair WilsonBarrister specialising in all aspects of intellectual property, IT and commercial disputes…
Alastair Wilson photo Alastair WilsonBarrister specialising in all aspects of intellectual property, IT and commercial disputes…
Roger Wyand photo Roger WyandBarrister specialising in: patents including the whole range of technology from pharmaceutical…
Nick Zweck photoMr Nick ZweckBarrister, Middle Temple.  Practices in all areas of intellectual property law and…
Nick Zweck photoMr Nick ZweckBarrister, Middle Temple.  Practices in all areas of intellectual property law and…