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Chambers of Mark Ellison QC

1-2 LAURENCE POUNTNEY HILL, LONDON, EC4R 0EU, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7933 8855
Fax:
Fax 020 7929 3732
DX:
858 LONDON CITY
Email:
Web:
www.qebholliswhiteman.co.uk

David Groome

Tel:
Work 020 7933 8855
Email:
QEB Hollis Whiteman (Chambers of Mark Ellison QC)

Position

David acts for leading corporations in the music, film, sport and broadcast media including the Football Association Premier League, SKY, Federation Against Copyright Theft and Satellite lnformation Services. He has acted in the majority of intellectual property related private prosecutions over the last 10 years. He has trained investigators at the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT), British Phonographic lndustry (BPl) and numerous trading standards services. David was leading counsel for FACT in R v Anton Vickerman (2008-2012) the first time that online piracy had been effectively prosecuted within the jurisdiction.

The case was cited in the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee's report, Supporting the creative economy.

David was called to the Bar of Northern lreland following his instruction by the Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern lreland to prosecute film copyright and internet piracy cases. R -v- Hugh Reid and Marcus Lewis (2013-2014) and R -v- Mahoney (2015) David advises clients on how to design and implement issue-specific private prosecution systems to reduce exposure to intellectual property theft. He frequently speaks at seminars on private prosecution nationally and internationally.

Career

Qualified 1987, Middle Temple.


London Bar

Media and entertainment (including art and cultural property)

Within: Media and entertainment – Leading juniors

David Groome - QEB Hollis WhitemanKnown for private prosecutions of IP infringement and fraud in the film, sports and broadcasting industries.

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