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.

Awards

Qualifications

  • 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.

Memberships

  • 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.
Clients can rely on lawyers like Tamsin Holman.
IP Stars (Managing IP)
A cut above the rest.
IP Stars (Managing IP)
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 Holman and Anna Reid assist us in trade mark and design matters. They are among the best we have dealt with in the UK. Always approachable and friendly with a clear focus also on the commercial side of the matter.”
Legal 500
Tamsin Holman comes highly recommended.
World Trademark Review 1000
A key figure and is notably strong in contentious work.
Legal 500
They [Tamsin Holman and Anna Reid] are exceptional IP lawyers of the highest calibre, delivering high-quality advice at a very reasonable price. They and their colleagues are a cut above the rest.
World Trademark Review 1000
“We work and have worked closely in particular with Tamsin Holman and Anna Reid. They stand out because of their very personal touch in handling matters.”
Legal 500
She is practical, knows her clients’ businesses well and is extremely responsive.
World Trademark Review 1000
Former barrister Tamsin Holman is a master tactician in litigation.
World Trademark Review 1000
Trade Mark Expert 2018.
Who's Who Legal
Tamsin Holman 'always provide[s] solid and clear advice' on contentious trade mark, passing off, copyright, design and domain name matters.
Legal 500
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
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
They [Tamsin Holman and Anna Reid] do not overdramatise problems and almost never approach a new case with doubts about the outcome of a case (doubts are understood when it comes to the law) but immediately shed a different light, show a possible alternative view with a fair degree of positive creativity.”
Legal 500
Professional, diligent and forward-thinking, they [Tamsin Holman and Anna Reid] both provide excellent value and always consider the business aspects of each matter.
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
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
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
Excellent and has a great track record of success.
World Trademark Review 1000
Together with her team, she is a cut above the rest and is someone who never disappoints.
World Trademark Review 1000