Barristers – UK 2020

James Abrahams 8 New Square

Strengths: “Personable, commercial, practical and insightful”. Pharmaceuticals, digital communication, computer technology.

Clients: Xiaomi against IPCom; HTC against IPCom; Dr Reddy’s against Novartis.

Daniel Alexander 8 New Square

Strengths: “Everything you could wish for in a silk at the top of his game”. Digital communication, life sciences.

Clients: Huawei against Unwired Planet and Conversant; Philips against HTC, Acer, Asus.

Stuart Baran 3 New Square

Strengths: “Very good junior barrister for pharma cases”. Pharmaceuticals.

Clients: Aspire Pharma against Allergan; Astronics and Zodiac Seats against Luft Technik.

Thomas Hinchliffe 3 New Square

Strengths: “Tactical, offers highly-commercial advice”. Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology.

Clients: Premaitha (and Ariosa) against Illumina; Merck Sharp & Dohme against GSK; Merck Sharp & Dohme against Wyeth.

Lindsay Lane 8 New Square

Strengths: “Pragmatic and commercial; a real team player”. Pharmaceuticals and SPC cases.

Clients: Apple against Conversant; L’Oréal against Olaplex.

Charlotte May 8 New Square

Strengths: “Easy manner and formidable intellect”. Pharmaceuticals.

Clients: Apple against Conversant; Sandoz against Searle.

Richard Meade 8 New Square

Strengths: “True judgment ability and top-level expertise”. Digital communication, life sciences, multi-jurisdictional disputes.

Clients: Pfizer against Hoffman-La Roche; GSK against Fibrogen.

Tom Mitcheson 3 New Square

Strengths: “Superb, creative advocate”. Pharmaceuticals.

Clients: Eli Lilly against Actavis, Teva, Mylan; Premaitha against Illumina.

Brian Nicholson 11 South Square

Strengths: “Excellent for highly technical TMT patent trials; does not need to be led”. Digital communication, electronics.

Clients: Zyxel against TQ Delta; ZTE (and Huawei) against Conversant (FRAND).

Iain Purvis 11 South Square

Strengths: “Outstanding advocate in TMT patent litigation”. Digital communication, mechanics.

Clients: Zyxel against TQ Delta; AB InBev against Heineken.

Adrian Speck 8 New Square

Strengths: “Very good strategist”. Medical devices, pharmaceuticals, digital communication.

Clients: Unwired Planet and Conversant against Huawei; TQ Delta against Zyxel.

Michael Tappin 8 New Square

Strengths: “Intellectual powerhouse, fantastic on his feet”. Hi-tech, especially pharmaceuticals.

Clients: Huawei and ZTE against Conversant; Wyeth against Merck Sharp & Dohme.

Andrew Waugh 3 New Square

Strengths: “Excellent on detail-driven life sciences cases”. Pharmaceuticals.

Clients: Eli Lilly against Genentech; Aspire against Allergan.