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The Legal 500 Recognises Haseltine Lake Kempner

Haseltine Lake Kempner (HLK) are delighted to have once again been ranked by The Legal 500 in the 2022 edition. From Patents to Trade Marks and Litigation, our high rankings in each of these categories as well as 21 individuals receiving recognition, reaffirms the Firm’s reputation as a leading specialist IP firm that covers the whole IPR Lifespan™.

The Leeds office which ‘has excellent technical knowledge and houses a team of seasoned IP practitioners and patent attorneys’, retained its high ranking for Intellectual Property, with Jason Dainty and Brian Whitehead again listed as key lawyers. Richard Kempner, who heads up the Litigation team, was included into The Legal 500’s Hall of Fame as a result of his 30 plus years of experience.

The expertise of our patent attorneys span a wide range of sectors, including High-tech, Engineering and Chemistry and Life Sciences. The Legal 500 commended HLK for being among ‘the most active filers of applications [both in the UK and before the EUIPO], with the EPO oppositions and appeals practice tying in well for European matters.’ The following patent attorneys were recognised: Alex Rogers, Ashley Giles, Simon Rees, Richard Kempner, Joseph Lenthall, Joanna Deas, Matthew Howell, Frances Wilding, George Tebbutt, James Ward, Caroline Day, David Hammond, Greg Sharp, and Brian Whitehead.

The substantial growth of HLK’s Trade Mark team was highlighted with Martin Krause, Jason Dainty, Amanda Mallon, Chris Morris, Michael Conway, Sanjeet Plaha, Richard Kempner and  Brian Whitehead all recognised as key individuals. The Legal 500 focussed on HLK’s trademark work, commenting ‘The practice impresses in advisory and contentious matters alike, consistently appearing among the most active UK and EU trade mark filers as well as among the most active representatives in contentious hearings at the UKIPO.’


‘The patent team are all extremely competent engineers and can quickly understand and analyse new technologies. We see this as critical to assessing the novelty of new technologies and obtaining the broadest, most robust protection that is practicable.’

‘Deep expertise and outstanding advocacy in patent oppositions.’

‘All of the partners and associates I have worked with are accomplished experts in their own technical field, as well as being skilled patent attorneys.’

‘Excellent technical knowledge and easy to deal with.’

‘Excellent support, always available and clear advice.’

Alex Rogers: Fantastic client service, thoroughness, and advocacy.’

Richard Kempner – very commercial but clearly a leader in his field.’

Richard Kempner – huge know-how and great client support.’