Wilberforce lures CC partner to the bar

Wilberforce Chambers has scooped its second magic circle intellectual property (IP) partner in just over a year, this time from Clifford Chance.

As first reported on www.thelawyer.com last Tuesday (27 April), IP partner Alan Bryson, a solicitor-advocate who focuses on trademark and patent litigation, will be leaving Clifford Chance at the end of the month. Bryson will join the chancery set as a tenant in July.

Bryson’s appointment follows Anna Carboni, the former head of Linklaters’ London IP group, who left for Wilberforce last year to join Michael Bloch QC.

Commenting on his decision to cross the fence to join the bar, Bryson said: “Going to the bar is something I’ve been thinking about for some time. It means that I can focus on advocacy, which is the type of work I enjoy most. Anna joined and that set a precedent.”