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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

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Cheltenham, Doha, Dubai, Geneva, Guildford, Hong Kong and 5 more

Duncan Lamont

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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

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Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Technology, Media and Telecommunications


Duncan has for well over two decades worked in the media industry, often for television broadcasters and producers but also for individuals, journalists and celebrities. His areas of expertise include the criminal law, copyright, defamation, privacy, confidentiality, sports issues and phone hacking.

Duncan also works for authors, bloggers and online publications. Duncan has been involved in many of the issues important to the media in the last few years including the Leveson LJ Inquiry, "Superinjunctions" and cases making sense of the new Defamation Act. He has a "hands on" approach, often working at clients offices to ensure projects are completed, reports published and reputations protected or restored.

Duncan is admitted to practise in England and Wales.

Experience highlights:

  • Five and Endemol sued by a Big Brother contestant
  • Channel 4 News sued by Policemen
  • Victims of telephone hacking by National newspapers-substantial damages won
  • Advising ITV News
  • Acting for online publishers

London: Risk advisory

Reputation management

Within: Reputation management

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP acts for ITV and ITN’ on  compliance advice and litigation, and is acting for several soap actors, celebrity agents and PRs in phone hacking matters. Department head Duncan Lamont  acted for numerous claimants in the group voicemail interception litigation against News Group Newspapers Limited. Nick White and Stephanie Bonnello  joined the team from Couchmans LLP.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Within: Media and entertainment (including media finance)

The ‚Äėtop-quality‚Äô team at Charles Russell Speechlys LLP¬†has a wide range of expertise spanning¬†advertising and marketing, gaming, social media, interactive content, and film and TV. Commercial department head Jason Saiban¬†leads on marketing and advertising work and handles contentious and non-contentious instructions for media, retail and sports clients; and highlights include advising Wagamama on its media activities; and advising social and interactive media experts MBM on digital media agreements. Paul Stone¬†advises media sector clients on competition and regulatory issues and advises ITV, with senior counsel Mark Moncreiffe, on a range of corporate, commercial, dispute resolution and competition matters. Consultant media litigator Duncan Lamont¬†acted for various celebrity claimants in the group voicemail interception litigation against News Group Newspapers regarding the unlawful gathering of private and confidential information through voicemail interception. NCSOFT, Nike, Westfield, Paddy Power and YouView are also clients. Mark Howard¬†and Mark Bailey¬†head the TMT sector group, which includes senior associate Jaclyn Wilkins, who handles commercial and IP instructions and is particularly active in the computer games and interactive media sectors. Jon Walters¬†has joined Northridge Law.

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