Chambers & Partners 2022
New ranking in Life Sciences IP/Patent Litigation

Carpmaels & Ransford is a top tier firm for patent and trade mark attorneys in this year’s edition of Chambers & Partners. The firm also received a new ranking in the Life Sciences IP/Patent Litigation category.

Chambers & Partners highlights leading firms and individuals across over 200 jurisdictions based on feedback from clients, peers and other independent market sources.


Comments from clients in the 2022 edition include:

“I think they are the gold standard for patents. They are highly regarded in the UK and also internationally.”

“They provide commercially useful advice and have very good expertise on the life sciences side, grasping the technical aspects quickly and well. They know about the intricacies of European law around the technology.”

“I think they are doing a great job, managing to integrate their patent attorney team with litigators. They have a real depth of knowledge there and offer good litigators.”


Five Partners received individual recognition in this year’s directory:

Hugh Goodfellow assists clients in the life sciences sector with all facets of patent prosecution and is sought after to coordinate multi-jurisdictional SPC filing programmes. He currently sits as the firm’s managing partner.”

Cameron Marshall is an expert in biochemical patent prosecution and frequently acts in oppositions before the UK and EU registries. He has a strong client base in biotech and pharmaceuticals
Clients comment that “Cameron has an encyclopaedic knowledge of patents.””

David Wilson is relied on by leading life sciences companies to coordinate UK and pan-European patent litigation and opposition campaigns. He also advises on pharmaceutical product launches.
Clients note that “David Wilson is commercial and client-focused, understanding the best points to be run.””

Camilla Balleny leverages her scientific background to assist a broad range of life sciences companies with complex patent disputes. She often handles multi-jurisdictional cases. Comments include: “Camilla Balleny is very down to earth and has a good eye for what is in a client’s best interest.””

Ian Kirby is noted for his success as a patent litigator acting for medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers. He has also recently been instructed by clients in financial services and consumer goods. Clients note that “Ian is a fantastic lawyer – very measured in his approach.””