Fieldfisher is best known for its soft IP practice. The firm is recommended for trade mark protection and disputes work as well as copyright and IP transactions advice. Soft IP specialist Nick Rose is head of IP while Leighton Cassidy is in charge of the trade mark protection practice. Cassidy is supported by brand protection specialists such as Hastings Guise and Harriet Seymour. Rebecca Baines and James Seadon are notable litigators in the firm for soft IP disputes while IP star David Knight is the key contact for patent disputes.
Rose, Tim Johnson and Tom Guida are recognised for their expertise in copyright and related rights matters. Guida advises clients in the media and entertainment sectors. Gordon Drakes and David Bond are key lawyers for IP-related transactions, specialising in franchising matters. Richard Hing and Sheena Sheikh Brown are among the experienced IP associates in the firm. The firm expanded its international presence by merging with Irish corporate law firm McDowell Purcell in May 2019.
In 2019, the firm lost three life sciences practitioners, Beatriz San Martin, Alison Dennis and Nicole Jadeja, to rival firms.