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Hogarth Chambers

Media & Entertainment

6 ranked barristersBand 3London (Bar)UK Bar 2022 View ranking table
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Hogarth Chambers is a highly sought-after media law set, known for its comprehensive expertise spanning the music, publishing, TV and gaming sectors. Its knowledgeable barristers regularly handle copyright infringement, comparative advertising, publishing and licensing disputes. A number of the barristers also have experience mediating media disputes.

Client service:

Senior clerk Clive Nicholls is "super responsive, very easy to get on with and will go out of his way trying to help." "Chambers director Ian Bowie is understanding, totally committed and a real fixer."

Strengths:

Amanda Michaels
Amanda Michaels is an experienced IP barrister who assists media entities in protecting their copyright, design and database rights. She has noted sector-specific expertise in the publishing, music and advertising industries. She is also well regarded for her handling of disputes involving issues of title.
"She listens, has good knowledge of the law and gives opinions. She is absolutely superb in bringing litigation to an end." "She has a wealth of experience."
Recent work: Acted on behalf of Lyle & Scott in claims of breach of contract and passing off against American Eagle Outfitters.

Strengths:

Andrew Norris QC
Andrew Norris QC is proficient in a variety of intellectual property cases of concern to media entities, particularly those concerning copyright, image and design rights protection. He has additional expertise in contractual disputes.
"He is extremely commercial and pragmatic and gives sound, sensible advice. His advocacy is also to the point and he communicates well with judges." "He has very good judgement, is a team player and makes himself available."
Recent work: Represented Live From Abbey Road in a rights and ownership dispute with Universal Records, regarding around 100 recordings of band performances and interviews at the famous recording studios between 2006 and 2015.

Strengths:

Guy Tritton
Guy Tritton has a wide-ranging intellectual property practice encompassing patent litigation, complex trade mark infringement cases and copyright disputes.
"He is approachable, user-friendly, knowledgeable and extremely responsive at any time." "He is extremely enthusiastic and always willing to take on a difficult case."
Recent work: Represented Delicious Digital against PRS in a royalties dispute.

Strengths:

Gwilym Harbottle
Gwilym Harbottle advises on a wide complement of media law issues and has expertise in both IP and chancery law. He has a particular strength in relation to disputes in the music industry, acting for both collecting societies and high-profile artists. He is also experienced in the handling of copyright and rights in performance matters.
"Gwilym writes beautifully and is always able to explain complicated issues to clients in a way that can be easily understood." "He is very smart, robust and good in court."
Recent work: Acted in a dispute relating to the band The Alan Parsons Project and the existence and ownership of property associated with the band name.

Strengths:

Michael Hicks
Michael Hicks has expertise in cases involving emerging media, video games software houses, e-commerce businesses and online publishers, among other more traditional media entities. He is an expert in a range of intellectual property law, particularly copyright. He is also adept at handling comparative advertising cases.
"He has incredibly sound judgement as to which strategies and arguments are likely to succeed. He is also very commercial, and his understanding of the priorities and pressures of the clients in their respective industries is equally impressive." "He is very bright, really experienced and has a very good knowledge base."
Recent work: Advised Rollic Games in a dispute against Voodoo SAS concerning rights in the mobile games Woodturning and Wood Shop.

Strengths:

Thomas St Quintin
Thomas St Quintin is in demand for his wide-ranging intellectual property law expertise, and most notably appears in copyright, trade mark and passing-off disputes. He is known for his strong technical ability, and is particularly skilled in acting for film and TV production companies and broadcasters. His broad practice also includes design infringement matters and contractual disputes.
"He has an effective advocacy style."

Media & Entertainment

Hogarth Chambers

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Location

5 New Square

Lincoln's Inn

London

Greater London

UK

WC2A 3RJ

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Ranked Barristers

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Silks (QC)

London (Bar)

Media & Entertainment


Andrew Norris QC
Band 3

Juniors

London (Bar)

Media & Entertainment


Amanda Michaels
Band 2
Guy Tritton
Band 3
Gwilym Harbottle
Band 1
Michael Hicks
Band 1
Thomas St Quintin
Band 3