Chambers and Partners 2017:
A top-flight set admired for its excellent roster of both silks and juniors, and also celebrating several new Queen’s Counsel appointments this year. Members are recommended for patent disputes arising in the telecommunications and life sciences sectors, including infringement claims, SPC disputes and invalidation attempts. It is also highlighted for its assistance with contentious trade mark proceedings. The set continues to stand out for its pragmatic and commercial approach.
Client service: The clerking team is “charming and very helpful,” and is distinguished for its “consummately professional service.” Senior clerk Nick Hill is “excellent” and “very easy to work with.”
Chambers and Partners 2016:
Houses some of the finest IP silks in the market and juniors of all levels of experience. Members have prestigious scientific and technical credentials and are imbued with the set’s characteristic commercial ethos. They are routinely engaged in potentially market-changing life sciences patent cases, and their specialist knowledge across all other fields of IP law is mightily impressive.
Client service: “I always receive a prompt and friendly service from members and the clerks always try to accommodate my needs and the client’s budget. They are also good at keeping me informed of counsels’ availability over extended periods of time.” The “extremely pleasant and urbane” Nick Hill is the senior clerk at the set.
Chambers and Partners 2015:
Three New Square continues to be regarded as one of the troika of great IP sets at the London bar. it bristles with QCs and juniors at all levels of call who between them possess a staggering diversity and depth of scientific and jurisprudential knowledge and experience. With superb capabilities across all strands of IP law, the set is particularly well thought of for its members’ records in complex patent litigation.
Client services: “The clerks take a user- friendly, modern approach” and offer support to an approachable team of barristers who have great technical knowledge and experience.
Legal 500, 2016:
Set overview: For many solicitors, Three New Square is ‘the strongest intellectual property set’. Members have expertise in both hard and soft IP, but as a whole, chambers is hailed as ‘top class for high-value patent litigation’. It features ‘high-quality barristers throughout’ and clerks who are ‘a real pleasure to deal with’. ‘They know their solicitors well and provide an excellent service, particularly when counsel are needed at short notice.’ Nicholas Hill is ‘the best senior clerk in the business – head and shoulders above the rest’. Tim Fairburn and David Court are also ‘superb’.
IP: Three New Square is a market leader in patent issues with several barristers involved in the Warner- Lambert case. Members are also increasingly involved in soft IP disputes…
IT: Three New Square’s IT practice is supported by Chambers’ very strong IP background. The set has recently undertaken cases involving telecoms company disputes and electronics patents.
Legal 500, 2015:
IP: ‘There is real expertise and strength in depth at all levels’ at Three New Square. The set is ‘absolutely on top of its game, covering every base of IP law’, although it has traditionally been better known for patent disputes.
IT: Three New Square is best known for IP work but it also has a thriving IT practice. In 2014, members were involved in the Samsung v Apple mobile and tablet patent dispute
Media: Three New Square is best known for patent disputes, but its soft IP practice also continues to go from strength to strength. Chambers has related expertise in media and IT law, and a growing international practice. Members exhibit ‘a wealth of knowledge and experience’, and are praised as ‘friendly and approachable’. The ‘top-drawer’ clerks’ room provides ‘an impeccable service’ which ‘exceeds expectations’. Senior clerk Nicholas Hill is ‘charming and effective’. His team includes Tim Fairburn, who is ‘very sensible and commercially minded’.