ACK Media Law LLP

Sue Charles

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Practice Areas

Partner. Sue advises publishers on all aspects of media law both pre and post publication. Her principal areas of specialisation are libel, contempt of court, infringement of copyright, breach of confidence, rights claims and other programme content issues. She also advises international film companies and producers on issues ranging from breach of contract and clearance to copyright infringement. Clients include New Scientist, Reed Business Information, Fifty Shades Ltd, DVV Media International and See Saw TV.

Professional Memberships

The Media Society. The Royal Television Society.


Qualified 1988. Partner at D J Freeman from 1996-2003. Partner at Olswang from 2003-06. Partner Howard Kennedy from 2006-08. Founding Partner ACK Media Law LLP 2008.


Married, three children. Lives in London. Interests (if her career and family allowed this luxury!) would include theatre, cinema, music, art and cycling.