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Nicholas Caddick QC

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Hogarth Chambers (Chambers of Nicholas Caddick QC)


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).


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