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8 New Square Intellectual Property

LINCOLN'S INN, LONDON, WC2A 3QP, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7405 4321
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Fax 020 7405 9955
DX:
379 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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www.8newsquare.co.uk

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

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London Bar

IT and telecoms
IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory) - Leading Sets - ranked: tier 2

8 New Square

8 New Square, which has been highlighted as ‘one of the best sets in the IP world’, is also considered ‘at the top of its game in IT’. The ‘excellent set’ has expertise in contractual disputes, as well as on those relating to domain names, and data rights and protection. High-profile instructions include Conversant Wireless Licensing Sarl v Huawei Technology Co Ltd, in which Jaani Riordan is instructed for Huawei and Adrian Speck QC for Conversant, and Argos Ltd v Argos Systems Inc, which includes Jonathan Hill for the claimant and Jaani Riordan for the defendant.

IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory) - Leading Silks

Daniel Alexander QC - 8 New SquareHe is great for getting an overall sense of how a case would run and how a court would respond.

Ranked: tier 1

Adrian Speck QC - 8 New SquareHe is particularly strong for FRAND licensing disputes relating to standards essential telecommunications patents.

Ranked: tier 3

Martin Howe QC - 8 New SquareHe has experience in intellectual property disputes relating to the internet, computers and IT, broadcasting and telecommunications technology.

Ranked: tier 4
IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory) - Leading Juniors

James St Ville - 8 New SquareHe is extremely thorough and considered, and very good on his feet.

Ranked: tier 2

Jaani Riordan - 8 New SquareHe is extremely bright and responsive with strong technical skills.

Ranked: tier 3

Jonathan Hill - 8 New SquareHe is great for both intellectual property and IT licensing disputes.

Ranked: tier 4

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

8 New Square

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.

Leading Silks

Adrian Speck QC - 8 New SquareHe is at the top of his game.

Ranked: tier 1

Daniel Alexander QC - 8 New SquareOne of the top QCs for intellectual property, he is very persuasive in court.

Ranked: tier 1

Richard Meade QC - 8 New SquareHe has a great grasp of detail and adapts a good strategy in cross-examination.

Ranked: tier 1

Andrew Lykiardopoulos QC - 8 New SquareHe has the gift of the gab and is probably one of the best advocates at the IP Bar.

Ranked: tier 2

Charlotte May QC - 8 New SquareShe is a strong and committed advocate, with a good feel for judicial sentiment.

Ranked: tier 2

James Mellor QC - 8 New SquareHe is brilliant on technical patent issues.

Ranked: tier 2

Michael Tappin QC - 8 New SquareHe is a great advocate, with particular experience in chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnological sector patents.

Ranked: tier 2

James Abrahams QC - 8 New SquareAn annoyingly tough opponent to be against.

Ranked: tier 4

Martin Howe QC - 8 New SquareHe is strong for passing off and trade mark disputes.

Ranked: tier 4

Tom Moody-Stuart QC - 8 New SquareHe has experience across the range of IP rights.

Ranked: tier 4
2019 Silks

Lindsay Lane QC - 8 New SquareShe provides strategic advice to meet clients' commercial goals.

Ranked: tier 1

Mark Chacksfield QC - 8 New SquareHe is known for his patent litigation expertise, particularly in the pharmaceutical sector.

Ranked: tier 1
Leading Juniors

Isabel Jamal - 8 New SquareShe is very personable and wise beyond her years.

Ranked: tier 1

James Whyte - 8 New SquareAn excellent junior with amazing intellect.

Ranked: tier 2

Jonathan Hill - 8 New SquareHe is confident, good with clients and has excellent cross-examination skills.

Ranked: tier 3

Jaani Riordan - 8 New SquareHe is an amazingly talented junior who is especially strong in the tech sector.

Ranked: tier 3

Ashton Chantrielle - 8 New SquareShe is a really good junior with particular experience handling European trade mark appeals.

Ranked: tier 4

Iona Berkeley - 8 New SquareShe is thorough, pragmatic and commercially minded.

Ranked: tier 4

Jessie Bowhill - 8 New SquareShe is very clever and on top of her game for soft IP.

Ranked: tier 4

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Media and entertainment (including art and cultural property)
Media and entertainment (including art and cultural property) - Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

8 New Square

8 New Square is 'full of talent' and offers 'quality that is invariably fantastic'. The set is known for being 'strong on all aspects of IP' and has a breadth of experience in television, film, print and online media, broadcasting, advertising, and gaming. In recent work highlights, Jonathan Hill defended the film companies that produced the film Florence Foster Jenkins against a claim for infringement of copyright and moral rights, while Jessie Bowhill acted for Bob Geldof in a copyright infringement claim relating to the song "I Don’t Like Mondays".

Media and entertainment - Leading Silks

Daniel Alexander QC - 8 New SquareHe is technically brilliant and particularly impressive for IP.

Ranked: tier 3
Media and entertainment - 2019 Silks

Lindsay Lane QC - 8 New SquareShe is personable, approachable and provides strategic advice.

Ranked: tier 1
Media and entertainment - Leading Juniors

Jessie Bowhill - 8 New SquareShe is exceptional, very good with lay clients and very hard working.

Ranked: tier 2

Jonathan Hill - 8 New SquareHe handles a range of intellectual property and contractual disputes across the film, television and gaming industries.

Ranked: tier 4

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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

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