Set Profile > Hogarth Chambers > London, England

Chambers of Nicholas Caddick QC
Hogarth Chambers
5 NEW SQUARE, LINCOLN'S INN
LONDON
WC2A 3RJ
England

Intellectual property Tier 2

Specialist IP set Hogarth Chambers has an excellent reputation for handling all aspects of the enforcement and licensing of IP rights. In recent work, Nicholas Caddick QC and Jonathan Moss acted for Obcon Solutions, one of multiple defendants in the high-profile Court of Appeal case TBD (Owen Holland) v Simons & Others, concerning the use of search orders for obtaining electronic documents. Elsewhere in chambers, Amanda Michaels and Charlotte Blythe represented car manufacturing company Bentley in a trade mark infringement action concerning composite marks.

Leading Silks

Roger Wyand QC - Hogarth ChambersRoger is a very able silk with a vast amount of experience. He is open to ideas, easy to work with and pragmatic.
Ranked: Tier 2
Nicholas Caddick QC - Hogarth ChambersA technically excellent silk. He can break down and explain complex principles in a very client-friendly way.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 4

2020 Silks

Andrew Norris QC - Hogarth ChambersAndrew's calm approach means he has a real ability to defuse highly adversarial situations, and he is creative in his approach to problem solving.

Leading Juniors

Michael Hicks - Hogarth ChambersA second-to-none junior. Michael is an innovative thinker who works extremely hard, gets into the details, and has incredibly sound judgement.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2
Amanda Michaels - Hogarth ChambersAmanda is a fountain of knowledge on trade mark matters. She has a keen eye for detail and is very good with clients - she can distill the complex into the digestible.
Ranked: Tier 2
Guy Tritton - Hogarth ChambersGuy provides assertive advice with confident opinions. A go-to barrister for all types of IP work, with a particular focus on trade mark and copyright issues.
Ranked: Tier 2
Charlotte Blythe - Hogarth ChambersCharlotte has fantastic experience on trade mark matters. She is amenable, gives clear advice and is great with clients.
Ranked: Tier 3
Gwilym Harbottle - Hogarth ChambersGwilym has a fantastic knowledge of copyright law and can explain the technicalities of this area to professional and lay clients alike.
Ranked: Tier 3
Tom St Quintin - Hogarth ChambersA strong barrister, who is highly regarded for his IP advice.
Ranked: Tier 3
Jamie Muir WoodHogarth ChambersA future star, especially for trade mark work. He is very calm and very helpful – clients love him and solicitors can rely on him.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ben Longstaff - Hogarth ChambersBen is an incredibly personable and engaging barrister, who builds a strong rapport with instructing solicitors and lay clients alike. His advice is always insightful.
Ranked: Tier 4
Jonathan Moss - Hogarth ChambersJonathan is exceptional on his feet. He is a confident and measured advocate and an incredibly quick thinker.
Ranked: Tier 4
Nick Zweck - Hogarth ChambersNick is very hard-working, calm under pressure and goes the extra mile. He provides an excellent service.
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

The set is very strong on the soft IP side, meaning we always have a choice of counsel and a good range of junior barristers, so that clients have more budgeting options.

The culture of the set is friendly’.

We have used Hogarth exclusively for many years now, because of the quality of the barristers and service we receive.

They are a great set and we have always loved working with them.

Very good barristers, particularly for trade marks.

Clerking

Chambers director, Ian Bowie, and senior clerk Clive Nicholls, as well as the rest of the clerks, are all great.

Ian Bowie always goes the extra mile for clients.

Clive Nicholls is outstanding.

The clerks are very helpful – great service from the excellent Clive Nicholls.

IT and telecoms

IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory) - Leading Juniors

Michael Hicks - Hogarth ChambersBright and has a knack for giving sound advice in an easily digestible manner that belies the deep thought behind it. Easy to work with and exudes a charmingly natural upbeat cheeriness even in the teeth of grappling with difficult issues. Excellent on his feet in court, very quick to absorb and respond on the hoof to new challenging arguments raised by the opponent's counsel or the judge. Very dependable.
Ranked: Tier 2
Guy Tritton - Hogarth ChambersGuy is extremely responsive; a good team player; pragmatic; excellent experience knowledge and understanding of IT-related issues having himself been a programmer - this knowledge and experience has been very helpful in our case and sets him apart from many peers.
Ranked: Tier 3

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

With ‘a good breadth of expertise and range of seniority’, the media specialist barristers at Hogarth Chambers act for artists, companies, and rights holders in television, film, music, and publishing on matters ranging from copyright and trademark infringement to licensing and contractual disputes. In Watership Down Enterprises v Sirocco Productions Inc, Andrew Norris QC successfully acted for the family of author Richard Adams, in an infringement and breach of contract claim against the US film and production company that obtained film rights for his novel Watership Down in 1976, and subsequently claimed possession of all ancillary rights to the book. Amanda Michaels is currently representing John Lydon, better known as Johnny Rotten, in Cook and Jones v Lydon, which involves a contractual dispute between Lydon and former Sex Pistols bandmates Steve Jones and Paul Cook concerning the licensing rights to the Sex Pistols’ songs, in relation to Lydon's objection to their usage in the planned Danny Boyle-directed television series Pistol. Also, in Capitol Records v BT and Young Turks Recordings v BT, Gwilym Harbottle is acting for the record industry to obtain blocking injunctions to require internet service providers to block access to websites offering stream ripping and file hosting services.

Media and entertainment - Leading Silks

Andrew Norris QC - Hogarth ChambersAndrew's deep knowledge of copyright and the fair dealing exceptions are one of the strengths that attract solicitors to him.
Ranked: Tier 2

Media and entertainment - 2021 Silks

Media and entertainment - Leading Juniors

Gwilym Harbottle - Hogarth ChambersGwilym has a fantastic knowledge of copyright law and is able to explain the technicalities of this area to professional and lay clients alike.
Ranked: Tier 1
Michael Hicks - Hogarth ChambersMichael is second to none. He is incredibly committed to obtaining the best possible result for the client, an innovative thinker, an extremely hard worker, gets his hands dirty and into the detail, and has incredibly sound judgement as to which strategies and arguments are or are not likely to succeed.
Ranked: Tier 1
Amanda Michaels - Hogarth ChambersClear and concise. Great with clients. Very forensic and commercial.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

‘Strength in depth, counsel are keen to engage and make themselves available. Down to earth.’

‘They have a good breadth of expertise and range of seniority, which makes it easy to find the right person to instruct for a given case.’

‘It is a solid Chambers although less well-known than the ‘big three.’ Their client seminars are excellent.’

Clerking

‘The clerks are very responsive and pragmatic. Ian Bowie and Clive Nicholls deserve a particular mention in this regard.’

‘Ian Bowie is an outstanding clerk, totally committed, professional, and a real fixer.’

‘Generally very good. Clive Nicholls is extremely helpful.’

Hogarth Chambers is reputed for the outstanding legal knowledge and commercial acumen of its members and its friendly and responsive clerking team. It is consistently ranked as a leading set for intellectual property (and media and entertainment) and its members have acted in recent seminal IP cases in the UK.

Hogarth also has a longstanding reputation for chancery and commercial law, as well as expertise in ADR, mediation and arbitration. At Hogarth, the team is committed to providing a high-quality, cost-effective service. Chambers accepts instructions from solicitors, in-house lawyers, patent and trade mark attorneys, foreign lawyers, public access clients and other approved bodies.

The set: Hogarth is one of the largest intellectual property sets in the UK, with QCs and juniors barristers at all levels of seniority and expertise. They appear as advocates in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, the High Court, the Patents County Court, the criminal courts, the UK IPO, the Copyright Tribunal and Lands Tribunal. Members also have in-depth experience of EU courts, regularly appearing before the Court of Justice of the European Union and the General Court in Luxembourg, and the European Patent Office in Munich.

Types of work undertaken: Hogarth specialises in all aspects of IP including patents, copyright, designs, trade marks, passing off, and entertainment and media. Chambers also specialises in related areas such as confidential information, privacy, IT litigation, domain name disputes, franchising, character merchandising, trade libel, freedom of information, counterfeiting, EU and UK competition law, IP insurance and commercial matters requiring technical competence. Chambers’ expertise in customs/criminal proceedings connected with IP rights is unparalleled.

Chancery/commercial work includes: insolvency (corporate and personal); company; partnership; banking and securities; e-commerce; commercial contracts; professional negligence; land law and landlord and tenant; charities; trusts, wills, probate, and Inheritance Act applications.

Leading practitioners’ books edited in chambers include: Copinger and Skone James on Copyright; Moral Rights; Intellectual Property in Europe; The Modern Law of Patents; The Modern Law of Trade Marks; A Practical Guide to Trade Marks Law; A User’s Guide to Trade Marks and Passing Off.

Department Name Email Telephone
Chambers Director Ian Bowie
Senior Clerk Clive Nicholls
1st Junior Clerk John Davies
Junior Clerk Alistair Luckman
Administration and Marketing Assistant Sasha Holland
Members of Chambers MORCOM QC, Christopher (1963)
Members of Chambers WILSON QC, Alastair (1968)
Members of Chambers WYAND QC, Roger (1973)
Members of Chambers CADDICK QC, Nick (1986)
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 NORRIS, Andrew (1995)
Members of Chambers REED, Jeremy (1997)
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 SCOTT, Charlotte (2012)
Members of Chambers MUIR WOOD, Jamie (2012)
Members of Chambers CARTER, Sam (2014)
Members of Chambers CRONAN, Edward (2018)
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,…
 Edward Cronan  photo Edward Cronan Barrister practising in Intellectual Property and Media & Entertainment
Dr Gillian Davies  photo Dr Gillian Davies Barrister specialising in international and European intellectual property law predominantly patents and…
 Richard Davis  photo Richard Davis 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,…
 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…
 Alastair Wilson photo Alastair Wilson Joint head of chambers. Barrister specialising in all aspects of intellectual property,…
 Roger Wyand photo Roger Wyand Barrister specialising in: patents including the whole range of technology from pharmaceutical…
 Nick Zweck  photo Nick Zweck Barrister, Middle Temple.  Practices in all areas of intellectual property law and…
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