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

Position

Barrister specialising in:

(1) Intellectual property – copyright, designs, trade marks, breach of confidence; 
(2) Contractual disputes – particularly with regard to IT and media disputes; 
(3) Conflict of laws and jurisdiction;
(4) Breach of fiduciary duty;
(5) Insolvency – including director’s disqualification; 
(6) Property law – particularly mortgages, easements and construction disputes; 
(7) Trusts, probate and succession. 

IP CASES INCLUDE: 

TBD (Owen Holland) v Simons [2020] EWCA Civ 1182 – Court of Appeal and High Court; guidance relating to form and execution of search orders in a claim for infringement of copyright, breach of confidence and conspiracy.

Pixdene v Paddington pre-action disclosure in the context of claims for breach of a royalty distribution agreement.

Studiocanal Films v Hanway Films High Court – infringement of copyright in the well-known film, Kind Hearts and Coronets.

ESL Fuels v Fletcher – breach of contract and of confidence relating to formulae for fuels

Time Out v Marketing Lounge – trade mark, passing off and breach of contract relating to use of the “Time Out” name

Take-Two v James (2020) – infringement of copyright in creating mod menus for use with a well-known computer game

Musion Events v Maass [2018] – arbitration; claims concerning ownership of patents and trade marks and claims for breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty.

Poul Chang Metal v Bailcast [2018] EWHC 3432 – international jurisdiction and stays in relation to a Community design claim.

Stretchline v H&M Hermes & Mauritz UK Ltd [2017] EWCA Civ 199 – Court of Appeal and High Court (Henry Carr J at [2015] EWHC 3298) – action for breachof a settlement agreement by selling items falling within the claims of a patent.

Hussain v. Hussain (2016-2017) – right to use the name “Nawaab” for restaurants.

Fibrefab Ltd v. Aberlardus Ltd (2016 – ongoing) – High Court; interim injunction (Arnold J) in a claim for passing off, infringement of trade mark and breach of covenant.

Stretchline v H&M[2015] EWCA Civ – Court of Appeal; striking out defence and counterclaim asserting invalidity of patent); 

A v B – (parties’ identities confidential) scope of trade mark rights under a licence agreement relating to a leading fashion and cosmetics houses; 

Joules v Brand Auth – IPR in the designs of clothes; 

Getronics v P&O Ferries – contractual dispute over a substantial IT contract; 

Hewlett Packard v K2 – interim relief in trade mark parallel importation case; 

Odeon Cinemas v Odeon Entertainment – trade mark dispute over the “Odeon” name; 

C Plc v P[2006] Ch 549 – search orders; privilege against self-incrimination; 

O Ltd v Z[2005] EWHC 238 – search orders; privilege against self-incrimination; 

Badfinger Music v Evans[2002] – EMLR 2 (fiduciaries; equitable remuneration); 

Attorney General v Times Newspapers[2001] – 1 WLR 885 (CA) (confidential information and newspapers). 

CHANCERY CASES INCLUDE: 

Re Hayward – breach of contract and/or of trust.

Robin Grossmith Racing v Steeplechase – test case as to the construction of the contractual licences granted to on-course bookmakers to operate on Jockey Club racecourses.

Re Equity; entitlement to trust funds.

A v B – royalties in respect of sales of photographs.

C (airline) v D – advising an airline in regard to enforcement action by the Sheriff and a dispute concerning the televising of the event.

Elmbid v Burgess[2013] EWHC 1489 – contractual dispute; notice to complete; 

Fortune v Wiltshire Council[2013] 1 WLR 808 (CA) – highways; 

Re Minrealm[2012] EWHC 343 – companies; valuation of shares; consent orders; 

Official Receiver v Huck[2011] BPIR 702 – insolvency; cross border jurisdiction; 
Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission v Beasley[2011] 1 WLR 1704 (CA) – nature of debt in an IVA; 

Alkin v Raymond[2010] WTLR 1117 – replacement of executor/trustees; 

Official Receiver v Mitterfellner[2009] BPIR 1075 – insolvency; cross border jurisdiction; 

Secretary of State v Hollier[2006] BCC 11 – disqualification of directors; de facto directors; 

Secretary of State v Feakins[2007] BCC 54 (CA) – transactions defrauding creditors;

Re Huddersfield Fine Worsted[2005] BCC 915 (CA) – insolvency; priorities of debts in administration; 

Re Timothy[2006] BPIR 329 – insolvency; IVAs; 

Colin Dawson Windows v King’s Lynn and West Norfolk BC[2005] 2 P&CR 19 (CA) – adverse possession;

Scottish Widows v Tripipatkul[2004] BCC 200 – liability of surety under lease; 

P&S Platt v Crouch[2004] 1 P&CR 18 (CA) – easement of mooring; 

Green v Lord Somerleyton[2004] 1 P&CR 33 (CA) – easement of drainage; nuisance; flooding;

Re Marann Brookes[2003] BCC 239 – insolvency; cross border jurisdiction; 

Malory Enterprises v Cheshire Homes[2002] Ch 216 (CA) – overriding interests in land, rectification of the register; 

Tracs v Sampson[2001] EWCA Civ 1388 (CA) – appointment of receivers; 

Hale v Norfolk County Council[2001] Ch 717 (CA) – highways.

Career

Deputy High Court Judge – 2018

Authorised to sit in Patents Court – 2019

Authorised to sit in IPEC – 2021

Called 1986, Middle Temple. 

Publications: 
(1) Co-editor Copinger & Skone James on Copyright (formerly Specialist Editor on designs); 
(2) Co-author Caddick & Longstaff ‘A User’s Guide to Trade Marks and Passing Off’ 4th ed. (2015). 
(3) Former editor of Williams Mortimer & Sunnuck’s Executors, Administrators and Probate 18th – 20th eds.

Memberships

Intellectual Property Bar Association; Chancery Bar Association

Education

Alton College, Hampshire; St. Edmund Hall, Oxford (1984 BA Jurisprudence, 1985 BCL; MA).

Leisure

Horse riding and rugby.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Intellectual property

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Nicholas Caddick QCHogarth ChambersA technically excellent silk. He can break down and explain complex principles in a very client-friendly way.

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.