22 The Parks, Minehead,
Somerset, TA24 8BT
Minehead Solicitors


17 The Crescent, Taunton,
Somerset, TA1 4EB
Taunton Solicitors


Central Court, ,
London, WC2A 1AL
London Solicitors

Trade Law

Trade Law

We have extensive experience across a range of regulatory and trade issues, including EU and UK trade and anti-dumping law, WTO law, as well as other multi-lateral and bilateral trade law regimes.
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We advise clients upon the following;

  • regulatory rules applying in a variety of sectors including pharmaceuticals, planning and development,
  • trading rules applied with the EU,
  • trading rules applying with the rest of the world whether governed by bilateral or multilateral trading agreements, including WTO rules, and
  • trading issues arising between Great Britain and Northern Ireland under the Northern Ireland Protocol.

Trade Law, Anti-Dumping and Bilateral/ WTO Trading Agreements

We have acted in leading a number of UK cases involving the free movement of goods and freedom of establishment, both at a regulatory level and in the Courts.

We have also acted in a number of WIPO and anti-dumping cases involving many industrial sectors, ranging from consumer goods to pharmaceuticals.

Adrian Render has advised non-UK governments on negotiating a free trade agreement with the European Union with particular reference to the interpretation of treaties under the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties.

  • Maitland Walker's formidable competition team - unrivalled, sector specific, experience of EU and UK competition law, with the ability to to react to post-brexit implications for companies.
    Julian Maitland-Walker
  • Julian Maitland-Walker has unrivalled experience, particularly acting for claimants. Adrian Render is also very experienced and very good
  • Maitland Walker's 'formidable' competition team provides advice to clients including multinationals, local governments and public sector bodies.
    Legal 500 2023
Senior Associate Solicitor
Taunton, Minehead, London
Minehead, London, Taunton
Senior Partner
Trainee Solicitor



CMA issues competition law infringement decision relating to commercial catering sector

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Maitland Walker successful in defending Trademark Infringement claim brought by the Beverly Hills Polo…

LIFESTYLE EQUITIES CV v ROYAL COUNTY OF BERKSHIRE POLO CLUB CASE NO. IL-2018-000115, [2023] EWHC 1839 (Ch) BACKGROUND The Claimants, Lifestyle Equities CV and an associated company, owners of the Beverly Hills Polo Club (BHPC) brand brought an action against the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club (RCBPC), its directors, its former licensing agent, the director of that former licensing agent and six overseas companies (some of which were current or former licensees of RCBPC) operating in Chile, Panama, Peru, Mexico and the UAE (together “the Overseas Territories”) for infringement of the BHPC registered trade mark in the UK, EU and the Overseas Territories. BHPC’s principle claim was that the RCBPC marks, both depicting a polo rider on a horse (including that at fig. 1 below), were confusingly similar to the BHPC mark (fig. 2 below) which also depicting a polo rider on a horse. BHPC sought an injunction and damages in respect of RCBPC’s use of its marks which it said constituted trade mark infringement under section 10(2) and 10(3) of the Trade Marks Act 1994 (“TMA”).  
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Approval of state aid to EDF Energy for Hinkley Point C nuclear power station…

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