Lindsay Lane QC > 8 New Square Intellectual Property > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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 > Set overviews: England and Wales

For patent litigation ‘you can’t go wrong’ with the intellectual property specialists housed at 8 New Square. From silk through to junior counsel, they offer ‘exceptional service’. Chambers news of note includes Lindsay Lane QC and Mark Chacksfield QC taking silk in 2019, while Charlotte May QC and Quentin Cregan are now accredited mediators. The ‘experienced’ senior clerk John Call is assisted by practice managers Nick Wise, Ben Newham, and Martin Williams. Tony Liddon is head of operations. Offices in: London

London Bar > Intellectual property

(2019 Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Lindsay Lane QC8 New SquareShe provides strategic advice to meet clients’ commercial goals.

8 New Square is ‘one of the strongest IP sets in terms of depth of talent’, with barristers that are ‘very strong on all aspects of IP law, from the most junior to QC level’. The set is particularly known for complex patent litigation; Adrian Speck QC and Isabel Jamal are instructed by Unwired Planet while Andrew Lykiardopoulos QC is representing Huawei in high-profile litigation relating to FRAND terms for a global standard essential patent license that is set to be appealed to the Supreme Court next year. In recent Supreme Court cases, Speck QC acted for Actavis, Mylan and Teva, alongside new silk Mark Chacksfield QC in patent litigation against Eli Lilly, while Lindsay Lane QC, who also took silk this year, and Jaani Riordan represented British Telecommunications plc and EE against Cartier International AG in a dispute relating the conditions of an order requiring internet service providers to block or attempt to block access to websites infringing registered trademarks.

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

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

Lindsay Lane QC8 New SquareShe is personable, approachable and provides strategic advice.