IP Draughts’ list of transactional IP lawyers 2019

The nights are drawing in, a log is burning in IP Draughts’ fireplace, and it is time to reveal our table of UK transactional IP lawyers for 2019.

As in previous years, the table is simply the overlap in the Venn diagram of lawyers who are recommended for licensing in the UK chapter of IAM Patent 1000, and the lawyers who are recommended in Chambers Directory in the UK-wide category of transactional life science lawyers (published today). This continues to be the closest we can find to a reliable set of independent recommendations. There is no national list of transactional IP lawyers in Chambers Directory. There is a list of national leaders in IP outside London, and Anderson Law LLP is included, but it doesn’t recommend individuals.

The IP Draughts list turns out to have the same names as last year, namely:

Laura Anderson, Bristows LLP

Mark Anderson, Anderson Law LLP

Malcolm Bates, Taylor Wessing LLP

Richard Binns, Simmons & Simmons LLP

Allistair Booth, Pinsent Masons

Alison Dennis, Fieldfisher

Patrick Duxbury, Gowling WLG (UK) LLP

Jim Ford, Allen & Overy LLP

Michael Gavey, Simmons & Simmons LLP

Mark Lubbock, Brown Rudnick LLP

Nicola Maguire, Cooley LLP

Lucinda Osborne, Covington & Burling LLP

Daniel Pavin, Covington & Burling LLP

Chris Shelley, Penningtons Manches LLP

Sally Shorthose, Bird & Bird

John Wilkinson, Cooley LLP

As in previous years, the list omits a few of the leading transactional IP lawyers practising in England and Wales, who only feature in one of the two source lists, such as Matthew Warren of Bristows, and IP Draughts’ partner Lisa Allebone. But overall, it continues to be a fair selection of the most prominent transactional IP lawyers in the country.

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