27 September 2019

Mathys & Squire’s ‘outstanding commercial expertise’ recommended in The Legal 500 2020 as firm once again recognised as Tier 1

We are delighted to announce that Mathys & Squire continues to be ranked in Tier 1 for the 2020 edition of The Legal 500 – the definitive guide to the legal market.

Our continued focus on instilling a culture of creativity, innovation and adding value for all our clients through our first-class service is reflected in this top-tier ranking.

As well as a Tier 1 firm ranking for PATMA: Patent Attorneys, a number of our patent attorneys have been recommended for their expertise:

Chris Hamer ‘is always keen to provide support in whatever way the firm can, which is very useful for an in-house team that has several peaks of legal work and different priorities from time to time.’

Martin MacLean ‘is a real guru in the healthcare and pharmaceutical field, and brings his experience to bear in not only giving very wise legal advice, but also setting things in a commercial context.’

Anna Gregson ‘is simply outstanding. Professional, pragmatic, approachable and always on hand for advice.’

Catherine Booth ‘excels in: 1) understanding the business needs, 2) learning the technical details, 3) capturing relevant law, 4) persuasive communication both on paper and in person, 5) listening to and countering third parties in real time.’

Sean Leach ‘is technically brilliant and even R&D folks, who are PhDs in their specialist areas, have commended his grasp of new technologies.’

Craig Titmus ‘is highly knowledgeable and consistently meets incredibly tight deadlines.’

Jane Clark, Paul Cozens and Cambridge-based Alan MacDougall were also recommended in the guide.

Praise for Mathys & Squire’s patent practice includes:

‘The team has a unique blend of diversity of technology expertise combined with individual personal touch, which means that you get both the security that the science is fully understood, along with the in-depth relationship with a single key legal adviser. They are adaptive and responsive to the client’s needs, and very experienced in handling complex collaborative projects with several stakeholders. They also have outstanding commercial expertise, so always see the bigger picture.’

‘Mathys & Squire LLP is an excellent associate office for EPO patent matters. The team is efficient and responsive. They are in tune with the client’s needs and handle our requests in a professional and well-organised manner. Their experience makes it easy to entrust them with patent filings for UK as well as for EPO matters.’

‘Very professional, innovative, reliable and efficient.’

‘Very thorough in analysis, preparation and strategy for oppositions.’

Alongside our patent practice, Mathys & Squire’s trade mark team has also been ranked in the 2020 guide (PATMA: Trade Mark Attorneys), with partners Gary Johnston and Margaret Arnott featuring as recommended individuals: ‘Mathys & Squire LLP assists with the full spectrum of trade mark prosecution and since its acquisition of Coller IP in December 2017 is also able to offer a comprehensive trade mark valuation and commercialisation service. The group is experienced in assisting large multinationals and domestic start-ups alike, with an especially strong focus on the automotive sector as part of an overall diverse sector offering. The Manchester-based Gary Johnston and the London-based Margaret Arnott, who is dual-qualified as a solicitor and heads the litigation practice, direct the team. Associate Rebecca Tew joined from Marks & Clerk LLP to head up the newly opened Midlands office, which complements the firm’s already wide domestic footprint. The international offices are in Paris, Munich and Luxembourg.’

For full details of our rankings in The Legal 500 2020 guide, please click here.