Litigation & dispute resolution
We’re trusted to manage risk, set strategy and take the lead on some of the world’s most complex, critical and novel cases.
Right now there are big rewards to play for in technology, life sciences, brand building and other dynamic fields — but only if you can deal with the risks and obstructions found in such litigious environments.
The qualities that set Bristows apart also make us your ideal litigation and dispute resolution partner. We recruit inquisitive minds with direct experience of our clients’ work. With no billing targets, we’re free to pick the right combination of experts for each challenge. And we have the spirit to stand up for your interests no matter how challenging things get.
Why choose Bristows?
- We are inclusive
- We share responsibilities, and support one another
- We are inquisitive, bright and meticulous
- We deliver quality thinking and solutions
- We trust each other and make things happen
Our litigation & dispute resolution expertise
We’re experts in patent litigation, brands, design & copyright; commercial & technology disputes, competition litigation, data breaches & cyber security, and IT, media and SEP/FRAND disputes.
We combine unrivalled depth and breadth of litigation experience with detailed technical expertise in all the major scientific and engineering disciplines. This helps explain why we’re consistently ranked in the top tier of litigation practices.
Brands, designs & copyright
We have a wealth of experience in protecting brands, designs, copyrights, databases, domain names and related rights. We can provide you with exactly the expertise you need, dedicated to your industry sector.
Commercial & technology disputes
We’re known for getting to grips with some of the largest and most challenging commercial and contractual disputes in technology, life sciences and intellectual property, always doing the right thing to protect our clients’ interests.
We have a long record of experience looking after clients in disputes, whether in making or defending claims for damages, dealing with competition law defences to IP infringement claims or handling appeals from regulatory decisions.
Data breaches & cyber security
With our highly experienced data protection team we can respond immediately to contain security incidents. We look after everything, including notifying authorities and managing longer-term impacts such as follow-on litigation.
With our high-tech patent litigation and competition law practices, and more than a decade’s experience leading SEP/FRAND cases, we’re ideally placed to advise both patent owners and implementers on this fast-growing area of litigation.
Leading media and technology companies value our expert advice on disputes relating to published content. We combine legal knowledge and experience with a real passion for media law that sets us apart.
Leading information technology service providers choose us as the partner to advise and guide them. Our mix of legal and technology expertise can be decisive in situations where the commercial relationships that hold IT projects together have stopped working.
Our key litigation & dispute resolution experts
Andrew Bowler PartnerAndy Bowler is an IP litigator with over 20 years experience. He is joint head of patent litigation. Andy acts for a range of leading companies across different sectors. In…
Mark Brown PartnerMark is head of Bristows’ Commercial & Technology Disputes team. He has over 25 years’ experience handling complex contract and tort disputes at all levels of the English courts and…
Simon Clark PartnerSimon specialises in copyright and design rights, database rights, trade marks, passing off, domain names and breach of confidence.
Myles Jelf PartnerMyles is joint head of patent litigation. While his practice covers the full range of intellectual property rights it has focused in recent years upon high-tech patent litigation for multinational…
Alex Keenlyside PartnerAlex is an experienced litigator specialising in contentious media and data protection matters. He primarily acts for media and techn companies in relation to content, with a particular emphasis on…
What others say
Juve UK 2023
“Bristows has in the past engaged more strongly than other London law firms with the launch of the UPC.”
Juve UK 2023
“Bristows remains a force to be reckoned with in Europe.”
Juve UK 2023
“Bristows has always been a first choice for life sciences clients.”
Juve UK 2023
“Market-leading firm Bristows remains excellently placed to retain a variety of big-name clients while being a leading name among its European competitors.”
Chambers and Partners 2023
“They’re very commercial and good at dealing with clients.”