Alistair is recognised as a leading intellectual property lawyer in international legal directories World Intellectual Property Review, World Trademark Review, WIPR Leaders, Chambers Europe, European Legal 500, Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars, Who’s Who Legal.

His expertise is greatly admired by one client who describes him as "outstanding for IP law: seasoned in the area, knowledgeable and instils a huge amount of confidence."

Chambers Europe 2017  ( Band 1 ranking for Intellectual Property Law),

Alistair Payne is incredibly calm under pressure – utterly unflappable. That instils confidence in others. He is very responsive, too, and fantastic in terms of turnaround times. He is technically excellent, but also commercial in his approach, and is quick to understand clients’ business needs and provide pragmatic advice. He recently left Matheson to set up a new IP boutique”

World Trade Mark Review 2017,

“The team is led by the seasoned lawyer Alistair Payne, a practitioner much admired by clients and peers. “Alistair provided very timely, practical and forward thinking advice” says one satisfied client. Another client adds: “He moves transactions forward even when we as a business cannot prioritise them. Alistair is a pleasure to work with”.

Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars Handbook – Trade Mark and Copyright 2016,

“Alistair is a great guy – not only does he have an excellent knowledge of IP law, he also has a feel for technology and is highly practical. He can look at a problem quickly and say, ‘This is the issue that needs addressing.’ He can predict the outcomes of cases well and explain the complications of the law to a layperson. His advice is top notch and reliable.”

IAM 2016 – the world’s leading patent professionals,