Barristers at Three New Square are among the leading advocates at the Intellectual Property Bar. They represent their clients in the United Kingdom in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court (formerly the House of Lords), in the Patents County Court and in the Patent Office and Trade Marks Registry. In Europe, members of chambers appear in the European Court of Justice and in the European Patent Office in Munich and also represent their clients in trade mark matters in proceedings at the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market in Alicante.
In addition to offering expertise in advocacy and the preparation of cases for trial, chambers provides support to professional and lay clients during the course of litigation. Chambers is able to offer a spectrum of expertise and experience from its barristers. For example, in addition to offering advice and appearing as advocates, members of chambers frequently assist solicitors in matters such as selecting expert witnesses, and reviewing evidence and disclosure documents. As well as working closely with solicitors, chambers has particularly close links with practicing trade mark agents and patent attorneys.
Mediation and ADR are now essential areas of modern civil litigation. Members of Three New Square regularly sit as Mediators, Arbitrators and Neutral Evaluators. Chambers’ clerks can offer full support services in connection with facilities for engaging in all forms of alternative dispute resolution and conciliation. Members of chambers can also assist clients by advising, representing and preparing clients and their professional teams in relation to such processes and hearings, both in the UK and abroad.
In addition, chambers’ clerks are able to offer advice on the practicalities of issuing applications, fixing hearings and listing matters for trial. Rooms within chambers are available for exclusive use by clients during trial.