James Mitchiner




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About James

  • Experienced commercial lawyer, specialising intellectual property and IT law
  • James has a science background, has worked previously at major City law firms and has 18 years’ experience in IP and IT law
  • His IP experience includes international brand protection law, copyright, media and entertainment law
  • James has an experience in dealing with commercial and contentious technology issues across a range of technologies
  • His IT specialism includes licensing, cloud use, software infringement claims
  • James handles contentious and non-contentious IP/IT work
  • Owner-managed businesses rate him very highly for astute and practical advice on IP and his ability to deal effectively with related commercial issues such as freelancer, NDA and supplier agreements as well as business terms of trade

Years of experience


About their firm

Mitchiners is a specialist commercial law firm assisting owner managed businesses investing in their intellectual property, technology and commercial assets.

From commercial terms and agreements to protecting brands across the globe, James Mitchiner works with those managing their own businesses to deliver value.

We cover a range of commercial work associated with different technology platforms, product distribution and IP licensing. To protect these assets we register and protect IP and bring and defend disputes in the IP courts and tribunals for our clients.


from 21 reviews
4.8 out of 5 stars
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by Karynne on 4 Sep, 2018

It was lovely to have someone so kind and efficacious during such a stressful time. James easily provided peace of mind.

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by Josey on 10 May, 2018

James has been patient, understanding, and is a fantastic listener. He understood my market, my needs, and was able to cut right to the heart matter. He was able to answer all my questions, and I could not recommend him enough!

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by Caroline on 9 May, 2018

James was very knowledgeable and personable. He took time to really understand our business and legal needs in details.

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by Trevor on 23 Apr, 2018

My experience working with James was very positive. He grasped the essence of what was required and carried out the job in a timely manner. Many thanks!

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by Ning on 13 Apr, 2018

We are still working on the case at the moment but James has been great so far in helping us navigate our way through a painful trademark issue. He has been very quick to respond, understood issues we were facing and most importantly was sympathetic - putting a human touch to complex IP law.

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by Agnieszka on 22 Jan, 2018

James was very quick to define key elements that were important for my IP issue. He was very helpful is guiding me through various options and quick to provide supporting documentation.

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by Christian on 21 Jul, 2017

We are still working on the issue in hand. James understood the case straight away & has focused on the key issues. His clear & straight, tough, approach has been great. He is set to resolve issues with a commercial view, without aiming for confrontation. This approach will keep cost down & we feel in very good hands, expecting to get to the right solution soon. We expect to work with him in future & will have him on the next contract & licence deal from the start; saving money straight away.

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by Geoff on 19 Jul, 2017

Got to grips with our circumstances quickly and provided clear, useful advice. Would use again.

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by Katherine on 3 Jul, 2017

Straightforward advice, met deadlines and made the process very easy for us.

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by Wasim on 16 Jan, 2017
  • Hired James for: trademarks
  • Verified client Verified Lexoo client

James is a really nice guy and a knowledgeable lawyer. He helped with with my initial enquires which let to me using him as the IP laywer for my current trademark and registering a new trademark as well. Great professional service.

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by Martin on 13 Jan, 2017

James has been excellent throughout. We are not quite fully complete yet but so far James has been responsive and the quality of his advice and actions has been excellent. He is the only person I have dealt with, no speaking to assistants or PAs. I would not hesitate to recommend him to others and I am pleased that I selected him out of a short list of half a dozen.

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by AVA on 19 Oct, 2016

He is very thoughtful and thorough.

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by Angela on 27 Jun, 2016

My experience was positive and I would recommend James Mitchiner to potential clients wanting a good solicitor.

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by Mathe on 23 Jun, 2016

First of all James spent time with us in order to understand our needs. After that we reviewed together all the documents that we requested and James did a very good job translating the complex language into understandable terms. We would definitely recommend him to everybody.

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by Laura on 15 Feb, 2016

James was friendly and delivered what we requested. He worked with our tight deadlines and reached out for questions.

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by Aisling on 10 Feb, 2016

James Mitchiner was very helpful, and delivered a great service. I would definitely contact him again in the future for legal matters.

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by Fran on 4 Feb, 2016

James Mitchiner has offered practical, timely and professional advice and support. He has demonstrated a clear understanding of the issues, moved the game forward by asking the right questions and delivered quality work in a timely and efficient manner.

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by Peter on 15 Nov, 2015
  • Hired James for: copyright
  • Verified client Verified Lexoo client

James had a friendly approach, it was easy to discuss the matters in hand. I found his advice and help invaluable as this was my first experience of a contract relating to publishing my work. I would not hesitate in recommending James to others and I will use his expertise in the future.

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by Peter on 11 Nov, 2015
  • Hired James for: copyright
  • Verified client Verified Lexoo client

We needed expert advice about using old local postcards in our community magazine.Our budget is tight and we cannot risk incurring fines or paying legal fees for breach of copyright. Also we try to maintain high ethical standards. James provided not only clear and friendly advice, but provided web links for us to pick our way through a difficult field and find waays to use some postcards legally. In effect it was an online tutorial. I would strongly urge anyone to go straight to the top with a legal problem such as this, as the potential for prosecution is high. Many thanks to all and we will send a copy of the magazine. Highly recommended, along with Lexco,

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by Jean on 29 Jun, 2015

I liked to work with James. He understood exactly my project, and gave me a lot of advice and he was very helpful.

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by Juliana on 19 Jun, 2015
  • Hired James for: copyright
  • Verified client Verified Lexoo client

Excellent service and reasonably priced.