Explore the technicalities of UK IPO hearings from the perspective of counsel, helping you to focus your efforts effectively.

Using a carefully selected set of recent cases for reference, your speaker will set out key points of practical guidance which you can take back to your current and future clients.

We will also explore the ways in which counsel initially approaches a case, identifying which areas are either particularly important, or of less consequence.

You will leave with an appreciation of what approaches and strategies will benefit your clients the most.

This lecture supports skill set 1.2 adversarial proceedings of the Advanced Competency Framework.

Networking opportunity

Following the lecture, join us to enjoy a drinks reception kindly hosted by Appleyard Lees.

This is your chance to reflect on what you have learned, and to solidify your local IP community.

Learning outcomes

  • Appreciate how counsel approaches cases, and how you can tailor your actions appropriately
  • Use recent case studies to explore the relative merits of different approaches and outcomes
  • Benefit from key tips on how to retain objectivity when assessing the key points of a case

Meet your speaker

Seaghan Davey, 11 South Square

Seaghan is a Barrister and junior tenant at 11 South Square Chambers.

He has been involved in various trade mark disputes dealing with a range of issues at all stages of IPO proceedings.


  • 5pm - Registration
  • 5.30pm - Lecture
  • 6.30pm - Drinks reception
  • 7.30pm - Close


  • Member £0 (VAT exempt) 
  • Standard £40 (VAT exempt)

To note

  • Payment online via debit or credit card only; proforma invoices are not available.
  • Full terms and conditions apply.
  • Closing date: 5pm, Monday 22nd April 2024.