Partner, Solicitor London
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.


  • Law Society of England and Wales.
  • International Trade Mark Association (INTA).
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI).
  • MARQUES Association.
She is an exceptional IP lawyer of the highest calibre and delivers top-quality legal advice at a very reasonable price point.
World Trademark Review 1000
Former barrister Tamsin Holman is a master tactician in litigation.
World Trademark Review 1000
A key figure and is notably strong in contentious work.
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.
Managing IP
Clients can rely on lawyers like Tamsin Holman.
IP Stars (Managing IP)
A cut above the rest.
IP Stars (Managing IP)
IP Star 2019/20: recognising top practitioners in private practice who have performed exceptionally for their clients and firms in the past year.
IP Stars (Managing IP)
Excellent and has a great track record of success.
World Trademark Review 1000
Trade Mark Expert 2018.
Who's Who Legal
Tamsin Holman comes highly recommended.
World Trademark Review 1000
A pleasure to deal with – she is extremely accommodating and her service is excellent. She deals with difficult cases easily and her approach and methods allow for seamless communication and decision making.
World Trademark Review 1000
Tamsin is hugely flexible and her attention to detail and steely determination ensure that your brand doesn’t suffer.
World Trademark Review 1000
She is an outstanding professional.
World Trademark Review 1000
She is practical, knows her clients’ businesses well and is extremely responsive.
World Trademark Review 1000
Highly recommended 2018.
Legal 500
Together with her team, she is a cut above the rest and is someone who never disappoints.
World Trademark Review 1000