Stand up for your brand

Litigation is an essential tool within our broad range of dispute resolution options. It represents an essential part of a properly designed commercial strategy involving IP, brands and commercial agreements - and it isn’t something to be afraid of. The trick is knowing when to escalate to litigation, and how.

We seek to use litigation in the right way – a commercial tool to achieve the right commercial objectives.  




Smart Litigation Strategies

We are the UK’s largest provider of brand legal services. We take care of IP disputes at every level – whether enforcing client’s rights or defending claims. We’re equally at home in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, the High Court or the Court of Appeal.

And in 2020 and 2021, we won the Managing Intellectual Property Firm of the Year award - in the Trade Mark Contentious category.

We’re also on your side when it comes to commercial disputes involving licensing, franchising, sponsorship, sale, supply and distribution. And much more.

We have a dedicated team of IP solicitors, supported by IP paralegals and trainees. All our litigation lawyers handle contractual disputes surrounding IP rights.


Costs under control - always

We think legal services for disputes and litigation in the UK are too expensive. So we don’t take a traditional approach. Cost transparency and certainty matters.

Increasingly, the courts position is aligning with our approach - encouraging UK law firms to litigate at more proportionate cost. 

Our approach delivers this – matching our plans to best fit the commercial objectives and our clients’ budgets.

Litigation is never a cash cow for us, and we feel strongly that the cost should not be the determinative factor in adopting the right strategic approach.  


Ways in which we actively manage costs include:

  • We’ve embraced the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) cost caps and the Shorter Trials Scheme (STS). And if full High Court proceedings are appropriate, we’ll make effective use of the recently implemented rules relating to disclosure and witness statements.


  • We work to phased fixed fees for IPEC, STS and High Court litigation. We can also work to Conditional Fee Agreements or Damages Based Agreements where those make sense.


  • We are the IP experts. So we use barristers only when they provide additional expertise that we need.



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If you need us on your side, we’d love to hear from you:



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