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HLK Recommended by The Legal 500 in 2023 Edition

We are delighted to share that HLK has been once again recommended by The Legal 500 in numerous Intellectual Property categories, subsequently acknowledging HLK’s strong international reputation for top quality advice across a wide range of technologies and industry sectors.

Alongside the firm’s rankings, 20 HLK attorneys have received recognition for their knowledge and experience including Richard Kempner, Jason Dainty, Brian Whitehead, Amanda Mallon, Frances Wilding, Ashley Giles, Isobel Finnie, Daniel Chew, Andrew Dowling, David Lewin, James Ward, Joseph Lenthall, Alex Rogers, George TebbuttDavid HammondJoanna Deas, Martin Krause, Chris MorrisMichael Conway and Sanjeet Plaha.


The expertise of our patent attorneys and litigators span a wide range of sectors, including High-tech, Engineering and Chemistry & Life Sciences. Our patent teams work in tandem with one another to provide a seamless service across a wide range of scientific areas and also utilise the expertise of HLK’s highly skilled litigation practice.

The Legal 500 commended HLK for ‘its impressive capability in preparing original patent applications for its roster of direct corporate clients in the technology sector’ as well as stated that the firm ‘enjoys a high success rate in EPO opposition and appeal proceedings. Maintaining its stance as one of the most active filers of applications in the UK and before the EUIPO.’ With a client summarising HLK’s contentious practice and assistance in the identification, protection, exploitation and enforcement of IP rights, as well as defending those facing infringement allegations as ‘first-class’.

Trade Marks

The high calibre of HLK’s Trade Mark attorneys has been continuously recognised in The Legal 500 as well as other directories such as Managing IP, Chambers & Partners and WTR 1000. Our ‘commercially minded’ team is praised by The Legal 500 as being one of the most active UK and EU trade mark filers. The Trade Marks team’s work with a number of household names including Nomad Foods (Birds Eye and Findus), Tesco Stores Limited, Molton Brown, Farrow & Ball, Royal Mint, Wren Kitchens and, is also highlighted.

HLK’s unwavering commitment to continually improve and strong ethos of providing quality and outstanding client service is reflected in the following feedback from clients as part of The Legal 500’s research:

‘Excellence in subject matter and client service very strong. Approachable lawyers and reasonably priced.’

‘Richard Kempner is a clear leader in his field, who has established a first-class team of lawyers around him. Very attentive from a client perspective and pragmatic with deep understanding of our business.’

‘Very good knowledge of UK trademark practice, and their advice is commercially minded.’

‘Jason Dainty is outstanding.’

‘Good client relationship and communication. Friendly and professional.’

‘I can tell that Haseltine Lake Kempner strives to stay on top of developments in European practice to better inform their clients.’

‘Alex Rogers has great client service and always takes the time to explain the reasoning behind a particular recommendation.’

‘They deliver high quality patent applications with good lead times and at reasonable costs. Also, the handling of formal matters is very good, with timely reporting and quick response times.’

‘Outstanding is the technical competence and the ability to quickly get accustomed to new technical areas. Further, the competence in handling computer implemented inventions (cloud systems, virtualization, artificial intelligence, just to name a few) is remarkable.’

‘They are excellent scientifically and hold an impressive grasp of the procedural aspects of opposition and appeal proceedings.’

‘Alex Rogers’ guidance is always clear and billing rates and practices are reasonable. We are very comfortable entrusting Alex with our patent matters.’

‘Richard Kempner is an outstanding technical lawyer and great with clients.’

‘Very attentive, quick turnaround, cost effective and understand our business.’

‘Amanda Mallon is very attentive and excellent with clients.’

‘Commercially minded advice at reasonable rates.’

‘Jason Dainty has excellent judgment.’