Over the years, both our people and our work with clients have been recognised time and time again as being among the best in the business.

Our most recent recognitions include the following:


  • The Lawyer Awards 2021 – Winner of “Disputes Boutique Firm of the Year”

  • ​​LMG LMG European Life Sciences Awards 2021:

         "United Kingdom Life Sciences Firm of the Year"
         "European Patent Litigation Firm of the Year – Biotech"
         "European Patent Litigation Firm of the Year – Biologics"
         "European Patent Strategy Firm of the Year"
         "European Opposition Procedure Firm of the Year"
         "Impact Case of the Year" (Regeneron v Kymab)

         Together with individual wins for:
         "European Patent Litigator of the Year – Biotech: Penny Gilbert"
         "European Patent Litigator of the Year - Medical devices: Tim Powell"
         "European Intellectual Property Rising Star: Joel Coles"

  • Managing Intellectual Property EMEA Awards 2021, 2019, 2018 and 2016 – Winner of “UK Patent (Contentious) Firm of the Year Award”

  • ​Managing Intellectual Property EMEA Awards 2021 - Winner "Impact Case of the Year (Regeneron v Kymab)" and "Practitioner of the Year - Penny Gilbert"

  • ​​IAM Global IP Awards 2020 and 2019 - Winner of "UK Patent Law firm of the Year"

  • ​LMG European Life Sciences Awards 2020 "Firm of the Year: Intellectual Property" and "IP  Firm of the Year: Pharmaceuticals"

  • 'Best Firm in UK (national firm)' award at the European Women in Business Law Awards 2019, 2018, 2017

  • ​The Times top 3 law firms in Intellectual Property Law, The Times top 200 law firms in the UK

  • ​Chambers Global – top tier for “Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation – UK”

  • Chambers UK – top tier for “Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation – London (Firms)”; top tier for  “Life Sciences: IP/Patent Litigation – UK-wide”

  • Legal 500 UK – top tier for “Intellectual Property - London”

  • Managing IP’s IP Stars Handbook – top tier for “UK Patent Contentious” 

  • IAM 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners – gold/top tier in “Litigation – United Kingdom”

  • JUVE-Patent UK top ranked for Litigation: Solicitors

  • Who’s Who Legal 100 – top 10 for “IP”​​

  • The Lawyer Awards 2016 – Winner of “IP Team of the Year”

  • ​Euromoney LMG Europe Women in Business Awards – UK (national) Firm (2019, 2018, 2017), Penny Gilbert “Best in Patents” (2020, 2014, 2012), Zoe Butler "Best in Patents" (2018, 2017) and "Best in technology, media & telecommunications" (2016, 2014) and Bethan Hopewell "Rising Star in IP" (2020, 2016)

  • ​Who's Who Legal - Patent Litigation Life Sciences Global Elite Thought Leaders (2019, 2018) - Tim Powell and Penny Gilbert, Lawyer of the Year (2017) - Penny Gilbert

  • ​Expert Guides - Patents UK, Best of the Best (2018) - Penny Gilbert, Rising Stars (2018, 2017) - Peter Damerell and Bethan Hopewell

  • Client Choice Awards 2017 – Tim Whitfield was a Client Choice winner for “UK Intellectual Property: Patents”, recognising excellence in client services