Legal 500 2024
Carpmaels retains Tier 1 ranking

Carpmaels & Ransford has again been awarded a Tier 1 ranking in the patent attorneys category of Legal 500 2024. The firm was also recognised as a Tier 2 firm for trade mark attorneys, and received recommendations in the patents (contentious and non-contentious) category and in the life sciences and healthcare industry category.

This year, Hugh Goodfellow and John Brunner were ranked in the elite “Leading lawyers” group, while Jennifer Antcliff was recognised in the “Next generation lawyers” category.

The publication includes a number of testimonials about the firm:

‘Carpmaels is a tremendous firm with a sophisticated patent practice. I use them for all my patent work in prosecution and oppositions. They have a very deep bench of skilled partners who work together collaboratively and seamlessly. I have confidence in whoever I am working with.’ 

‘The team at Carpmaels have been very responsive to our business.’

‘Hugh Goodfellow is my primary contact and someone I have known for many years. He recently handled an opposition for us. It was a difficult case and we won in large part thanks to his preparation and advocacy skills. Stephen Duffield is another team member that we rely on. He is very thoughtful and a talented patent attorney.’

‘Working with the team at Carpmaels is amazing. They all seem to just flow with one another. Work doesn’t feel handed-off, but shared. All, of course, have superb knowledge of their domain.’

‘Great team, very enthusiastic and have a strong interest in our business succeeding.’

‘The team is super smart and creative. They are truly thought partners. When they bring a solution forward, they also demonstrate why they think that is the best path. It is obvious that they have debated the idea internally among the team and I feel confident with each step we take in the EPO and other proceedings and decisions being made.’

29 Partners and Senior Associates received individual recognition for their work:

PATMA - Patent attorneysIntellectual property: patents (contentious and non-contentious)PATMA – Trade mark attorneysLife Sciences and healthcare
Leading individualsNext generation partners
Hugh GoodfellowJennifer Antcliff
John Brunner
Hugh GoodfellowDavid WilsonJonathan DayDavid Wilson
James WarnerIan KirbyRoger LushHugh Goodfellow
John BrunnerJake MarshallLara ElderJake Marshall
Mark ChapmanJennifer AntcliffJames Warner
Camilla BallenyJennifer Antcliff
Mark Chapman
Other key lawyersOther key lawyersOther key lawyers
Cameron MarshallCraig LumbDaniel Wise
Daniel WiseCamilla Balleny
Harvey AdamsRichard Newell
Edward Oates
Gary Small
Susan Kirsch
Bruce Cockerton
Stephen Duffield
Paul Bettridge
Chris Hoggett
Matthew Georgiou
Isobel Barry
Anna Leathley
Ben Chapman
James Channer