Martin Ochs > Hamlins LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Hamlins LLP
1 Kingsway

Work Department

Media and Entertainment.


Martin is a Partner in the Entertainment, Media and IP team.

Martin has wide experience of contentious IP and commercial litigation, particularly in the media and entertainment fields where he focuses on contentious music and copyright litigation.


Running, cycling.

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading individuals)

Martin Ochs (Music)Hamlins LLP

Hamlins LLP has longstanding relationships with UK music collecting societies and the touring industry, as well as a niche specialism in handling matters pertaining to merchandise. The firm’s music side is headed by Martin Ochs who recently acted for George Lowden Guitars in its collaboration with Ed Sheeran. Christopher Hutchings leads the overall media offering and has a reflectively broad practice. Additionally, clients can rely on the team’s extensive expertise in reputation management and defamation, most notably practised by Callum Galbraith and Simon Gallant.

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market

Hamlins LLP‘s ‘agile commercial litigation team‘ handles an array of disputes, including claims involving contractual issues, torts, breach of fiduciary duties and civil fraud. The ‘exceptionalAmanda Burge acts in a wide range of complex and large-value commercial disputes; and promoted to equity partner during 2021, Martin Ochs focuses on contentious IP and commercial disputes. At associate level, senior Laura Daly, and Lola Dawson and Lauren Twidale are also key team members.

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property: trade marks, copyright and design

Hamlins LLP‘s IP group maintains a strong music rights practice, and is a trusted adviser to a number of UK collective rights management organisations, including PRS and PPL, for all aspects of their IP protection. Co-lead Martin Ochs has extensive expertise in contentious music merchandising issues, and co-head Matthew Pryke is a key contact for influencer and model advertising, sporting brands and personalities advertisement, and brand protection strategies.