Set Profile > Chambers of Nicholas Caddick QC > London, England

Chambers of Nicholas Caddick QC
Hogarth Chambers

IT and telecoms Tier 1

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

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.

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
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
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
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
Gwilym Harbottle - Hogarth ChambersHe is as bright as a button, methodical and has an eye for detail.
Ranked: Tier 4
Ben Longstaff - Hogarth ChambersAn excellent junior, always very calm and easy to deal with.
Ranked: Tier 4
Jonathan Moss - Hogarth ChambersA commercially pragmatic barrister who thinks outside the box.
Ranked: Tier 4

Media and entertainment (including art and cultural property) Tier 2

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

Gwilym Harbottle - Hogarth ChambersHe is an intelligent, hardworking and commercial barrister.
Ranked: Tier 1
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
Jeremy Reed - Hogarth ChambersHe is forensically astute.
Ranked: Tier 1
Michael Hicks - Hogarth ChambersAn impressive barrister offering sensible commercial advice, based on technical excellence.
Ranked: Tier 2
Guy Tritton - Hogarth ChambersHe has impressive oratorical and advocacy abilities.
Ranked: Tier 2
Jonathan Moss - Hogarth ChambersA thoughtful barrister, he is responsive and easy to work with.
Ranked: Tier 4

Defamation and privacy Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Jeremy Reed - Hogarth ChambersAn experienced media and privacy litigator.
Ranked: Tier 3

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

Photo Name Position Profile
 Charlotte Blythe  photo Charlotte Blythe
 Edward Bragiel  photo Edward Bragiel
 Nicholas Caddick QC photo Nicholas Caddick QC
 Sam Carter  photo Sam Carter
 Edward Cronan  photo Edward Cronan
Dr Gillian Davies  photo Dr Gillian Davies
 Richard Davis  photo Richard Davis
 Gwilym Harbottle  photo Gwilym Harbottle
 Michael Hicks  photo Michael Hicks
 Ben Longstaff  photo Ben Longstaff
 Amanda Michaels  photo Amanda Michaels
 Christopher Morcom QC photo Christopher Morcom QC
 Jonathan Moss  photo Jonathan Moss
 Jamie Muir Wood  photo Jamie Muir Wood
 Andrew Norris  photo Andrew Norris
 Jeremy Reed  photo Jeremy Reed
 Tom St Quintin  photo Tom St Quintin
 Alexander Stewart  photo Alexander Stewart
 Guy Tritton  photo Guy Tritton
 Alastair Wilson QC photo Alastair Wilson QC
 Roger Wyand QC photo Roger Wyand QC

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