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8 New Square Intellectual Property
8 New Square


Barrister specialising in all areas of IP and media and entertainment. Recent patent cases include: Accord v Medac (formulation of methotrexate); Glass v Freyssinet (concrete reinforcement); Mylan v Gedeon Richter (emergency contraception) and Schutz v Werit (which went to the Supreme Court on the issue of repair). Lindsay has also acted in a number of SPC cases. Recent copyright/database right cases include: Football Dataco v Stan James and Football Dataco v Sportradar (concerning rights in football data, both referred to the CJEU) and BBC v Eos (in the Copyright Tribunal). Recent breach of confidence cases include: Wade v BSkyB (television format); Force India v 1 Malaysia Racing Team (trial and appeal on liability and quantum relating to F1 cars). Recent trade mark/passing off cases include: A&E Television Networks v Discovery Communications (TV channel names); 32Red v WHG (inquiry as to damages). Lindsay also appeared in the litigation concerning standardised pacakaging for tobacco. For a comprehensive CV visit


Called 1996, Middle Temple; publications include: ‘The Modern Law of Copyright and Designs’ (2011).


Italian, French.


Chancery Bar Association, IPBA.


Newnham College, Cambridge (1994 BA Hons Natural Sciences and Law); European University Institute, Florence (1995 MA Comparative, European and International Law); Inns of Court School of Law (1996 BVC).


Cooking, travel.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Media and entertainment (including art and cultural property)

(Media and entertainment - 2019 Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Lindsay Lane QC8 New SquareClear in her advice and sticks to it.

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’.

London Bar > IT and telecoms

(IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory) - 2019 Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Lindsay Lane QC8 New SquareLindsay is great to work with – she is personable, approachable and provides strategic advice seeking to meet client commercial goals without the need to resort to litigation if that is possible. She is clear in her advice and sticks to it.

London Bar > Intellectual property

(2019 Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Lindsay Lane QC8 New Square An excellent advocate, very personable, with an excellent grasp on the law, procedure and the technology. Highly capable barrister who is great for trade mark matters.