Our rankings in Chambers Directory 2016
Chambers UK Directory 2016 was published last week. As in recent years, Anderson Law LLP is recommended for both intellectual property and life sciences work. Chambers reports some very kind comments from clients and peers.
Chambers recommends firms for IP on a regional basis. We feature in the Thames Valley section.
In the firm rankings, Anderson Law LLP is ranked in the top band (band 1). Three of our lawyers feature in the individual rankings, the largest number from any of the recommended firms. Mark is ranked in band 1, Stephen in band 2, and Paul in band 3.
Client quotes about the firm:
“A high-quality service generally and all of their advice is very pragmatic and incisive.”
“They provide superior advice and service.”
Comments about our individual lawyers:
Mark Anderson is extremely well known for his representation of universities and research and development companies in commercial IP agreements of all kinds. Clients say: “His directness, adaptability and speed are genuinely impressive.”
The “brilliant” Paul Maclennan is a non-contentious IP specialist noted for his knowledge of the life sciences sector. His areas of focus include structuring collaboration agreements and IP exploitation matters including licensing agreements.
Stephen Brett acts for universities and medical research organisations on patent protection and the commercial exploitation of IP rights. Sources report: “He has a commercial angle to his advice and doesn’t approach matters from a purely legal perspective.”
Chambers recommends life science lawyers on a national, rather than a regional, basis. In the sub-category of transactional lawyers, Anderson Law is ranked in band 3, while Mark Anderson is individually ranked in band 2.
Chambers quotes clients’ comments about our firm as follows:
“Does great work for universities and small life sciences companies.”
“Excellent on licensing.”
They comment about Mark as an individual as follows:
Mark Anderson is the firm’s founding partner and is an extremely well-regarded expert on the drafting and negotiation of agreements to bring about the fruit of cutting-edge research. He is, in the words of one senior market source, “absolutely brilliant.”