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Three New Square

Information Technology

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Three New Square's IT law practice draws on the set's recognised "strength in depth" in the often related realm of intellectual property. Matters taken on by chambers' tenants cover complex issues of patent infringement, as well as FRAND licensing concerns. Members of the set are sought out by government bodies, financial institutions and prominent technology companies, particularly in the field of mobile phone technology.

Client service:

"The clerking service is very good." Nicholas Hill is the senior clerk.

Strengths:

Douglas Campbell QC
His skill in IP and copyright issues feeds effectively into an IT practice that covers software and hardware disputes, including those involving consumer and professional products, digital media players and automotive technology. He is an experienced adviser in cases involving gaming companies. 
"What I like about him in particular is his highly commercial and pragmatic approach to cases." "A pleasure to work with and passionate about getting the right results for his clients."
Recent work: Acted in Blizzard Entertainment v Bossland, a case regarding alleged copyright infringement in 'cheat' software offered in relation to a number of popular games including Doom and Overwatch.

Strengths:

Guy Burkill QC
Particularly admired for his technical grasp of complex technology matters, evidenced by his recent engagement to act in major smartphone and telecoms cases. He is an expert in the IP aspects of software and hardware disputes. Burkill advises a number of household-name global technology manufacturers. 
"Outstanding on really difficult technology." "Good at cross-examination, and very good at explaining the technological points to a judge."
Recent work: Acted in Add2 v dSpace, a patent infringement case involving electronic interface circuitry for use in simulation techniques.

Strengths:

Thomas Hinchliffe QC
An IP and IT expert who has a rising market profile due to his work in high-stakes technology cases, especially those involving telecoms and data transmission.
"He is very considered and very well prepared."
Recent work: Represented Conversant in a case concerning the FRAND licensing of telecoms standard-essential patents.

Information Technology Department

Three New Square

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3 New Square

Lincoln's Inn

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Greater London

UK

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Silks (QC)

London (Bar)

Information Technology


Douglas Campbell QC
Band 3
Guy Burkill QC
Band 3
Thomas Hinchliffe QC
Band 3