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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).


Horse riding and rugby.

London Bar

Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property – Leading silks

Nicholas Caddick QC - Hogarth ChambersHe is clever, measured and calm, with excellent legal analysis.

Within: Intellectual property

Considered to be ‘excellent on all IP issues’, Hogarth Chambers is a ‘first-rate, highly respected set’ with ‘real strength in depth for patents, trade mark and copyright work’. The set is recognised for its ‘responsiveness’, ‘pragmatic advice’ and for ‘getting results in high-profile cases’. Several members, including Nicholas Caddick QC and Andrew Norris, acted in Stretchline Intellectual Properties Ltd v H M Hennes & Mauritz Ltd, a contract and patent dispute before the Court of Appeal. The set also boasts ‘strong’ silks and ‘excellent juniors for trade mark matters’, with Michael Hicks and Thomas St Quintin securing instructions in Beverly Hills Polo Club v Santa Monica Polo Club, which involved a claim for infringement of a registered mark, passing off and breach of contract.

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