Callum Galbraith > Hamlins LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Hamlins LLP
1 Kingsway

Work Department

Media and Entertainment/Reputation Management.


Callum is a Partner in the Media and Entertainment team.

Callum has in depth experience of the media and entertainment industries and is therefore adept at responding to and dealing with the wide range of disputes within this sector. Callum has worked in media since the start of his career and has acted for high profile figures from, in particular, the music industry. A major part of his practice has focused on protecting the reputations and private lives of those in the public eye and media glare from intrusion and harassment.

Lawyer Rankings

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Reputation management

Providing ‘clear, concise’ advice on privacy and libel rights claims, Hamlins LLP  represents a range of claimants, from musicians and actors/actresses to prominent politicians and public figures. Led by Christopher Hutchings, the team has considerable expertise in pre-publication review and takedowns relating to ‘fly-on-the-wall’ documentaries, an area in which newly promoted partner, Alex Cochrane, is strong. The team is also noted for its involvement in the phone-hacking litigation, where media expert Callum Galbraith acted as lead solicitor against News Group Newspapers.

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Hamlins LLP has a strong profile in the music sector, where it acts for clients such as UK music collecting societies, musicians and music publishers. It is notably strong in contentious matters, including those concerning the monopoly of the music merchandising sector; Martin Ochs is a noted expert in this space. Also recommended is Callum Galbraith, whose work covers management disputes, band name disputes and royalty audit claims, among other matters. Head of media Christopher Hutchings is mainly known for his defamation and privacy work, but also advises clients on commercial issues and image rights. Simon Gallant has experience of advising clients on IP, litigation and data protection matters.