Lewis Silkin LLP

Brinsley Dresden

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Practice Areas

Partner, specialising in advertising law. Regulatory advice: Defending complex Advertising Standards Authority investigations and on using the ASA to challenge competitor advertising, particular comparative advertising. Obtaining approval from Clearcast for television commercials. Advertising issues with the Ofcom, CAP, the MHRA and FSA. Commercial Advice: drafting and negotiating wide range of advertising related contracts, including client/ agency agreements and with performers’ agreement with celebrities appearing in advertising campaigns. Content Advice: advising on risk management in advertising and sales promotion campaigns in the UK and abroad, including on issues such as environmental claims, parodies, and social media campaigns. The only practicing lawyer listed in Campaign's A-List of the 500 most influential people in the UK's advertising industry.


University of Bristol (LLB Hons); King's College London (LLM); qualified 1991; Joined Lewis Silkin 1996 became Partner in 1999.

Professional Memberships

Sole UK member and Global Treasurer & Secretary of the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance; Advertising Law Group.