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Press and Directory Coverage



We are continually recognised in the industry directories for our expertise and the quality of work we do, at all levels of seniority across junior and QC ranks, and our top ranking year after year reflects this. 

Below you will find a snapshot of comments extracted from recent directory entries.

2017 Directories

"Fantastic roster of talent" it is recommended for being "very modern, forward-thinking and providing sound commercial advice" as well as offering solicitors " a very broad skill set in the soft IP space."
Chambers & Partners (Intellectual Property) 2017

"Members are noted for the technical expertise they bring to bear when handling complex cases regarding software licensing or matters concerning data protection or cyber security"
Chambers & Partners (Information technology) 2017

"Members of the set have a variety of sector-specific expertise"
Chambers & Partners (Media & Entertainment) 2017

 "a first rate IP set with stellar barristers, both established and up-and-coming" who are "very intelligent and experienced in patent litigation"
Legal 500  (Intellectual Property) 2017

"a very well-respected set" with "great strength and depth" and considerable experience in patent, trademark and copyright work across the telecoms sector.
 Legal 500  (Information Technology) 2017

"an excellent set" with particular experience in intellectual property-related broadcasting matters.
Legal 500  (Media & Entertainment) 2017

2016 Directories

"The standout intellectual property chambers" "Has strength from top to bottom, and always has a barrister at the right level to suit all cases"
Legal 500  (Intellectual Property) 2016

"A set with an unrivalled number of silks dedicated to rights protection whose expertise taken together spans all conceivable creative and scientific disciplines"
Chambers & Partners (Intellectual Property) 2016

"Highly respected intellectual property and media set, many of whose members rank among the most accomplished silks ands juniors at the IT bar."
Legal 500  (Intellectual Property) 2016

"They have a really great depth of talent, which is reassuring when the person you want you can't get hold of- they have a bench you know you can trust"
Chambers & Partners (Information technology) 2016

"Its members are experts in handling matters concerning trade marks, performing rights and licensing. The set regularly represents print media entities, well-known artists in the music industry and television content providers"
Chambers & Partners (Media & Entertainment) 2016

2015 Directories

"By some measure the IP set with the most firepower. The level of scientific and legal expertise on hand here is staggering"
Chambers & Partners (Intellectual Property) 2015   

"Instructing solicitors find themselves presented with an all but unrivalled choice with respect to all areas of IP law and levels of call"
Chambers & Partners (Intellectual Property) 2015 

"Advocates continue to impress in media and entertainment industry disputes. Individuals here are frequently instructed on highly technical copyright and passing-off cases in the music, broadcast and publishing sectors."
Chambers & Partners (Media & Entertainment) 2015    

"A power house for IP-heavy technology cases. A number of its members have scientific qualifications and previous programming experience, making them highly suitable for these type of cases. Clients seek them out for formidably technical matters."
Chambers & Partners (Information technology) 2015     

"A number of sources remark on the quality of service in chambers, praising its "highly efficient and accommodating clerks" 
Chambers & Partners (Intellectual property) 2015 

"8 New Square is the largest specialist intellectual property chambers in the UK, with related experise in technology and media law, and sector strengths in the telecoms and pharmaceutical industries" 
Legal 500 2015

"8 New Square provides 'strength in depth', and its counsel are consistently rated highly by peers and clients alike. Adept across the full spectrum of IP matters, the set was bolstered at senior level through two 2014 silk appointments in Charlotte May QC and Andrew Lykiardopoulos QCHigh- profile recent work saw members appear in HTC v Nokia and SAS Institute v World Programming."
Legal 500  (Intellectual Property) 2015

"8 New Square is a 'standout set' in this area, with great strength in matters involving a heavy IP element."
 Legal 500  (Information Technology) 2015

"Although 8 New Square is primarily known for Intellectual property work, it also has a well-regarded media and entertainment practice" 
Legal 500  (Media & Entertainment) 2015