Set Profile > 8 New Square > London, England
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Intellectual property Tier 1
Patents, copyright and trade mark disputes are the mainstays of 8 New Square's members who regularly appear before the Supreme Court, as well as in other higher court litigation. In one of 2019's largest IP cases, Martin Howe QC led in the long-running Glaxo v Sandoz, which concerned the alleged passing off of pharmaceutical inhalers for asthma treatment, while Andrew Lykiardopoulos QC appeared for Huawei in the Supreme Court in the first contested FRAND (fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory terms) case in the UK. Also of note, Michael Tappin QC has a leading telecoms IP practice, and is a go-to counsel on pharmaceuticals and biotechnology work. In recent news, Richard Meade QC has taken up an appointment as a High Court judge as of 7 September 2020.
8 New Square combines intellectual property expertise with know-how of television, film, online media, broadcasting, gaming and VR. A particular focus lies on matters related to the broadcast of sporting events such as football and boxing: 2019 silk Lindsay Lane QC has handled various cases for the Football Association Premier League concerning copyright infringement of logos and films used in broadcasts of football matches. Jessie Bowhill is a go-to junior for musical copyright cases and her recent work highlights include representing Ed Sheeran and the remaining claimants in a dispute about the authorship of Sheeran's hit song 'Shape of You'.
At 8 New Square, barristers balance IP and IT expertise to handle a wide range of technology and telecoms disputes. In a notable highlight, Daniel Alexander QC is representing the defendants and Adrian Speck QC is acting for the claimants in Unwired Planet/Conversant v Huawei/ZTE in the Supreme Court relating to FRAND determinations in the telecoms sector. Other key instructions include Martin Howe QC and Jaani Riordan acting for Argos Systems in the Court of Appeal in Argos Ltd v Argos Systems Inc relating to the targeting of website advertisements operated by a company outside the UK and related trade mark issues; Jonathan Hill is acting for the claimant.
8 New Square is a premier chambers for intellectual property matters. In recent news, Richard Meade QC has been appointed a Justice of the High Court (Chancery Division). And, after 48 years with chambers, senior clerk John Call has announced his retirement effective the end of 2020.
Absolutely superb; second to none.
Clerking highly efficient under the influence and experience of John Call.
Clerks are always available and willing to help. Nick Wise is a standout, who will go the extra yard to assist you and your client.
Friendly, professional they get to know their clients. They are very efficient at billing. Martin Williams is particularly pleasant to work with.
Good clerks who are highly responsive.
John Call is an exceptional clerk who always goes out of his way to help and find solutions. However, the rest of the clerking team is also highly recommended.
John Call leads a very efficient team.
The clerks are exceptional, particularly John Call and Ben Newham. They are always available and responsive to our needs.
Very friendly and effective. Ben Newham stands out for me. He gets results on important listing issues and is always responsive
Very good service from the clerks. John Call is fantastic. Very perceptive and manages barristers and solicitors very well. He addresses any difficulties on availability, time or fees head-on and resolves matters. Nick Wise is also very good and Tony Liddon.
Very good. They are very helpful. They understand the nature of IP cases and always recommend the right person for the job.
8 New Square are our go-to set for IP work. All of the counsel I have worked with have been exceptional: Jessie Bowhill, Jaani Riordan, Ashton Chantrielle and Charlotte May QC. They are user friendly, accessible and incredibly bright.
8 New Square are undoubtedly the leading IP chambers now.
8 New Square has a stellar reputation for contentious patent and SPC matters. Many of my go-to barristers are at 8 New Square.
8 New Square has real strength in depth, with all members being very capable in patent litigation.
8 New Square is a very strong set in patent litigation.
8 New Square is always a pleasure to deal with. A great set of chambers with an effective clerking team and huge strength in depth of IP barristers.
8 New Square is the go-to set for IP. We have used a number of barristers from the chambers over the years, including James Mellor QC, John Baldwin QC, Tom Jones and Beth Collett. Each has exhibited the same level of professionalism, dedication and proficiency that you would come to expect from such a pre-eminent set.
8 New Square is, without doubt, the leading IP set.
8 New Square probably the pre-eminent IP set with counsel of the highest calibre at all levels of seniority.
Excellent set which is always able to offer a range of counsel.
An excellent set with top QCs and juniors.
They are specialist chambers and would I am sure to have strength in depth though I have not needed it.
They are extremely efficient, polite and a delight to work with.
This set is immensely strong in IP matters at all levels
Very good set. I work with Lindsay Lane QC a lot on trademark matters and have also worked with Jessie Bowhill this year on a design infringement matter. The wider IP team at this firm works with some of the more junior barristers (eg Beth Collett) who seem to be very capable.
8 New Square > Set Profile
|Head of Chambers||James Mellor QC|
|(Retiring Senior Clerk Dec 2020)||John Call|
|Head of Operations||Tony Liddon|
|Chambers Director||Ben Newham|
|Senior Clerk||Nick Wise|
|Practice Manager||Martin Williams|
|Assistant Practice Manager||Paul Worrall|
|Assistant Practice Manager||Philip Taylor|
|Junior Clerk||Charles Nicholls|
|Business Development Manager||Harri Gibson|
|Marketing & Administration Executive||Samantha Bunn|
|Head of Chambers||MELLOR QC, James|
|Member of Chambers||BALDWIN QC, John (1977)|
|Member of Chambers||HOWE QC, Martin (1980)|
|Member of Chambers||ALEXANDER QC, Daniel (1988)|
|Member of Chambers||TAPPIN QC, Michael (1991)|
|Member of Chambers||SPECK QC, Adrian (1993)|
|Member of Chambers||LYKIARDOPOULOS QC, Andrew (2004)|
|Member of Chambers||MAY QC, Charlotte (1995)|
|Member of Chambers||MOODY-STUART QC, Tom (1995)|
|Member of Chambers||ABRAHAMS QC, James (1997)|
|Member of Chambers||LANE QC, Lindsay (1996)|
|Member of Chambers||CHACKSFIELD QC, Mark (1999)|
|Member of Chambers||CLARK, Fiona (1982)|
|Member of Chambers||St VILLE, James (1995)|
|Member of Chambers||BERKELEY, Iona (1999)|
|Member of Chambers||WARD, Henry (2000)|
|Member of Chambers||HILL, Jonathan (2000)|
|Member of Chambers||BOWHILL, Jessie (2004)|
|Member of Chambers||WHYTE, James (2005)|
|Member of Chambers||JAMAL, Isabel (2008)|
|Member of Chambers||CHANTRIELLE, Ashton (2011)|
|Member of Chambers||DUNCAN, William (2012)|
|Member of Chambers||RIORDAN, Jaani (2009 Australia, 2012 UK)|
|Member of Chambers||KEAY, Maxwell (2013)|
|Member of Chambers||JONES, Tom (2013)|
|Member of Chambers||CONWAY, Michael (2016)|
|Member of Chambers||COLLETT, Beth (2016)|
|Member of Chambers||DIXON, Jennifer (2017)|
|Member of Chambers||EDWARDS, Henry (2018)|
|Member of Chambers||EUSTACE, Edmund (2019)|
|James Abrahams QC||Barrister specialising in all areas of intellectual property law, including patents; registered…||View Profile|
|Daniel Alexander QC||Barrister specialising principally in intellectual property, information technology, competition, EC and scientific…||View Profile|
|John Baldwin QC||Barrister specialising in all aspects of intellectual property law, media and entertainment…||View Profile|
|Iona Berkeley||Barrister specialising in all areas of intellectual property law, including trade marks;…||View Profile|
|Jessie Bowhill||Specialises in all areas of intellectual property law, including trade marks, copyright, registered…||View Profile|
|Mark Chacksfield QC||Barrister specialising in all areas of intellectual property law, with particular expertise…||View Profile|
|Ashton Chantrielle||Specialises in all areas of intellectual property law, including patents, trade marks,…||View Profile|
|Fiona Clark||Barrister specialising in all aspects of intellectual property law including related contractual…||View Profile|
|Miss Beth Collett||Barrister specialising in all areas of intellectual property law, including patents, trade…||View Profile|
|Mr Michael Conway||Barrister specialising in all areas of intellectual property law, including patents, copyright,…||View Profile|
|William Duncan||Barrister with specialism in all areas of intellectual property law. In particular…||View Profile|
|Mr Henry Edwards||Barrister specialising in all areas of intellectual property law, including patents, trade…||View Profile|
|Jonathan Hill||Barrister specialising in all areas of intellectual property law including patents; registered…||View Profile|
|Martin Howe QC||Barrister specialising in all aspects of intellectual property (patents, trade marks, copyrights,…||View Profile|
|Isabel Jamal||Isabel’s practice focuses particularly on large and technically complex patent cases and…||View Profile|
|Thomas Jones||Barrister specialising in all areas of intellectual property law, including patents, trade…||View Profile|
|Maxwell Keay||Barrister specialising in all areas of intellectual property law, including patents, trade…||View Profile|
|Lindsay Lane QC||Barrister specialising in all areas of IP and media and entertainment. Recent patent…||View Profile|
|Andrew Lykiardopoulos QC||Barrister specialising in all areas of intellectual property law, including patents; registered…||View Profile|
|Charlotte May QC||Barrister specialising in all areas of intellectual property law and scientific commercial…||View Profile|
|James Mellor QC||Barrister with wide ranging intellectual property practice in patents (electronic, chemical, mechanical…||View Profile|
|Thomas Moody-Stuart QC||Barrister specialising in all areas of intellectual property including patents, copyright, registered/unregistered…||View Profile|
|Jaani Riordan||Barrister specialising in all aspects of intellectual property, information technology and media…||View Profile|
|Adrian Speck QC||Barrister (QC) specialising in all aspects of intellectual property, media and entertainment,…||View Profile|
|James St Ville||James St.Ville is a barrister specialising in intellectual property and IT law,…||View Profile|
|Michael Tappin QC||Barrister specialising in all aspects of intellectual property law, but with a…||View Profile|
|Henry Ward||Barrister specialising in all areas of intellectual property law including patents; registered…||View Profile|
|James Whyte||Barrister specialising in intellectual property law, with a particular emphasis on technically…||View Profile|