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Chambers of Nicholas Caddick QC

5 NEW SQUARE, LINCOLN'S INN, LONDON, WC2A 3RJ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7404 0404
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Fax 020 7404 0505
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16 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
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Web:
www.hogarthchambers.com

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

The best in the business’, specialist set Hogarth Chambers is a ‘go-to’ chambers because of its ‘superb knowledge of all areas of IP’ and due to there ‘always being someone available to assist on short notice and to support litigation when required’. Solicitors note chambers has ‘considerable strength in depth and are just great people to work with’. It is also said to hold ‘the best’ seminars for solicitors, ‘which it does regularly and on interesting, useful topics’. In recent news, Nicholas Caddick QC has taken over as head of chambers and Edward Cronan has joined from the IP litigation team at Hogan Lovells International LLP. Led by ‘invaluable’ chambers director Ian Bowie, the clerks are ‘uniformly excellent, approachable, and confidence-inspiring’. ‘Nothing is too much trouble and they will genuinely do anything they can to help.’ Senior clerk Clive Nicholls is ‘an exceptionally supportive, very responsive, warm, and reliable clerk. A joy to deal with’. Assistant clerk John Davies is ‘coming of age and becoming a great and useful clerk’. Offices in: London

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Defamation and privacy
Leading Juniors

Jeremy Reed - Hogarth ChambersAn experienced media and privacy litigator.

Ranked: tier 3

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IT and telecoms
IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory) - Leading Juniors

Michael Hicks - Hogarth ChambersHe offers very sensible commercial advice, based on technical excellence.

Ranked: tier 1

Guy Tritton - Hogarth ChambersHe has a friendly manner and the ability to judge accurately the strengths and weaknesses of a case.

Ranked: tier 2

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

Hogarth Chambers

With 'superb knowledge of all areas of IP', coupled with 'a considerable strength in depth', Hogarth Chambers is 'a truly specialist set' handling a full range of copyright, trade mark, patent, and design right disputes. The set attracts praise for its 'excellent, commercial and helpful service' that is 'cost effective'. In a recent work highlight, Michael Hicks and Amanda Michaels acted for opposing parties in a dispute between Brewdog plc and the owner of Elvis Presley trade marks relating to the entitlement of the multinational brewery and pub chain to register ELVIS and BREWDOG ELVIS JUICE as a trade mark.

Leading Silks

Roger Wyand QC - Hogarth ChambersA creative legal thinker who has the ear of the court and puts clients at ease.

Ranked: tier 2

Alastair Wilson QC  - Hogarth ChambersHe is very bright, a real star for technical cases.

Ranked: tier 3

Nicholas Caddick QC - Hogarth ChambersHe has impressive intellect and reassuring calmness.

Ranked: tier 4
Leading Juniors

Michael Hicks - Hogarth ChambersHe is pragmatic, unflappable and incredibly user-friendly.

Ranked: tier 1

Andrew Norris - Hogarth ChambersHe is a supremely talented IP barrister whose input on a case can make a real difference.

Ranked: tier 2

Guy Tritton - Hogarth ChambersA convincing advocate, with the ability to analyse both sides of the argument.

Ranked: tier 2

Richard Davis - Hogarth ChambersHe is creative, has a very strong intellect and is good at cutting through excessive verbiage to get to the point.

Ranked: tier 2

Amanda Michaels - Hogarth ChambersShe has amazing knowledge of IP and specifically trade marks.

Ranked: tier 3

Tom St Quintin - Hogarth ChambersA great go-to for trade mark work, he is very careful and precise in his work.

Ranked: tier 3

Ben Longstaff - Hogarth ChambersAn excellent junior, always very calm and easy to deal with.

Ranked: tier 4

Gwilym Harbottle - Hogarth ChambersHe is as bright as a button, methodical and has an eye for detail.

Ranked: tier 4

Jonathan Moss - Hogarth ChambersA commercially pragmatic barrister who thinks outside the box.

Ranked: tier 4

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Media and entertainment (including art and cultural property)
Media and entertainment (including art and cultural property) - Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

Hogarth Chambers

Hogarth Chambers ‘is cost effective and provides a fantastic standard of work’ with ‘good availability and huge depth of experience’ in media and entertainment matters, with expertise spanning the music, publishing, film and television, and gaming industries. Michael Hicks is representing Blizzard Entertainment in litigation against Bossland relating to the prevention of cheat and ‘bot’ programmes, while Gwilym Harbottle acted for Phonographic Performance Ltd in the Court of Appeal in a dispute relating to additional damages arising from breaches of an order restraining unlicensed performance of sound recordings at a night club.

Media and entertainment - Leading Juniors

Amanda Michaels - Hogarth ChambersWith in-depth knowledge of trade mark law she offers technically adept but also pragmatic advice.

Ranked: tier 1

Andrew Norris - Hogarth ChambersAn exceptional barrister; refreshingly commercial, direct and pragmatic.

Ranked: tier 1

Gwilym Harbottle - Hogarth ChambersHe is an intelligent, hardworking and commercial barrister.

Ranked: tier 1

Jeremy Reed - Hogarth ChambersHe is forensically astute.

Ranked: tier 1

Guy Tritton - Hogarth ChambersHe has impressive oratorical and advocacy abilities.

Ranked: tier 2

Michael Hicks - Hogarth ChambersAn impressive barrister offering sensible commercial advice, based on technical excellence.

Ranked: tier 2

Jonathan Moss - Hogarth ChambersA thoughtful barrister, he is responsive and easy to work with.

Ranked: tier 4

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Set overviews: England and Wales

The best in the business’, specialist set Hogarth Chambers is a ‘go-to’ chambers because of its ‘superb knowledge of all areas of IP’ and due to there ‘always being someone available to assist on short notice and to support litigation when required’. Solicitors note chambers has ‘considerable strength in depth and are just great people to work with’. It is also said to hold ‘the best’ seminars for solicitors, ‘which it does regularly and on interesting, useful topics’. In recent news, Nicholas Caddick QC has taken over as head of chambers and Edward Cronan has joined from the IP litigation team at Hogan Lovells International LLP. Led by ‘invaluable’ chambers director Ian Bowie, the clerks are ‘uniformly excellent, approachable, and confidence-inspiring’. ‘Nothing is too much trouble and they will genuinely do anything they can to help.’ Senior clerk Clive Nicholls is ‘an exceptionally supportive, very responsive, warm, and reliable clerk. A joy to deal with’. Assistant clerk John Davies is ‘coming of age and becoming a great and useful clerk’. Offices in: London

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