Partner, Solicitor London & Munich
Profile of Tamsin Holman

I have been practising contentious IP for over 20 years. Many of my clients see me as a trusted advisor and an extension to their in-house teams, which is a great honour.

After practising as a barrister for five years at a specialist IP chambers, I qualified as a solicitor and joined a leading City firm. I joined D Young & Co in 2011 to establish the firm’s Dispute Resolution & Legal Group together with Ian Starr. It’s great to be part of a team of IP professionals that has the breadth and depth of expertise to service all our clients’ IP needs.

My practice is extremely varied. I’ve acted for UK and international clients in sectors such as publishing, entertainment, leisure, luxury goods, IT and finance – to name but a few. The result is a wealth of experience dealing with enforcement and infringement of trade marks, design rights, copyright, domain names, database rights, trade secrets and confidential information. My expertise also extends to licensing disputes, matters involving ex-employees and anti-counterfeiting work.



  • 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.
  • Admitted as a solicitor, Ireland 2016.


  • Law Society of England and Wales.
  • Law Society of Ireland.
  • International Trade Mark Association (INTA).
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI).
  • MARQUES Association.
Tamsin Holman 'always provide[s] solid and clear advice' on contentious trade mark, passing off, copyright, design and domain name matters.
Legal 500
“Seasoned litigator” Tamsin Holman “is a pleasure to deal with – she is extremely accommodating and her service is excellent.
World Trademark Review 1000
Tamsin and Anna are exceptional IP lawyers of the highest calibre who consistently deliver high-quality legal advice at a very reasonable price. Extremely responsive, practical and business focused, they and their colleagues are a cut above the rest.
World Trademark Review 1000
She deals with difficult cases easily and her approach and methods allow for seamless communication and decision making.
World Trademark Review 1000
Tamsin Holman and Anna Reid are exceptional IP lawyers of the highest calibre. They always deliver high-quality legal work and advice at a very reasonable price. They are very practical, know our business well, and are extremely responsive to our needs. We would highly recommend them (and their colleagues) for whatever IP-related matters you have in the UK.
Legal 500
A cut above the rest.
IP Stars (Managing IP)
Clients can rely on lawyers like Tamsin Holman.
IP Stars (Managing IP)
Excellent and has a great track record of success.
World Trademark Review 1000
Highly recommended 2018.
Legal 500
Tamsin features as one of only 20 UK women on the MIP 2019 "Top 250 Women in IP" list. This global survey recognises the leading female IP practitioners in private practice who have performed exceptionally for their clients and firms in the past year.
IP Stars (Managing IP)
Recommended by Legal 500 2020
Legal 500
IP Star 2018.
IP Stars (Managing IP)