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London: Private client

Family - ranked: tier 3


Clintons¬†‚Äėpunches¬†well above its weight when dealing with high-value cases‚Äô.¬†Liz Vernon¬† is ‚Äėvery hardworking and does everything that she can to further her clients‚Äô cases. She knows the law inside out and shows great attention to detail‚Äô.The team is ‚Äėnot overly aggressive but is tenacious and very effective even in the most difficult cases‚Äô.¬†Patrick Kearns,¬†Paul Newton¬†and Maggie Rae¬†joined¬†Newton Kearns LLP.

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London: Risk advisory

Reputation management
Reputation management - ranked: tier 3


At Clintons, Roddy Chisholm Batten is acting for individuals bringing nine separate claims for misuse of private information against News Group Newspapers Limited in relation to the unlawful interception of mobile telephone voicemails. The firm has also been heavily involved in the Mirror Newspapers hacking litigation and has settled over 42 clams against Mirror Group Limited. Caroline Hrabi is a rising star.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Media and entertainment (including media finance)
Media and entertainment (including media finance) - ranked: tier 1


Clintons¬†is active across a range of contentious and non-contentious media and entertainment mandates, with key expertise across film, TV, music, theatre and digital media matters. Kami Naghdi¬†heads the film and TV sector group which includes associates Jennifer Parker¬†and Emilie Edwards¬†who recently joined from Linklaters LLP. Naghdi led for Covert Media on all production and finance legal matters for the film Ophelia.¬†James Jones¬† heads the theatre team, which includes John Cohen¬†and consultant Aron Rollin, and acts for clients such as Sir Tim Rice, David Ian Productions, Michael Harrison Entertainment, Jamie Wilson Productions and Bill Kenwright Ltd. Senior partner Andrew Myers¬†heads the non-contentious music department, which acts for clients such as Stereophonics, Van Morrison, Liam Gallagher and Paul Weller. Other key figures on the music side include¬†Peter Button, Berkeley Edwards¬†and Nicky Stein, who operates across London and Los Angeles, and associate Alastair Kenwood, who joined in 2018 from Sound Advice (Legal) LLP. The ‚Äėhighly rated‚Äô¬†Andrew Sharland¬†and David Griffiths¬†lead the contentious music department, which represents individual musicians, songwriters, managers, producers, record companies, publishing, management, live event and digital media companies on complex disputes. Also recommended are¬†Tom Frederikse, who¬†heads the digital media team;¬†Philip Stinson, who¬†heads the brands and marketing department;¬†Charles Gerada, who¬†handles corporate matters; and Karim Bouzidi, who¬†is noted for contentious work.

Leading individuals

Andrew Myers (Music) - Clintons

Andrew Sharland (Music; litigation) - Clintons

John Cohen (Theatre) - Clintons

Kami Naghdi (Film & TV) - Clintons

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Sport - ranked: tier 5


Consultant Mel Stein heads the practice at Clintons, which assists clients with contentious and non-contentious matters, mostly in football. In the football space, Stein acted for the National League on its new broadcasting contract with BT Sport, as well as advising it on sponsorship issues. Sportquake instructed him on commercial, sponsorship and marketing agreements with football clubs such as Manchester City, Arsenal, Everton and Newcastle. Litigator Karim Bouzidi successfully represented former footballer Joey Barton in an appeal case regarding alleged gambling offences; he also acted for The Sports PR Company in a High Court case against footballer Calum Chambers regarding the latter's alleged non-payment for services. Other clients include the Association of Football Agents and Netball England.

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