For the fourth year in a row, IP Draughts presents his annual table of tables, which lists transactional IP lawyers who are recommended in both IAM Patent 1000 and Chambers Directory. The latter was published today.
In IP Draughts’ view, this super-table is a crude but useful way of identifying most of the leading UK practitioners in the field of IP transactions. As Chambers does not specifically recommend UK transactional IP lawyers (as distinct from IP lawyers generally, and then only on a regional basis), its closest available listing is the UK national listing of transactional life science lawyers. Although not perfect, and having a life science bias, the resulting list feels mostly right.
The 20 lawyers who feature on both lists in Autumn 2015 are as follows:
Laura Anderson – Bristows
Mark Anderson – Anderson Law
Malcolm Bates – Taylor Wessing
Richard Binns – Simmons & Simmons
Allistair Booth – Pinsent Masons
Alison Dennis – Fieldfisher
Patrick Duxbury – Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co
Jim Ford – Allen & Overy
Michael Gavey – Simmons & Simmons
Sarah Hanson – CMS Cameron McKenna
Gary Howes – Fasken Martineau
Mark A Lubbock – Ashurst
Nicola Maguire – Reed Smith
Lucinda Osborne – Covington & Burling
Daniel Pavin – Covington & Burling
Stephen Reese – Olswang
Chris Shelley – Penningtons Manches
Sally Shorthose – Bird & Bird
Julian Thurston – Baker & McKenzie
John Wilkinson – Reed Smith
Congratulations to all of you!