Jill Bainbridge

Contact details

07879 631465

023 8085 7160

"Dynamic duo Jill Bainbridge and Ben Evans are jointly described as 'professional, friendly, down-to-earth, responsive and pragmatic'. 'Both are a pleasure to work with and have consistently produced quality work and obtained favourable results.' Bainbridge heads up the trademark prosecution team and specialises in issues with a cross-border element."

World Trade Review 1000, 2022

Heading up the firm’s Intellectual Property group and Trade Mark prosecution team, Jill specialises in IP and IT disputes. She also heads the Commercial Litigation teams in the South and Wales.

Main areas of practice

Her experience includes contract and commercial disputes, intellectual property disputes including patent infringement, breach of copyright, design infringement, trademark and passing off matters, brand strategy advice and domain name disputes.

Jill has extensive experience of international arbitration and cross-border enforcement of intellectual property rights and domain name dispute resolution. Jill also specialises in aviation disputes.

Jill advises various clients on breach of confidence, infringement of database rights and breach of restrictive covenant issues relating to ex-employees. She secures the return of confidential information and damages.


Her clients include multi-national corporates and public sector bodies, including Nokia and clients based in the UK and overseas in the retail and charities sectors.



Jill joined the firm in 1999 and was awarded an LLM in Advanced Litigation with distinction in 2002. In 2004 Jill gained a distinction in her Diploma in Legal Practice Management.

She was ranked as a Leading Individual in the Legal 500 2019 and 2020 editions.

Contact details

07879 631465

023 8085 7160

Top Tier Firms Top Ranked Uk Chambers 2018 Top Tier Firms
  • Associate member of CITMA and INTA
  • Co-Chair of the TAGAlliances IP speciality group

Significant Experience

  • Intellectual Property: Jill manages the trade mark portfolios of her clients and advises on brand strategy.
  • Intellectual Property: Jill manages the trade mark portfolios of her clients and advises on brand strategy.
  • Aviation: Jill deals with disputes for aviation clients, which include wet lease disputes, contractual disputes and intellectual property disputes. She recently conducted a trial in the Commercial Court in London under Portuguese law involving parties from Italy and Portugal. Jill is experienced in seeking injunctive relief to include arresting aircraft.

Additional Expertise

Franchising: Jill has helped large groups of franchisees negotiate to leave their networks, including financial service and photography franchisees. She has also helped franchisors with a range of issues, including obtaining injunctive relief to restrain a former franchisee from competing.

Articles: She regularly lectures on intellectual property law, trade marks and brand strategy.

"Jill Bainbridge is very knowledgeable and an excellent communicator, always puts clients at ease."

Legal 500, 2022

"Jill Bainbridge is a knowledgeable practitioner."

Chambers and Partners, 2022

The twin engines of the trademark offering are Jill Bainbridge and Ben Evans. "Well prepared and effective", Bainbridge is appreciated for her "good commercial sense and charming manner"... Together they have been meeting the branding needs of Nokia and Wiggle Limited. "Jill and Ben are professional, friendly, down to earth, responsive and pragmatic. Both consistently produce quality work and obtain favourable results."

World Trade Review 1000, 2021

"Jill Bainbridge is an excellent lawyer with top-notch knowledge and experience. Brilliant at dealing with clients, and with barristers. Always helpful and available."

Legal 500, 2021

Band 1 ranked lawyer Jill Bainbridge is described as "courteous, responsive and strategic."

Chambers and Partners, 2020

Jill Bainbridge is the name to note for complex IP disputes and has significant experience of working on cross-border matters.

Legal 500, 2020

Jill Bainbridge has extensive experience handling trade mark, copyright and design litigation. A source says: "She is excellent - I have a lot of respect for her good judgement and sense."

Chambers and Partners, 2019

The most knowledgeable and professional of all foreign associates we know

World Trade Review 1000, 2018

Leading Individual with a particular specialism in IP and IT.

Legal 500, 2018

She is attentive, skilled and gets the job done.

Chambers and Partners, 2018

Jill Bainbridge impresses with excellent client care.

Legal 500, 2017

Jill Bainbridge garners rave reviews for her astute management of the IP group and trademark prosecution unit.

World Trade Review 1000, 2017

Insights by Jill


31 January - Jill Bainbridge

Keeping ahead of the innovation curve is crucial for businesses seeking to grow. Ideally a business will have an R&D function which is able to generate new ideas leading to...

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21 September - Jill Bainbridge

Protecting intellectual property rights (IPR) is important for the European economy but their infringement has a wider impact for consumers.

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24 May - Jill Bainbridge

A recent case involving post-termination restrictions in franchise agreements highlights the importance of getting your agreements right.

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