The Thomas Cromwell Group

“ Brilliant people, who are receptive to ideas and have 100% commitment”

Chambers UK

Three highly regarded individuals have come together to form The Thomas Cromwell group, a team which symbiotically brings strength to the whole. Each brings something rather different and fresh to their practice of law, but each has had the success to be recommended as leading practitioners in their fields.

Queen’s Counsel

Jacqueline Perry QC

Date of Call: 1975 Silk: 2006

A contract and tort specialist who has vast experience in group litigation, complex and multi- million-pound claims and in private international law. Jacqueline has been involved in ground-breaking cases throughout her career and has the distinction of changing the law in more than one area of her practice. Jacqueline has had a career in the media alongside her practice. She is a qualified and practicing member of the Californian Bar and to this end has recently joined the litigation team of Weinberg & Gonser LLP of Westwood, Los Angeles.

Junior Counsel

Damian Falkowski

Date of Call: 1994

Damian practises in general commercial, banking and property matters. 

He has more than 25 years' experience as a barrister specialising in general commercial, banking and property matters, acting for corporations large and small, partnerships and private individuals.

His commercial practice includes joint ventures, charges and guarantees, consumer credit, secured and unsecured lending and share sale agreements. He is regularly instructed in cases involving disputes concerning financial trading platforms, financial regulation and blockchain.

Damian's first career was as a professional violinist, playing with orchestras including the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and the London Symphony Orchestra, having studied and obtained his Masters in Music at the Juilliard School, New York.

Professor Mark Engelman

Date of Call: 1989

Mark is a well-known and experienced Intellectual Property barrister who honed his skills working as in-house companies of the likes of Dunlop Slazenger, The Body Shop, before coming to the Bar. He continued as non-executive director of others of the likes of Alexander McQueen. 

Holding a degree in Pharmacology, Mark has a unique advantage advising pharmaceutical and biotech companies.

He possesses a deep commercial understanding of running pharma companies along with his intrinsic technical knowledge and passion for the subject, provides his clients an unrivalled service across Intellectual Property. His lead cases include Intel v CPM, the lead authority on EU trade mark dilution in the CJEU and Adrian Jacobs v JK Rowling Bloomsbury Publishing, an authority on non-textual copyright infringement concerning the Harry Potter series, he has been standing counsel to Apple, Inc. for many years. He is Professor of Notre Dame University (London) and St Edmunds, Cambridge both IP.


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