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Hogarth Chambers

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Head of Chambers: Alastair Wilson QC, Roger Wyand QC
Chambers Director: Ian Bowie Senior
Clerk: Clive Nicholls
Assistant Clerks: John Davies, Charlie Wood
Tenants: 21

The Chambers Hogarth Chambers is recognised as one of the leading sets of barristers’ chambers for intellectual property and chancery, based in the UK. Chambers specialises in IP, media and entertainment, IT, data protection, privacy and commercial disputes with a technical IP element. Chambers also has a long-standing reputation for chancery and commercial law, as well as expertise in ADR, mediation and arbitration.

With 21 barristers, Hogarth Chambers is one of the largest intellectual property sets in the UK. Members have experience of appearing as advocates at all levels of the UK court system, including the High Court and IPEC, the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, as well as the UK Intellectual Property Office and appeals to the Appointed Person, and tribunals such as the Copyright Tribunal.

In recent years, members have developed in-depth experience of European aspects of IP, regularly appearing before the Court of Justice of the European Union and the General Court in Luxembourg, and the European Patent Office in Munich, as well as dealing with proceedings before the EUIPO.

Hogarth is dedicated to providing a high quality, cost-effective service. Chambers offers clients a wide range of counsel at all levels of seniority, from Queen’s Counsel to recently called junior members. Chambers welcomes instructions from solicitors, in-house lawyers, patent and trade mark attorneys, and from direct professional access and public access clients.

Work Undertaken
Intellectual Property:
All aspects of IP, including patents, copyright, designs, trade marks and passing off, database rights, threats/trade libel, confidential information, and entertainment and media contracts. Chambers also specialises in related areas such as computer contract litigation, domain name disputes and internet-related infringements, IP insurance, personality and character merchandising, privacy rights, trade secrets, franchising, counterfeiting, Customs and criminal proceedings connected with IP rights, data protection issues, FOI, EU and UK competition law, and any commercial matter requiring technical competence or a detailed knowledge of the entertainment and media industries.

Information Technology: Contractual IT litigation and numerous confidential arbitrations.

Media & Entertainment: Including entertainment industry contracts and contractual disputes; moral rights; performers’ rights; comparative advertising; trade libel; malicious falsehood; confidential information; personality and character merchandising; related EC aspects.

Chancery/Commercial: Insolvency (corporate and personal); company; partnership; banking and securities; e-commerce; commercial contracts; professional negligence; land law and conveyancing; landlord and tenant; charities; trusts and fiduciaries; wills and the administration of estates; and applications under the Inheritance Act.

Privacy: Chambers’ members have a substantial presence in this sector, especially in relation to phone hacking.

Leading practitioners’ books edited in chambers include: ‘Copinger and Skone James on Copyright’; ‘Intellectual Property in Europe’; ‘Moral Rights’; ‘The CIPA Guide to the Patents Acts’; ‘The Modern Law of Patents’; ‘The Modern Law of Trade Marks’; ‘A Practical Guide to Trade Mark Law’; ‘A User’s Guide to Trade Marks and Passing Off.’

Members

Alastair Wilson QC (1968) (QC-1987)

Roger Wyand QC (1973) (QC-1997)

Christopher Morcom QC (1963) (QC-1991)

Nicholas Caddick QC (1986) (QC-2011)

Gillian Davies (1961)

Alexander Stewart (1975)

Michael Hicks (1976)

Edward Bragiel (1977)

Amanda Michaels (1981)

Guy Tritton (1987)

Gwilym Harbottle (1987)

Richard Davis (1992)

Andrew Norris (1995)

Jeremy Reed (1997)

Nick Zweck (2014)

Tom St Quintin (2006)

Benjamin Longstaff (2009)

Jonathan Moss (2009)

Charlotte Blythe (2012)

Jamie Muir Wood (2012)

Sam Carter (2014)