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Three New Square

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Head of Chambers: Andrew Waugh QC
Senior Clerk: Nicholas Hill
Tenants: 20

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, Aldous LJ and Falconer J. All members appear frequently in the High Court, Intellectual Property Enterprise Court and Appellate Courts. They also engage regularly 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 trained at least to graduate level.
Members of chambers also contribute to Terrell on the Law of Patents, the leading textbook in patent law.

Patents, trade marks, passing off, copyright, design (registered and unregistered), breach of confidence, trade secrets 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.


Andrew Waugh QC (1982) (QC-1998)

Richard Miller QC (1976) (QC-1995)

Guy Burkill QC (1981) (QC-2002)

Justin Turner QC (1992) (QC-2009)

Thomas Mitcheson QC (1996) (QC-2014)

Douglas Campbell QC (1993) (QC-2016)

Thomas Hinchliffe QC (1997) (QC-2016)

Simon Malynicz QC (1997) (QC-2016)

Denise McFarland (1987)

Geoffrey Pritchard (1998)

Dominic Hughes (2001)

Miles Copeland (2004)

Joe Delaney (2006)

Jeremy Heald (2010)

Stuart Baran (2011)

Tim Austen (2012)

Katherine Moggridge (2012)

Daniele Selmi (2013)

Georgina Messenger (2014)

Charles Brabin (2013)

Alice Hart (2018)