In this chapter we recognise 23 silks and nine juniors for their leading advocacy in contentious proceedings across the life sciences sector.
Most highly regarded
8 New Square receives 11 listings here.
Michael Tappin QC is a highly sought-after silk, praised for his expansive knowledge within the pharmaceutical and biotech arenas.
Daniel Alexander QC is recognised for his enviable practice, which has seen him act as lead counsel in landmark IP cases in the life sciences sector.
Charlotte May QC is lauded for her excellent practice and strong scientific background, making her a top choice for high-value IP disputes.
Richard Meade QC is a prominent name in IP, known for his impressive work specialising in multi-jurisdictional patent and SPC litigation.
Adrian Speck QC is a highly visible silk in the life sciences field whose practice involves advising leading clients across various IP sectors, including biotechnology and pharmaceutical corporations.
James Abrahams QC possesses strong experience in high-tech patent litigation in fields such as telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, advanced medical devices and engineering.
Andrew Lykiardopoulos QC has a distinguished reputation for his first-class representation of clients in high-value IP cases.
Brick Court Chambers sees three silks recognised in this chapter.
Kelyn Bacon QC is an “excellent practitioner”, praised for her “very analytical approach and her ability to quickly grasp key issues”. She is “an excellent advocate” and “very impressive in court”.
Jemima Stratford QC is a highly adept silk with experience in disputes across various sectors including pharmaceuticals, chemicals and healthcare.
David Anderson QC ranks highly among peers for his in-depth knowledge of regulation across the life sciences sector.
Three New Square receives four nominations here.
Thomas Hinchliffe QC is esteemed for his practice covering all aspects of IP law, with a particular focus on pharmaceutical and biotech patents.
Tom Mitcheson QC is a leading practitioner for life sciences disputes, with a stellar reputation for his exceptional IP practice.
Andrew Waugh QC is highly sought after for his extensive expertise in a range of sectors including biotechnology, chemicals and pharmaceuticals.
Justin Turner QC receives praise for his top-tier life sciences practice, which covers disputes across the biotech and technology sectors.
Piers Acland QC of 11 South Square is widely recognised for his adept handling of patent litigation in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors.
Iain Purvis QC is a “smooth and subtle advocate”, praised for his “incredible ability to convince judges he is on the side of right”.
Three New Square
Stuart Baran is a leading junior in the life sciences space, acting on a broad range of IP matters including patents, SPCs and copyright.
Joe Delaney is highly sought after for his strong patent litigation practice and expansive knowledge of the pharmaceutical, biotech and telecoms sectors.
Miles Copeland is praised by sources who consider him “very smart” and “a real team player”.
11 South Square’s Kathryn Pickard ranks as one of the most impressive juniors in our research this year. She is highly commended for her stellar work in all aspects of IP law, particularly in patents.
Chris Aikens is a distinguished advocate, lauded for his first-rate representation in patent litigation.
Anna Edwards-Stuart is a “brilliant senior junior”, commended for her leading work in patent litigation relating to pharmaceuticals and medical devices.
8 New Square’s Tom Jones is a standout player in the life sciences arena, and has amassed considerable experience appearing before courts in FRAND litigation and a range of IP-related disputes.
William Duncan is an impressive junior and “a rising star” for patent litigation proceedings across the life sciences and biotechnology sectors.
James Whyte draws widespread plaudits for his exceptional advocacy in patent litigation and contractual disputes in the biotechnology and pharmaceuticals sectors.