A shortage of matters sourced and/or heard locally sees a distinct lack of depth at the SA Bar when it comes to intellectual property or TMT matters.
Local law firms frequently seek for matters to be heard in other states however when matters are heard locally there’s little interest in contemplating the choice of Junior Counsel and more emphasis placed on using a Silk whose interaction with the bench and knowledge of the area are well placed to produce results.
In this regard Sam Doyle SC sits as best placed for both his advocacy skills and ability to work across both TMT and IP matters. Perennial favourite and perhaps the state’s top commercial Silk Dick Whitington QC was also well regarded. Hanson Chambers’ Darren Blight SC is also beginning to develop a reputation for his work in the area.
Sam Doyle SC, Jeffcott Chambers
Dick Whitington QC, Hanson Chambers
Darren Blight SC, Hanson Chambers