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Tamsin Holman

Partner / London

Tamsin Holman

Practice & Professional Experience

Tamsin’s practice involves predominantly contentious IP matters, with an emphasis on enforcement and infringement of trade marks, design rights, copyright, domain names, database rights, trade secrets/confidential information, as well as licensing disputes, matters involving ex-employees and anti-counterfeiting work. She acts for UK and international clients in a variety of sectors, including publishing, entertainment, leisure and fashion, FMCG, luxury goods, IT, finance and life sciences.

Tamsin practised as a barrister for five years at specialist IP chambers prior to qualifying as a solicitor and joining a leading City firm. She joined D Young & Co in 2011, together with Ian Starr, to establish the D Young & Co Dispute Resolution & Legal Group.

Tamsin is referred to by the Legal 500 as a "key figure" in the D Young & Co Dispute Resolution and Legal team. Managing IP (MIP) comments that Tamsin is "definitely a rising star in the team. When it comes to handling IP disputes, Ian [Starr] and Tamsin are two of the best lawyers out there. They are a cut above the rest." World Trademark Review (WTR 1000) notes that Tamsin is "excellent and has a great track record with success", referring to Holman and Starr as a "crack litigation pair...competing with the most established firms in contentious suits"

Highlighting Tamsin as a 'Super Lawyer' for enforcement and litigation, Super Lawyers refer to Tamsin as a "rising star", commenting that "former barrister Tamsin Holman is a master tactition in litigation."



BA (Hons) in Metallurgy and Science of Materials, Trinity College, University of Oxford 1993. MA awarded 1996.
Called to the Bar of England and Wales (Middle Temple Scholarship) 1995.
Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales 2002.
Higher Courts (Civil Advocacy) Qualified 2002.


Law Society of England and Wales.
International Trade Mark Association (INTA).
International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI).


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