Here we highlight 36 silks and nine juniors who rank as the leading advocates for media and entertainment disputes at the UK Bar.
Most highly regarded
Blackstone Chambers performs well in this chapter with 10 silks highlighted.
David Pannick QC is a pre-eminent figure at the UK Bar, recognised for his excellence in media, entertainment and privacy law proceedings. One source notes: “He is as adept in this area as he is in many others – he can do anything.”
Ian Mill QC is held in high regard by market sources thanks to his considerable experience representing entertainment clients in IP and contractual disputes.
Tom Weisselberg QC is recommended for his remarkable facility for first-class representation to clients in the entertainment sector on a range of disputes, including copyright and licensing.
Robert Anderson QC is well recognised for media and entertainment disputes, and excels in representing recording companies and artists.
Robert Howe QC has an impressive track record of representing media and entertainment sector clients in a wide array of contentious matters, including copyright claims and IP issues.
Kate Gallafent QC is “a very strong advocate” with impressive experience handling complex data protection and privacy claims.
Matrix Chambers receives five listings here.
Gavin Millar QC ranks as one of the foremost media and entertainment silks at the UK Bar. He is singled out by peers for his leading work on matters pertaining to reporting restrictions and privacy.
Hugh Tomlinson QC is a leading light in media and entertainment disputes. Peers compliment his excellence in privacy-related claims, with one adding: “He has wide-ranging experience of human rights cases involving media issues.”
Catrin Evans QC is held in high esteem for her “great experience in the media and entertainment field” as well as her “calm advocacy” in a range of matters including breach of confidence proceedings.
Antony White QC continues to impress market commentators with his adept handling of breach of confidence, privacy and defamation disputes.
Anthony Hudson QC is recognised for his first-class media and entertainment law practice, which runs the gamut of related disputes – from privacy and freedom of expression to IP law.
Six silks from 8 New Square achieve listings here.
John Baldwin QC is considered a leading silk in media and entertainment law, renowned for his profound understanding of related IP and copyright claims.
Daniel Alexander QC is highly sought after by entertainment sector clients for his vast experience providing top-tier advocacy in IP and contractual disputes.
Charlotte May QC is recognised as a go-to name at the UK Bar for high-value IP disputes across the media and entertainment sector.
5RB sees five silks recognised in this chapter.
Desmond Browne QC is “a very familiar face in the field” according to impressed peers who call him “a very assured performer in court” when handling complex libel disputes.
Andrew Caldecott QC is “a fabulous lawyer” who stands out for his leading work on privacy matters and regulation relating to the media sector.
At 39 Essex Chambers, Richard Spearman QC is distinguished as a “calm, considered performer” who is “great at handling contentious IP issues regarding the media”.
Serle Court’s Elizabeth Jones QC is praised for her strong experience representing clients in the entertainment sector on contractual and copyright disputes.
5RB’s David Sherborne is “well known in the field” by peers who compliment his excellent advocacy in privacy-related litigation proceedings. One source notes: “He is a junior in name only.”
At Hogarth Chambers, Amanda Michaels ranks highly among peers thanks to her adept handling of complex copyright disputes.
At Matrix Chambers, Lorna Skinner is looked upon with enormous favour by respondents who highlight her “strong experience of media regulatory law”.
Sara Mansoori stands out among peers for her superb advocacy in media and information-related proceedings including copyright, defamation and data protection.
Mark Vinall at Blackstone Chambers is highly sought after for his deep expertise in media and entertainment law by various clients, including record companies and artists.