This year, 33 silks and seven juniors are recognised for their outstanding work handling a range of media and entertainment disputes.
Most highly regarded:
With a total of 11 listings, Blackstone Chambers stands out in our research this year.
David Pannick QC is a long-standing figure in the market, distinguished for his outstanding work in a range of high-profile media and entertainment cases.
Tom Weisselberg QC is a “wise and skilful commercial litigator” whose “submissions are highly persuasive”. He is sought after in the fashion, television, radio and film industries.
James Eadie QC is a well-known silk, highly esteemed for his in-depth knowledge of freedom of information and media-related disputes.
Matrix Chambers sees six silks highlighted.
Gavin Millar QC is looked upon with enormous favour for his outstanding work in high-profile defamation and privacy cases.
Hugh Tomlinson QC enjoys a stellar reputation for his tremendous understanding of media and entertainment law.
Catrin Evans QC is an accomplished silk with a highly sought-after practice which sees her regularly representing newspaper groups and broadcasters in complex privacy and defamation disputes.
Anthony Hudson QC is a go-to litigator with significant experience in personal data and libel cases.
5RB is home to five silks noted in this chapter.
Desmond Browne QC ranks among the most prominent barristers in the field. He is in high demand thanks to his expertise in high-profile media disputes.
Andrew Caldecott QC earns acclaim for his wealth of experience representing broadcasters, publishing houses and celebrities in media law disputes.
Richard Spearman QC at 39 Essex Chambers is endorsed for his impressive work handling high-profile cases in the film and music industries.
John Baldwin QC from 8 New Square comes highly recommended for his extensive experience representing big-name clients in broadcasting, licensing and IP disputes.
At Serle Court, Elizabeth Jones QC stands out as a “phenomenal advocate” with three decades of experience working on disputes arising from the music industry.
Edward Garnier QC of 4 Pump Court is well versed at representing domestic and international media-sector clients in complicated defamation and public law disputes.
David Sherborne of 5RB holds a fine reputation among peers for his deep expertise in media and communication disputes.
Alexandra Marzec is revered for her top-notch advocacy in an array of libel, privacy and data rights disputes.
Jane Phillips wins plaudits for her profound knowledge of media and data protection law.
Sara Mansoori with Matrix Chambers is recognised by peers as a go-to barrister for freedom of information, harassment and data protection claims in the entertainment industry.
Hogarth Chambers’ Amanda Michaels is considered a leading junior, well-known for her first-rate work on disputes in the film and music industries.
Gwilym Harbottle is renowned for his adept handling of complex copyright and data protection disputes pertaining to the media and entertainment sectors.
Mark Vinall of Blackstone Chambers maintains a strong reputation as a highly skilled cross-examiner with broad experience spanning partnership and management disputes, copyright claims and broadcasting issues.