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Chambers of Andrew Waugh QC
Three New Square

Intellectual property Tier 1

Three New Square is a 'pre-eminent IP set' which 'stands out for its service levels' and includes 'go-to barristers for difficult patent cases' across all areas of technology; members are also well versed in trade mark and passing off litigation and copyright and design right matters, particularly in fashion, music, entertainment, and literature. In recent work highlights, Tom Mitcheson QC appeared in the Supreme Court in a high-profile dispute between Warner-Lambert against Actavis relating to Warner-Lambert’s painkiller, Lyrica. Meanwhile, in the Court of Appeal, Joe Delaney successfully represented Regeneron in a patent dispute against Kymab concerning the breeding and use by Kymab of genetically modified mice for the production of human antibodies. In trade mark litigation, Douglas Campbell QC was instructed by Frank Industries in an infringement claim brought against Nike.

Leading Silks

Tom Mitcheson QC - Three New SquareHe has a stellar practice; one of the standout IP silks.
Ranked: Tier 1
Simon Malynicz QC - Three New SquareThe go-to silk for trade marks, top of his game and very popular with clients.
Ranked: Tier 2
Justin Turner QC - Three New SquareHe is very good on his feet and reads a tribunal well.
Ranked: Tier 2
Andrew Waugh QC - Three New SquareHe is very experienced in the life sciences sector, and very knowledgeable on supplementary protection certificates.
Ranked: Tier 2
Guy Burkill QC - Three New SquareHe is very intelligent and can understand complicated technologies as well as the applicable law.
Ranked: Tier 3
Tom Hinchliffe QC - Three New SquareHe is very bright and capable in all technologies, though standout in life sciences.
Ranked: Tier 3
Douglas Campbell QC - Three New SquareHe is intelligent and quick-witted and provides effective and high-quality advice.
Ranked: Tier 4
Richard Miller QC - Three New SquareA great barrister for life sciences patent litigation.
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors

Miles Copeland - Three New SquareHe has a very detailed approach and is a great team player.
Ranked: Tier 2
Denise McFarland - Three New SquareShe is one of the best juniors for trade marks.
Ranked: Tier 2
Geoffrey Pritchard - Three New SquareHe is very client friendly and good on his feet.
Ranked: Tier 2
Stuart Baran - Three New SquareHe is a bright advocate and star in the making.
Ranked: Tier 3
Joe Delaney - Three New SquareA very strong junior for biotech patent litigation.
Ranked: Tier 3
Jeremy Heald - Three New SquareA really bright, hardworking and assured trade mark and patent lawyer.
Ranked: Tier 4
Dominic Hughes - Three New SquareHe is a hugely competent and incisive thinker that offers crystal clear advice.
Ranked: Tier 4
Katherine Moggridge - Three New SquareShe combines enthusiasm and a no-nonsense approach with great knowledge of the life sciences sector.
Ranked: Tier 4
Tim Austen - Three New SquareAn excellent junior for patent cases, his prior experience as an IP solicitor makes him very good value.
Ranked: Tier 4

IT and telecoms

The ‘well-regardedThree New Square  has ‘an exceptional level of knowledge’ and ‘a great strength in patent litigation’ including in the electronics industry. In recent case highlights, Thomas Hinchliffe QC is representing Asus and HTC in an action relating to FRAND licensing of 4G wireless technology against HTC; Joe Delaney is instructed by TQ Delta in a telecoms dispute with ZyXEL, concerning the implementation of standards essential patents, and Miles Copeland is acting for Huawei and ZTE in high-profile FRAND litigation brought by Conversant Wireless Licensing.

IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory) - Leading Silks

Guy Burkill QC - Three New SquareHe is technically brilliant and very good with clients.
Ranked: Tier 1
Douglas Campbell QC - Three New SquareHe is a class act and a strong advocate.
Ranked: Tier 4
Tom Hinchliffe QC - Three New SquareHe is a good tactician and go-to barrister for patents.
Ranked: Tier 4

IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory) - Leading Juniors

Joe Delaney - Three New SquareHe is known for patent disputes relating to telecoms and mobile phone technology.
Ranked: Tier 2
Miles Copeland - Three New SquareHe has a great strength in patent litigation and good commercial awareness.
Ranked: Tier 3

Set overviews: England and Wales

Strong all-round’, Three New Square is ‘a pre-eminent’ IP set full of ‘go-to’ barristers ‘for those difficult patent cases’. Chambers ‘stands out’ for the ‘exceptional’ level of knowledge it contains and ‘the service levels it provides’. The ‘brilliant, organised, and responsive’ clerking team is managed by ‘standout’ senior clerk Nick Hill; Tim Fairburn is also a name to note for being ‘an excellent support service’. Offices in: London


This set specialises in all aspects of intellectual property, including patents, trade marks, passing off, copyright and designs. Other areas of expertise include breach of confidence, malicious falsehood, franchising, restrictive covenants and all aspects of EU law relating to intellectual property.

The set: Chambers has focused on intellectual property litigation for more than 60 years and its 20 tenants, including eight QCs, are all leading practitioners in this area. The set was located at 6 Pump Court, Temple, until April 1995. Former members of chambers include Birss J.

All members appear frequently in the High Court, Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (formerly Patents County Court) and Appellate Courts. They also engage in arbitration work, both as advocates and arbitrators, and in hearings before the UK Intellectual Property Office, the European Patent Office in Munich, the Community Trade Mark and Designs Office (OHIM) in Alicante and the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg.

Members of chambers receive instructions from solicitors, patent and trade mark attorneys, in-house lawyers and lawyers practising overseas.

The majority of members are scientifically literate a useful background for the many disputes handled that involve technical subject matter. Members of chambers also contribute to Terrell on the Law of Patents, the leading textbook in patent law.

Types of work undertaken: Patent disputes form a large proportion of chambers€™ work, mainly involving infringement or revocation proceedings. Much of the work is leading edge, embracing all major areas of technology including biotechnology, pharmacology, chemistry, mobile telephones, electronics, information technology and mechanical patents.

All members are involved in trade mark and passing off litigation, mainly in the High Court, but also in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, which hears trade mark matters as part of its special jurisdiction. Members also appear before the UK IPO in opposition and revocation proceedings relating to UK registered trade marks.

All areas of copyright and design right law are handled. Cases include literary, musical and artistic copyright in the fields of fashion, music, entertainment and literature. Computer software cases are also undertaken. Design right law includes both registered and unregistered designs, whether under community or national law.

Members also practise in the areas of breach of confidence, malicious falsehood, entertainment and media, restrictive covenants, franchising and the licensing of all intellectual property rights, as well as all aspects of EU law relating to intellectual property.


Department Name Email Telephone
Senior clerk Nicholas Hill
Members of Chambers MILLER QC, Richard (1976)
Members of Chambers BURKILL QC, Guy (1981)
Members of Chambers WAUGH QC, Andrew (1982)
Members of Chambers TURNER QC, Justin (1992)
Members of Chambers MITCHESON QC, Thomas (1996)
Members of Chambers CAMPBELL QC, Douglas (1993)
Members of Chambers HINCHLIFFE QC, Thomas (1997)
Members of Chambers MALYNICZ QC, Simon (1997)
Members of Chambers McFARLAND, Denise (1987)
Members of Chambers PRITCHARD, Geoffrey (1998)
Members of Chambers HUGHES, Dominic (2001)
Members of Chambers COPELAND, Miles (2004)
Members of Chambers DELANEY, Joe (2006)
Members of Chambers HEALD, Jeremy (2010)
Members of Chambers BARAN, Stuart (2011)
Members of Chambers AUSTEN, Tim (2012)
Members of Chambers MOGGRIDGE, Katherine (2012)
Members of Chambers SELMI, Daniele (2013)
Members of Chambers MESSENGER, Georgina (2015)
Members of Chambers BRABIN, Charles (2013)
Members of Chambers HART, Alice (2018)
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Dr Stuart Baran  photo Dr Stuart Baran
Dr Charles Brabin  photo Dr Charles Brabin
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Mr Miles Copeland  photo Mr Miles Copeland
Mr Joe Delaney  photo Mr Joe Delaney
 Alice Hart  photo Alice Hart
Mr Jeremy Heald  photo Mr Jeremy Heald
Mr Thomas Hinchliffe QC photo Mr Thomas Hinchliffe QC
Dr Dominic Hughes  photo Dr Dominic Hughes
Mr Simon Malynicz QC photo Mr Simon Malynicz QC
 Denise McFarland  photo Denise McFarland
Miss Georgina Messenger  photo Miss Georgina Messenger
Mr Richard Miller QC photo Mr Richard Miller QC
Mr Tom Mitcheson QC photo Mr Tom Mitcheson QC
 Katherine Moggridge  photo Katherine Moggridge
Dr Geoffrey Pritchard  photo Dr Geoffrey Pritchard
Dr Daniele Selmi  photo Dr Daniele Selmi
Dr Justin Turner QC photo Dr Justin Turner QC
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