Denise McFarland > Chambers of Andrew Waugh QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Andrew Waugh QC
Three New Square
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Barrister and CEDR-qualified mediator, specialising in all aspects of intellectual property law, including contentious and non-contentious matters. Extensive litigation experience in the High Court, Court of Appeal, IPEC, in the General Court in Luxembourg (formerly Court of First Instance), European and UK Patent Office, UK IPO, Companies’ Names Tribunal and Copyright Tribunal. Conducts mediations and ADR hearings in all types of commercial and civil disputes, as well as mainstream IPR. Has also sat as an examiner appointed to hear US deposition hearings conducted in the UK, especially in US technical patent matters and IPR disputes. Well known in the UK IP field and has built up a longstanding and high reputation and goodwill. Handles all ranges of cases with ease and has a large number of longstanding national and multinational clients who have retained her services over many years. Also has a particularly good rapport and personal touch with some of her artistic individual clients, particularly in the music, media and fashion industry. Denise’s clerks are happy to provide more details and testimonials if required.


Called 1987, Inner Temple; former examiner for Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys professional examination; experienced examiner for International IPR disputes deposition hearings; CEDR-accredited mediator 2000.


Former vice-president of British Council; AIPPI; Hon fellow Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys; Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys; founder TIPLO executive committee; Women’s Bar Association; Intellectual Property Bar Association.


New Hall, University of Cambridge (now renamed Murray Edwards College)(1986 MA); CEDR Mediation Training Certificate (2000).


Country pursuits, theatre, travel.

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London Bar > Intellectual property

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Denise McFarland

Three New Square

She is one of the best juniors for trade marks.