Oct 5, 2023 2:23:50 PM
Stobbs secures a spot in the 2024 Legal 500 rankings...
Stobbs secures a spot in the 2024 Legal 500 rankings...

Once again, the time of year when every legal professional knows to take to Linkedin is upon us... the 2024 Legal 500 rankings have been released! It goes against the Stobbs DNA to be very self-congratulatory, but we can't let this opportunity to thank every member of the Stobbs team for the consistently brilliant work they've done this year to secure us our spot in the rankings pass us by. It's down to everyone's combined effort that we've got here.



Tier 1- Intellectual Property

Tier 1- Media, Entertainment and Sport

Tier 2- Commercial Litigation: Cambridge



Tier 1- PATMA: Trade Mark Attorneys

Tier 3- Intellectual Property: Trade Marks, Copyright & Designs


Individual rankings

Julius Stobbs- Leading Individual in PATMA: Trade Mark Attorneys

Julius Stobbs- Leading Individual in Intellectual Property: Trade Marks, Copyright & Design

Chris Sleep- Leading Individual in Intellectual Property (Cambridge)

Geoff Steward- Leading Individual in Intellectual Property (Cambridge)


At Stobbs, we are originality-obsessed and always like to do things differently. This is what drives the ethos of the company. We take great pride in having a different approach from more ‘traditional’ law firms, and it's great to see this approach being recognised more and more widely. We believe in our approach and it's great to see that our clients believe in it too. 

A big thanks to our clients who very kindly provided the following feedback to the Legal 500 researchers...


Comments on Stobbs as a company

‘Stobbs are an innovative and dynamic firm at the forefront of branding disputes. They offer clients a bespoke and cost effective service, without compromising on quality, which is first rate.’

‘Excellent understanding of their clients’ industries and their business needs. They are exceedingly approachable and responsive, and help to navigate very difficult trade mark matters with practical advice.’

‘The team at Stobbs provides wonderful support, has an unrivalled knowledge of the law, and is able to apply this expertly with a commercial lens to all matters it advises on.’

Stobbs has ‘an unrivalled knowledge of the law.’

Stobbs ‘operates differently to conventional lawyers, working collaboratively on creative solutions to problems, providing tailored advice and strategic input, which is highly valued.

‘They specialise in IP and allied fields with a creative and imaginative team using particularly experienced senior staff.’


Comments on individuals in Stobbs

Chris Sleep is a fantastic solicitor, who knows the law extremely well, has real commercial acumen and is also a down to earth person to work with.’

Chris Sleep is ‘commercially savvy and particularly astute in his advice’

Charlotte Peach is extremely bright and thinks comprehensively around issues. It is very reassuring having her on your side.’

Smita Pattni and Sarah Fellows are standout members of the team. They are quick to respond, highly professional, commercially savvy, and provide a very personalised service.’

‘They are a young team of tip top litigators, led by Geoff Steward, whose analysis, intellect and client-handling skills are unmatched in the market. He is one of the IP world’s great team builders.’

Geoff Steward is a vastly experienced commercial litigator with a passion for IP and sports, media and entertainment law, who brings corporate London sophistication to legal proceedings.’

Julius Stobbs is immensely experienced in trademark matters and highly intelligent, with great commercial awareness.’

You can see the full rankings here.

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