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Year of Call: 1996


T: 020 7405 9471

Clerk: Michael Ireland

Clerk: Luke Clark


Madeleine is a detailed and pragmatic commercial advocate specialising at trial and on appeal in commercial, company, civil fraud, intellectual property, media & privacy litigation, international and offshore, insolvency and restructuring. She covers the liabilities of directors and office holders, recovery of assets by office holders in an insolvency, shareholder disputes, knowing receipt and dishonest assistance, limitation, conflict of laws, disputes arising from technology and licensing agreements, patent, trade mark, copyright and design infringement disputes, cyber fraud, interim remedies, agency agreements, distribution agreements, commercial contracts, joint ventures, partnership, misrepresentation and civil fraud.

Madeleine has appeared as counsel in the courts of the Cayman Islands and in the High Court of Australia. She has assisted in litigation in Hong Kong and Jersey. She has extensive experience in privacy and breach of confidence disputes, particularly in the music, film and broadcasting industries; GDPR, cyber-security and the consequences of a data breach; and liability in relation to the internet.

  • She builds up an encyclopedic knowledge of her cases and clients like her for her pragmatic approach

    Legal 500 2017
  • A senior junior with an admirably broad IP practice that takes in copyright, database, design, patent and trade mark cases. Has a strong record in cases relating to the media and entertainment industries

    Chambers and Partners 2017
  • She is clever, has a refreshingly different take on things and engages well with the client. She is knowledgeable and responsive.

    Legal 500 2016
  • Has a comprehensive IP practice evenly split between patent and non-patent work. Recent instructions include cases relating to music copyright, engineering patents and database rights

    Chambers and Partners 2016
  • She relates to and gets on well with the clients, inspiring confidence.
    As a result of her wealth of experience in this area, she has answers at her fingertips

    Legal 500 2015

Practice Areas

Career and Associations

BA, LLM London School of Economics and Political Science
Member of Chancery Bar Association
Member of Intellectual Property Bar Association
Member of INSOL
Member of IWIRC


Class actions resuscitated for infringement of Data Protection Rights