Chambers UK - 2018 Rankings

November 2017

The 2018 edition of Chambers UK has now been released. The guide covers 50 cities and countries in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Chambers ranks leading law firm networks around the world, by region and practice area. 

HGF have been ranked Band 1 for Yorkshire, Band 2 for North West and Band 2 for Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys. The firm has also been ranked for National Leaders outside of London.

HGF are also delighted to have 4 of our IP solicitors ranked and 1 listed as an “Associate to watch”.

Yorkshire - Intellectual Property

Band 1

The guide states the team is known for, “Excellent service geared towards sophisticated contentious and non-contentious IP matters in a range of sectors, notably consumer products, engineering, manufacturing and pharmaceuticals. Particularly skilled at patent and trade mark infringement disputes. Able to co-ordinate comprehensive patent prosecution and trade mark filing with its sister patent and trade mark attorney firm, HGF”.

Martyn Fish has also been listed as a ranked lawyer in Band 1.

North West – Intellectual Property

Band 2

The guide states the team is known for, “Sought after for expertise in commercialisation and enforcement matters involving all core IP rights. Acts for clients in sectors including retail, life sciences, higher education and technology, and enjoys strong links with sister patent and trade mark attorney firm HGF. Frequently instructed on matters of multijurisdictional scope.”

“Very responsive to what we need, and nice people to deal with," says a client, adding: "I can't praise them enough." Clients say this is "a very focused, effective trade marks team."

Antony Gold has been listed as a ranked lawyer in Band 1. He is described by a client as "highly proactive in terms of client management."

Janet Knowles has been listed a ranked lawyer in Band 2. A client says: "She has excellent deal-making and negotiation skills."

UK -Wide – Intellectual Property: Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys

Band 2

The guide states the team is known for, “One of the UK's largest patent and trade mark firms with the resources to handle complex and international mandates. Impressive client base in numerous sectors including hi-tech, life sciences and universities”.

A client says: "They are very easy to work with and are always willing to explain matters in a clear and concise way." "The attorneys provide sound strategic advice, have broad technical knowledge and offer good customer service."

National Leaders – Intellectual Property Outside London

Band 2

The guide states the team is known for, “Sophisticated commercial and contentious brands and patent work, complemented by strong links to sister patent and trade mark attorney firm HGF.”

Marie McMorrow and Tom Nener from the Birmingham office have also been ranked individually.

Marie McMorrow – listed as a ranked lawyer in Band 1 for the Midlands. Tom Nener – listed as an Associate to Watch for the Midlands One interviewee says: "He is a very pragmatic and very calm person who never gets ruffled, even in intense situations."


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