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Chambers of Nicholas Caddick QC
Hogarth Chambers


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; (4) insolvency – including director’s disqualification; (5) property law – particularly mortgages, easements and construction disputes; (6) probate and succession. IP cases include: Stretchline v H&M [2015] EWCA Civ (settlement agreements, striking out defence and counterclaim asserting invalidity of patent); A v B (2015) (parties’ identities confidential) (Luxury Goods and perfumes – dispute as to the scope of trade mark rights under a licence agreement); Victoria Plumb v Victorian Plumbing (2015) (trade mark dispute; adwords); Joules v Brand Auth (2014) (enforcing IPR in the designs of clothes); Getronics v P&O Ferries (2014) (contractual dispute over a substantial IT contract); Hewlett Packard v K2 (2014) (interim relief in trade mark parallel importation case); America’s Collectibles v Genuine Gemstone (2014) (dispute as to title to patent); Odeon Cinemas v Odeon Entertainment (2014) (trade mark dispute over trading names); C Plc v P [2006] Ch 549 (privilege against self-incrimination in relation to search orders); O Ltd v Z [2005] EWHC 238 (privilege against self-incrimination in relation to search orders); 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: 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 (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 (appointment of receivers); Hale v Norfolk County Council [2001] Ch 717 (CA) (highways).


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.


Intellectual Property Bar Association; Chancery Bar Association; Non-Contentious Probate Rules Working Group.


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


Horse riding and rugby.

Lawyer Rankings

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

London Bar > Intellectual property

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4

Nicholas Caddick QCHogarth ChambersHe has impressive intellect and reassuring calmness.