Set Profile > Chambers of Nicholas Caddick QC > London , London
Chambers of Nicholas Caddick QC Offices
5 NEW SQUARE, LINCOLN'S INN
Chambers of Nicholas Caddick QC > The Legal 500 Rankings
‘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
Intellectual property Tier 2
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.
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
Chambers, its members and staff do not discriminate unlawfully against, victimise or harass any other person on the grounds of race, colour, ethnic or national origin, nationality, citizenship, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, pregnancy and maternity, religion or belief.
Our Equality and Diversity policy covers all persons working with and within chambers including members, door tenants, employees, volunteers, pupils, mini-pupils, students, interns, casual workers and agency staff, as well as those instructing us.
All Hogarth Chambers’ recruitment and selection processes are undertaken in accordance with the requirements of the Bar Standards Board Handbook and the Bar Council’s Fair Recruitment Guide and uses objective and fair criteria published in advance. Except in unforeseen and exceptional circumstances the person with lead responsibility for any selection panel and every member of any selection panel will have received recent and appropriate training in fair recruitment and selection processes. This will consist of private study of the Bar Council’s Fair Recruitment Guide; and, in the case of the person with lead responsibility for any selection panel, where practicable, classroom or online course attendance.
Hogarth Chambers conducts a regular review of its policy on equality and diversity and of its implementation in order to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Bar Standards Board Handbook and takes any appropriate remedial action identified in the light of that review.
Top Tier Set Rankings
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- IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory) - Leading Juniors
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- Media and entertainment (including art and cultural property)
- Media and entertainment (including art and cultural property) - Leading sets
- Media and entertainment - Leading Juniors
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