James Love Legal

James Love Legal

Law Practice Specialising in UK and international Intellectual Property

"sheer depth of knowledge"

Legal 500

"stunning reputation"

Chambers Directory


Our achievements are reflected in glowing testimonials from clients and validated by independent legal directory research.

Outstanding track record

Devoted personal service

Expert specialist knowledge

Extensive high-level experience

Practical client-focussed advice

In accordance with our professional status and focussed approach, we are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and we are members of relevant intellectual property professional bodies.

"highly efficient, able and easy to communicate with"

Jenny Warburton, Company Secretary,
Rightmove Group

"possibly the best written thing a lawyer has ever sent me"

Anna Winston, Head of Digital,
Building Design Magazine

"listens to our needs, assisting on IP and related contractual issues in a user friendly, efficient and clear way"

Ann Critchell-Ward,
IP Counsel & Vice President
Intellectual Property Operations,

"James Love Legal provided a first class service handling our oil industry High Court patent case"

Mark Buyers, MD, Omega Completion Technology,
Oil industry developer and manufacturer

"We are delighted with their handling of a series of patent infringement claims on behalf of our experienced in-house team, resulting in successful outcomes"

Robert Evans, Technology Transfer Manager,
Sheffield Hallam University

"easy to work with and always go the extra mile"

Carl Pate, FD,
Quantum Clothing Group

"this is exactly what I was looking for; Great service from James Love Legal!"

Simon Darling, MD,
Quiet Riots

"legally precise, accurate and clear"

Jim Bryce, Commercial Director,
Serif software

"I look forward to a long relationship with James and could not recommend him enough!"

Kevin Flood, CEO,

"an exceptional IP practice"

Heather Parry, MD, Fodder,
Yorkshire Event Centre

"I have been very satisfied with your services. Nobody needs to explain the meaning of service to you! You are just of great help and I thank you for that"

Ulf Melzer, Chief Marketing Officer,
Brille24 GmbH

"very responsive, pragmatic and very clear in drafting and explanations - a breath of fresh air, reacting quickly to our specific needs with practical solutions"

Andrew Wallace, Chief Executive,
COE Group plc


A small selection of businesses we have helped:

"understands the commercial practicalities and the technical details"

Chambers Directory

"unusually experienced in patent litigation"

Legal 500

"handles many high-profile matters"

Chambers Directory

"strong service ethic"

Solicitors Regulation Authority

"exceptionally bright"

Chambers Directory

"high level of service"

Solicitors Regulation Authority

"very good and very commercial"

Chambers Directory

"well organised and managed"

Solicitors Regulation Authority

"broad experience and in-depth expertise"

Chambers Directory

"clients are kept well informed and responded to promptly"

Solicitors Regulation Authority

"praised for integrated business, legal and technological approach"

Chambers Directory

"very commendable"

Solicitors Regulation Authority

"particularly strong in contentious work"

Legal 500

"easy to deal with and has a nice manner"

Chambers Directory


We consistently receive outstanding ratings in the independent legal directories Chambers and Legal 500. Over the years, our work has also been recognised by numerous awards. Examples include:

Legal 500 2014 – Top Tier Firm - Elite Leading Lawyer

Chambers 2014 – “Star Individual” (one of only 2 in Yorkshire for IP)

Yorkshire Lawyer Awards 2012 – Enterprise Award – Shortlisted & Highly Commended

Law Society National Excellence Awards 2010 – Shortlisted for Excellence in International Legal Services

Legal Experts (Legal Business) – James Love - Expert in Media and Entertainment

Worldwide Financial Advisor Awards Magazine Continent Awards 2015 & 2016 – Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year

AI Legal Awards 2015 – Best for International IP Matters - UK

Worldwide Financial Advisor Awards Magazine 2015 Golden Globe Awards – Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year

InterContinental Finance Magazine 2015– Top 500 Leading Lawyers in the World

Lawyers Worldwide 2015 Awards – Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year

AI M&A 2015 Awards – Best for IP Disputes – UK

AI Intellectual Property Awards 2015 – Best Regional IP Firm

Legal Comprehensive Law Awards Winner 2014 & 2015

Corporate LiveWire M&A Awards 2015 – Client Focused IP Law Firm of the Year

Worldwide Financial Advisor Excellence Awards 2015 – Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year

Corporate LiveWire Global Awards 2015 – Winner – Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Worldwide Financial Advisor Awards 2014 – Intellectual Property Law Advisor of the Year

Acquisition International Legal Awards 2014– Best UK Intellectual Property Team

ACQ Global Awards 2014 – Independent IP Law Firm of the Year

Monthly Finance Global Awards 2014 – Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year

Lawyers World Law Awards 2013 – Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year

ACQ Law Awards 2013 – Regional IP Litigation Law Firm of the Year

DealMakers Global Awards 2013 – Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year

DealMakers 2013 – Global Leading Advisors 100 campaign - Leading Advisor 100 Acquisition International Legal Awards – UK

Acquisition International M&A Awards 2012 – IP Disputes Law Firm of the Year

ACQ Global Awards April 2012 – Independent IP Law Firm of the Year

ACQ Law Awards 2011– UK Trade Marks Law Firm of the Year

Finance Monthly – Law Awards 2011 UK Intellectual Property Firm of the Year


Authorised and Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority
(SRA ID: 449051)
International Trademark Association
Licensing Executives Society International
European Patent Litigators Association
Intellectual Property Lawyers Association

Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)
Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA)
Law Society Intellectual Property Law Committee
Law Society International Division
China Britain Business Council (CBBC)
Leeds City Region China Business Club
Advisory Panel
IP Inclusive

Alumni of:

Queens' College
University of Cambridge
University of Sheffield
University of Law
University of Bristol
University of Leicester
Queen Mary
University of London