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Axiom welcomes Jonathan Brown and Kathryn Pickard

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Axiom welcomes Jonathan Brown and Kathryn Pickard

10 November 2014

Axiom Advocates are delighted to welcome as new members Jonathan Brown and Kathryn Pickard.

Jonathan called to the bar in July 2000 and since then has pursued a broad commercial practice. He practises across a wide range of commercial litigation, including commercial contract disputes, company and shareholder disputes, contentious insolvency matters, property law and landlord and tenant law. He has particular expertise in litigation arising from partnership disputes, including professional, trading and farming partnerships. He is also extensively instructed in professional negligence matters, particularly involving solicitors and surveyors. He has a significant professional discipline practice, dealing predominantly with solicitors, but also including other professions.  He is recommended by Chambers & Partners for both commercial dispute resolution and professional discipline, and by the Legal 500 for both commercial dispute resolution and professional negligence. He is described as “thorough, sharp and tough” (Legal 500 2013) as having an “excellent grasp of detail” (Legal 500 2014) and as being “held in high regard for his work in solicitors’ disciplinary cases” (Chambers & Partners 2015).

Kathryn has over ten years’ experience at the English bar, where she is a specialist intellectual property practitioner and member of 11 South Square. Kathryn calls to the Scottish bar on 7th November and is looking forward to combining practice in Scotland with her English practice. She has a wealth of litigation experience, at both first instance and appellate level. She regularly advises on patent, trademark, design, copyright and breach of confidence matters as well as on disputes concerning ownership of intellectual property rights, breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duties. Kathryn is recommended for intellectual property law in the most recent directories where she is described as “excellent on her feet”  (Chambers & Partners 2014) and “very pleasant to work with” (Legal 500, 2014).  Kathryn devilled with David Thomson of Axiom and will be predominantly practising in the fields of intellectual property, media and commercial law.

Roddy Dunlop QC, stable director at Axiom welcomed the new arrivals, saying: “We are delighted that Jonathan and Kathryn have decided to join Axiom Advocates. Their arrival strengthens considerably the ability of Axiom to provide clients with the best possible advice over a range of areas in commercial law. Both come with an enviable reputation, and we look forward to them developing their practices under the Axiom banner.”