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Matthew Leverton

Harbottle & Lewis LLP

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Litigation & Dispute Resolution


Partner with wide-ranging litigation and dispute resolution experience.

Matthew is routinely instructed on high value commercial disputes acting for clients operating in a variety of sectors, including technology, engineering, financial services, entertainment, sport, fashion and retail. He has significant experience in representing private individuals (including ultra-high net worth individuals) in connection with contentious issues of all kinds, acting to protect those individuals’ assets, property, information and personal interests. Matthew also has extensive contentious property experience, representing clients of all kinds in respect of their property interests and disputes. 


Trained at Travers Smith LLP, qualified in 2007. Made partner at Harbottle & Lewis in 2018


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1993-1998: Westminster School
1998-2002: Oxford University (Wadham College) (MA Classics)
2003-2005: College of Law (Bloomsbury) (GDL and LPC)

London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Harbottle & Lewis LLP's 'commercial litigation group is excellent; it is also innovative and dependable'. The team acts for the firm’s established core media, technology and entertainment client base, as well as the retail and financial sectors and high-net-worth clients. Andy Millmore  heads the dispute resolution team and Sandi Simons is commercial litigation head. Louis Castellani is also highly regarded, Matthew Leverton was made partner, and Georgina Long promoted to senior associate; former senior associate Melanie Hart is now at Ince.

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  • Account of profits v damages: when and why does it matter?

    Since 2007, Experience Hendrix LLC(Hendrix) and Times Newspapers Ltd (Times) have been litigating over the intellectual property rights (IPR) in a recording of a Jimi Hendrix concert that took place at the Royal Albert Hall in February 1969. In September 2006 Times distributed a free CD, or covermount, with each edition of The Sunday Times . A claim was issued against Times in March 2007 for infringement of copyright and performers’ rights under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. In March 2008 the High Court held that Times had infringed the IPR in the recording and Hendrix elected to have an inquiry as to damages in respect of that infringement. The case has given rise to some complex issues as to the basis for the quantification of damages, and the inquiry is due to be heard next year, but the case is also a reminder of more general considerations in relation to remedies in IPR cases, and why the basis for quantification of those remedies can have far reaching consequences for a successful claimant.

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