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Tamsin Holman

Partner, Solicitor / London

Tamsin Holman

Practice Areas

Dispute resolution & legal group
Patent litigation, arbitration & mediation group
Designs group


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.


"[Ian Starr and Tamsin Holman's] way of working takes away workload from our team's end and they truly function as an addition to our team. Their level of service is a rarity compared to many other IP firms" IP Stars (MIP).

"Tamsin is hugely flexible and her attention to detail and steely determination ensure that your brand doesn't suffer. She is an outstanding professional." WTR 1000 2017.

"Talented" Legal 500.

Highlighted as a Super Lawyer and "a master tactition in litigation" Super Lawyers.

"Highly recommended." WTR 1000 2016.

"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." Managing IP.

"Excellent and has a great track record with success" World Trademark Review 1000 2015.


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).
MARQUES Association.


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