UK transactional IP lawyers 2013 – the IP Draughts table

top leagueFor the third year running, we offer the IP Draughts league table of UK transactional IP lawyers.  This table is based on a very simple premise: make a list of the people who are ranked in both of the following two tables:

  1. IAM Patent 1000’s current list of UK patent licensing lawyers; and
  2. Chambers Directory’s current list (published today; click on “ranked lawyers” and scroll down to “transactional”) of UK transactional life sciences lawyers.

Inevitably there is an arbitrary element in any list of this kind, and it misses out some fine IP lawyers that IP Draughts respects.  But it does include most of the people that IP Draughts would regard as leading IP transactional lawyers in the UK, and it has the merit that two sets of researchers have independently identified these individuals as specialists.

In alphabetical order, this year’s list is as follows:

Laura Anderson (Bristows LLP)

Mark Anderson (Anderson Law LLP)

Malcolm Bates (Taylor Wessing LLP)

Richard Binns (Simmons & Simmons LLP)

Allistair Booth (Pinsent Masons LLP)

Patrick Duxbury (Wragge & Co LLP)

Jim Ford (Allen & Overy LLP)

Michael Gavey (Simmons & Simmons LLP)

Sarah Hanson (CMS Cameron McKenna LLP)

Gary Howes (Fasken Martineau LLP)

Colleen Keck (Allen & Overy LLP)

Mark Lubbock (Ashurst LLP)

Nicola Maguire (Reed Smith LLP)

Daniel Pavin (Covington & Burling LLP)

Stephen M Reese (Olswang)

Chris Shelley (Penningtons Manches LLP)

Sally Shorthose (Bird & Bird LLP)

John Wilkinson (Reed Smith LLP)

making listsA couple of names have dropped out since last year, probably due to changes in personal circumstances.  There are no new names compared with last year.

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