Double digit revenue growth prompts London office move for Potter Clarkson

Leading European intellectual property law firm, Potter Clarkson, has moved to larger premises in London following year-on-year revenue growth of 33%, a raft of stellar hires and an increase in big-ticket client work.

Now based at 262 High Holborn, the firm’s rapidly expanding London office boasts a comprehensive IP offering to clients through an experienced 14-strong team of patent, trade mark and litigation and licensing attorneys.

2021 has been marked by some significant hires in the London team, including the arrival of litigation and licensing partner, Mark Kramer and senior associate Mark Nichols earlier in the year. This follows the high-profile arrival in 2019 of partners Peter Finnie and Fiona Law, who lead a rapidly growing team of patent attorneys.

The London office move caps an especially busy period for the firm’s litigation and licensing offering, with the team working on a number of high-profile IP cases, including acting for Astellas Pharma and securing a favourable outcome in the Court of Appeal in August.

Commenting on the news, Steve Smith, managing partner of the Potter Clarkson Group, said:

Despite the ongoing challenges of the pandemic, our London operation has continued to thrive and see strong client demand across a range of disciplines. Since opening our doors in the capital in 2018, we have focussed on developing our full range of IP services beyond an established trade mark practice. We are proud of the partner-led patent offering we now have in place, with three highly experienced attorneys in Fiona Law, Peter Finnie and Darren Mitchell, along with our growing litigation and licensing practice, led by partner Mark Kramer.

“Going forward, we have ambitious plans to develop our UK and Nordic teams further through select hires and we expect buoyant demand for our services to continue thanks to our growing reputation as a top-tier IP firm focussed on delivering best in class advice to clients.”