Firm Profile > Harbottle & Lewis LLP > London, England

Harbottle & Lewis LLP
7 Savoy Court

Media and entertainment (including media finance) Tier 1

Harbottle & Lewis LLP is noted for its 'breadth of expertise' across theatre, interactive entertainment, media finance, music, film, television and publishing work. The theatre team, which is led by Neil Adleman, regularly acts for producers, theatre owners, subsidised companies and individual writers and directors; it advised on all aspects of the UK and Republic of Ireland tour of the West End production of Motown. The video games group, which is led by Mark Phillips and Alan Moss, is instructed by leading console platforms and publishers, and is regularly engaged on video game financing deals. It is also noted for its e-sports expertise. Abigail Payne heads the media finance team which is experienced across debt, equity and tax-related financings for the film, TV, games, music, publishing and theatre sectors. Elsewhere, the music team is instructed by record labels, publishers, artists, producers, managers and digital music platforms. The film and TV group, where Sarah Lazarides is a pivotal figure, regularly acts as production counsel for major Hollywood productions shooting in the UK and Europe, acts for UK independent film producers and is also instructed by major SVOD platforms. Alex Hardy leads the publishing group, which acts for a number of high-profile publishing houses, authors, publishing sector start-ups and literary agents.

Practice head(s):

Neil Adleman; Mark Phillips; Alan Moss; Abigail Payne; Jonathan Berger; Alex Hardy

Other key lawyers:

Sarah Lazarides; Peter Armstrong; Kostyantyn Lobov; Ben McMeechan; Charles Leveque; Katrien Roos; George Babbington; Raffaella De Santis; Will Priestley; Harriet Stone; Clare Zucker; Shireen Peermohamed


Jonathan Berger is excellent at analysing a problem and getting things done.

Alan Moss, Sarah Lazarides and Clare Zucker are all great lawyers; very approachable and very knowledgeable in their respective fields.

The team is really friendly and is keen to help its clients in any way it can.

Alan Moss is a really dedicated, hardworking and friendly lawyer who goes out of his way to help clients.

The firm has a great relaxed style, which is backed up by tremendous breadth and depth of knowledge about film, TV and the creative sector.

The firm’s excellent partners are supported by knowledgeable and smart associates.

Jonathan Berger is a thoughtful, determined and excellent lawyer who gets things done.

Key clients

National Theatre

Sonia Friedman Productions

Gold Circle Entertainment

Elliott Harper Productions

Donmar Warehouse

Playful Productions

Fiery Angel

The Old Vic

Neal Street Productions


Take-Two Interactive/Rockstar Games

Square Enix

Cloud Imperium Games

The Pokémon Company International


Axis Animation

Blazing Griffin

Stainless Games

Sketchbook Games

Acamar Films

LA Media Fund

Locksmith Animation

Altara Games

Quickfire Films

Lorton Finance

Marv Studios

Finstock Capital

Universal Music Group

Conor Maynard

Paul White

Emoticast t/a TuneMoji


Joanne Shaw Taylor

Jean Philippe Rio-Py

James Ford

Ren Harvieu

Idol Tutor t/a Now Play It


Universal Pictures

Film London

Cinestaan International

Nira Park and Edgar Wright

Axis Studios


Marv Films

Magic Light Pictures

The band “Queen”

Working Title Films

The Royal Household

Hachette UK



The Publishers Association

DC Thomson & Co

The Estate of Sir Terry Pratchett

Bibliotech Education


Dazed Group

Northbank Talent Management

Reputation management Tier 1

Harbottle & Lewis LLP's media and information group is headed by 'grandee of the industryGerrard Tyrrell , and is best known for its representation of all senior members of the Royal Family including HM The Queen. The firm lays its focus on claimant work and advises a spectacular client list on preventing publication of private information such as allegations concerning family life, medical history and business interests. On top of that, the 'proactive and innovative' team acts for high-profile business individuals in relation to the processing and publication of inaccurate personal data in relation to a number of prominent risk databases. The 'very quickJohn Kelly is an expert in working with FTSE 100 companies, investment funds and charities. The team is also praised for its 'exceptional' associates: 'Strategic' associate Natasha Hibbert is building her practice in information and reputation protection; another name to note is senior associate Louise Prince, who advises corporate clients as well as a large number of phone hacking victims. Jo Sanders  left the team to become the UK head of reputation management at Withers LLP.

Practice head(s):

Gerrard Tyrrell


The combination of John Kelly and Gerrard Tyrrell is exceptional – in intellectual reach, sophistication of view, wisdom and experience.

Harbottle have a fantastic reputation across the private client world due to the in-house talent and experience the firm possesses – making them a market leader in London and a subject matter expert globally.

With a proactive and innovative approach to the most complex problems, Harbottle is able to quickly identify effective short term solutions whilst keeping an awareness of the bigger picture.’

‘The team under Gerrard Tyrrell has such a depth of experience dealing with high profile and sensitive matters. They are equipped with all the legal know-how and tools that can be deployed in a specialist area of the law which is constantly changing.’

 Gerrard Tyrell is the best lawyer in the UK in private client and privacy areas.’

John Kelly is one of the leading UK lawyers in the area of reputation management. He is a very hands on adviser, who has an excellent reputation due to his ability to very quickly identify key issues in complex cases.

Unlike many lawyers who give advice in their own bubble, John and Gerrard individually and in combination are formidable, quick-witted, well informed and work in complete harmony with other outside advisers.

‘The best associates I’ve encountered in this space in any firm in Natasha Hibbert and Louise Prince.’

‘Natasha Hibbert is wise beyond her years, with a maturity that allows her to manage very high powered and difficult clients. She is strategic, and one to watch for the future. I predict she will be a top tier reputation management lawyer within the next decade.’

Key clients

All of the most senior members of the Royal Family, including HM The Queen; TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall; TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge; TRH The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and HRH The Duke of York

Melania Trump

Sir Richard Branson

David and Victoria Beckham

Kate Moss

Sir Alex Ferguson


David Ross

Colin and Livia Firth

Sir Bradley Wiggins

Anne Hathaway

Pets at Home Limited

Russell Brand

Sacha Baron Cohen

Lisa McPartlin

Brand management Tier 2

Harbottle & Lewis LLP combines trade mark and soft IP expertise with big-ticket advertising and sponsorship work, as well as advising on the regulatory aspects of marketing and promotions, adtech and contentious proceedings before the UK and EU Intellectual Property Offices (IPO). As head of the advertising group, Michael Lister primarily advises on the commercialisation of IP rights, sponsorship and collaborative arrangements, as well as regulatory issues. Andy Millmore is also a name to note for work in the digital media space. On the IP side, Shireen Peermohamed advises on trade mark registration, portfolio management and prosecution, while Sacha Wilson has 'excellent, in-depth knowledge of the advertising and media buying sector'. Senior associate Kostyantyn Lobov is likewise recommended for trade mark enforcement actions and media regulatory work. Jeremy Morton departed to Temple Bright LLP.

Practice head(s):

Andy Millmore; Michael Lister


The team at Harbottle & Lewis have specialist knowledge and practical experience of the transactions, participants and the technologies that underpin the media and advertising industry. They understand and speak the language of the internal clients and counter-parties.’

Excellent team with exceptionally good knowledge and experience of this sector; a top value-for-money team

Harbottle & Lewis are impressive due to the specialisms they have brought in – from talent litigation to trademark creativity.’

Sacha Wilson has an extensive knowledge of the sector and the participants in it. He has an excellent team of associates. Transactions happen quickly and efficiently.’

Michael Lister is a great lawyer – very humble in his approach to clients but exceptionally assertive when facing adversaries in a calm, collected manner.

‘The efficiency and tone of the associates we have dealt with shows they are very capable, and much more experienced than at other firms.’

Key clients

Havas Group




The Pokémon Company International

Employment: senior executives Tier 2

Harbottle & Lewis LLP supports employers on all aspects of employment law, including routine HR advice, TUPE and business immigration. Typical instructions also encompass providing advice on team moves as well as handling internal grievance, disciplinary procedures and investigations. Under the joint leadership of Howard Hymanson and Yvonne Gallagher, the practice group has a strong track record in sector-related litigation, regularly acting for employers in discrimination and bullying claims before employment tribunals. Senior executives, especially from the creative and entertainment industries,  seek the team's advice on appointments, exit strategies and restrictive covenants. The department further holds expertise in pursuing high value psychiatric illness claims in the High Court.

Practice head(s):

Howard Hymanson; Yvonne Gallagher

Other key lawyers:

Marian Derham


‘Yvonne Gallagher and her team truly feel different to other firms. Their technical experience is a given but it is the emotional intelligence, pragmatism and actual advice (as against laying out the legal facts and then putting all the responsibility on the client) that sets them apart.’

‘Yvonne Gallagher is commercial, technically brilliant and has the magic ingredient of high EQ.’

M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m Tier 2

Harbottle & Lewis LLP is best known for providing advice to clients on strategic transactions in the technology, retail, leisure and entertainment sectors. The majority of instructions come from entrepreneurs and owner-managed businesses, in addition to larger corporates in the firm's core TME sector. An increasing proportion of matters carry cross-border elements, with the firm acting for clients with international interests. The team is co-led by Colin Howes and Tim Parker, both of whom have handled multiple transactions across the firm's core sectors.

Practice head(s):

Colin Howes; Tim Parker

Other key lawyers:

Mark Phillips

Key clients

DMC Business Machines Limited

No1 Lounges

The Gallagher Partnership

Royal Opera House

InSkin Media

Panoply Holdings PLC

Charities and not-for-profit Tier 3

Harbottle & Lewis LLP is best known for its work on advising corporate foundations, media-related fundraising charities as well as subsidised arts organisations. It also continues to advise a number of new charities on a diverse range of matters with David Scott and Colin Howes at the helm. Scott’s practice spans from advising well-known charities to advising high-net-worth individuals on their personal philanthropy. Howes provides advice in relation to various charities’ ongoing governance and compliance as well broader legal issues.

Practice head(s):

David Scott; Colin Howes

Data protection, privacy and cybersecurity Tier 3

Harbottle & Lewis LLP has notable expertise in the technology, media and entertainment sectors acting for a client roster, which includes The Pokémon Company International, Comic Relief, the Harry Potter Theatrical Production and Virgin. The team handles contentious and non-contentious mandates and takes a cross-departmental approach utilising the commercial, employment and litigation teams. Sacha Wilson also enhances the firm’s strength in the data privacy aspects of marketing, adtech and digital media. Daniel Tozer leads the technology and data practice and focuses on commercial data protection. Senior partner Gerrard Tyrrell leads the group’s contentious work and John Kelly regularly acts for private individuals.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Tozer


The excellent team provides superb legal support and impresses with its professionalism, technical knowledge and can-do attitude, and works seamlessly with the in-house team. It does an exemplary job both strategically and in the depths of the detail.

Daniel Tozer provides targeted and robust advice on the risks, practical implications and possible solutions.

Alex Hardy is technically and tactically great, and handles negotiations in a skillful and targeted manner.

Key clients

Virgin (Virgin Atlantic Airways and Virgin Holidays)

The Pokémon Company International

Diageo Plc

Comic Relief

O’Reilly Media

The Publisher’s Association

Hunter Boots


Flatshare Limited t/a

Harry Potter Theatrical Production


Seeburger UK

Orient Capital

Family Tier 3

Harbottle & Lewis LLP represents high-net-worth clients primarily with public profiles to protect on the full spectrum of family law matters. Areas of expertise include advising on child abduction, advising same-sex couples in relation to children and financial issues as well as on alternative family cases such as artificial insemination and surrogacy cases. The practice is also experienced at advising on financial claims for non-married couples. Head of team Catherine Bedford is skilled at advising on cases involving relocations as well as Schedule 1 financial provision claims.

Practice head(s):

Catherine Bedford

Other key lawyers:

Tom Farley-Hills; Mark Irving


Any family team needs first of all a real leader at the top. This team has it in Catherine Bedford, who has a genuinely exceptional ability to attract and retain really high quality clients‘.

Catherine Bedford never stops thinking about how to improve a case, and will look again and again for a new angle. As a result she has the confidence of her clients, from industrialists to celebrities, and everyone in between‘.

‘The service offered by this firm is 5 star and the client care cannot be faulted. Catherine Bedford specialises in the divorces of the rich and famous. She gives 110% to each client and works extremely hard. She has excellent judgement and is a great strategist‘.

‘Catherine Bedford’s client winning skills are such that she could “win a new client in solitary confinement”‘.

Tom Farley Hills’ judgement is impeccable. He grasps the issues in a case from the off and never loses sight of what is important to get the correct answer for his client‘.

All the team is first-class but Mark Irving is particularly worthy of praise. He is extremely intelligent and masters all the details of his cases. He never misses a point and always makes the right decisions‘.

Mark Irving was a great listener and was excellent at reflecting and then providing the most appropriate solution‘.

It has a high-end practice with a dusting of celebrity clients. The team has a high profile in this field, and is regarded as efficient and tough’.  

Available 24/7. Willing to go the extra distance’.

‘Catherine Bedford stands out because she is young to be operating at the level at which she works. She inspires great trust in clients because she is always available to them, she listens to their problems without judgement‘.

Personal tax, trusts and probate Tier 3

Glen Atchison heads the team at Harbottle & Lewis LLP that acts for a significant number of entrepreneurs in new (often tech) disrupter industries. Other clients stem from the creative industries and include high-profile celebrities. Atchison’s primary focus is advising UK resident and non-resident ultra-high-net-worth individuals on multifarious issues ranging from tax-efficient international succession planning and structuring through to the use of trusts or other bespoke arrangements to either trace or protect assets. Jonathan Burt is recommended for his work on cross-border succession planning in particular.

Practice head(s):

Glen Atchison

Other key lawyers:

Jonathan Burt; David Scott; Caroline Rao; Siena Gold


Jonathan Burt and Siena Gold both have considerable experience in dealing with HNW and UHNW individuals. They have huge experience in cross-border matters and with international individuals.

‘It has a very modern approach which fits extremely well with the relatively young media and technology clients which it has. Glen Atchison: excellent commercial approach.

It has a very close team that works well together and is driven but balanced.

The team has excellent commercial acumen. Jonathan Burt – highly experienced and knowledgeable. Siena Gold – extremely good technically, mature, excellent judgement and delightful with clients.

Glen Atchison is a really commercial person – very solid on technical things and David Scott – a delight to work with and very competent.

Jonathan Burt: lightning-fast intellect. Siena Gold: incredibly thorough, bright and diligent.’

Jonathan Burt has a very strong practice and unique cross-border abilities: a leader in the private client field.

‘Jonathan Burt has an exceptional knowledge of the industry and extremely good working relationship with clients.’

Jonathan Burt and Siena Gold are intellectually excellent, have tremendous experience and great judgement.

‘David Scott is immensely calm, understated and reliable. Glen Atchison is deceptively clever and has a great commercial nose. Caroline Rao – we are particularly impressed with her attention to detail and grasp of the complex issues.’

Sport Tier 3

Harbottle & Lewis LLP's 'very practical team' is particularly strong on sponsorship and commercial agreements, an area in which the team acts for corporations, individuals and governing bodies, and boasts further expertise managing regulatory issues for clients. The 'excellent' Michael Lister, who primarily handles sports marketing and rights exploitation mandates, recently advised Nissan on its acquisition of the e-dams Formula E team and the subsequent sponsorship, supply and driver agreements for Nissan Formula E. Bob Mitchell, whose expertise spans commercial and regulatory sports law, recently worked with associate Sam Purkiss on a review of the EFL's five-year broadcasting deal with Sky UK. Consultant Dalton Odendaal also serves as the general counsel at the Invictus Games Foundation.

Practice head(s):

Bob Mitchell


“The Harbottle & Lewis team have a in-depth knowledge of their specialist area and are able to provide practical and pragmatic commercial legal advice.”

“Harbottle & Lewis’ sports group have experience of sports rights contracts, from small to multi-million.”

“The practice have an understanding of rights holders and brands which enables them to provide clients with win win solutions.”

“Bob Mitchell is an outstanding partner; he knows our business well, recognises what is critical to us and what can be traded in negotiation, and is able to listen to concerns and respond accordingly.”

“Associate Sam Purkiss was very helpful in our recent transaction and offered great value advice.” 

Key clients

Alex Hales

English Football League

David Beckham

The England Cricket Men’s and Women’s Teams


Nissan Formula E

Watford Football Club

British Gymnastics


Invictus Games Foundation


Venture capital Tier 3

Led by the 'solutions-orientedTony LittnerHarbottle & Lewis LLP's 'cohesive and collaborative' three-partner team is particularly well versed at handling mandates for entrepreneurs within the technology and media space, where it is able to provide a 'comprehensive service' by virtue of its interdisciplinary approach which often draws in experts from the IP and broader tech teams. Although the team is traditionally better known for its company-side work, it is increasingly active for investors, which include traditional venture capital funds, as well as corporate venturers, including GMG Ventures.

Practice head(s):

Tony Littner

Other key lawyers:

Tom Macleod


Lawyers within the team work exceptionally well together.

Tony Littner has fantastic skills and is always thinking ahead when offering a solution.’

Key clients


Think Jam


GMG Ventures



Inskin Media

Smart Pensions

Commercial property: corporate occupiers Tier 4

The team at Harbottle & Lewis LLP was recently bolstered by the promotions of Melanie Benson to head of department and Lee Greaves to partner. Sector specialisms include retail and technology, with a number of luxury brands, fashion retailers and video game corporations forming the client base. In the leisure space, the practice provides counsel to film, theatre, arts organisations and charities on a broad range of commercial property issues. The group is particularly adept on corporate occupier work and recently handled several new head office leases for an array of high-profile companies. Development and investment matters also form the caseload.

Practice head(s):

Melanie Benson

Other key lawyers:

Robert Reilly; Leo Marino


‘Harbottle & Lewis continue to offer swift and concise advise’.

‘Partner Melanie Benson is always available or having the resources in place to respond to our often urgent requests.’

‘Their advice is always correct. They do not over-charge. They virtually give the impression that one is their only client and that the file is always on their desk.’


Key clients

Really Useful Group Limited

Wolford SA

Cross Stone Group

Ingenious Media Limited

IMO Car Wash Limited

Theatre of Comedy Limited

Raft Furniture Limited

Tower Research Capital Europe Limited

Kobalt Music Ltd

Intellectual property Tier 4

Harbottle & Lewis LLP 'has an excellent understanding of the media industry and the client's commercial needs'. The group handles a range of contentious matters including brand protection and copyright enforcement work, as well as non-contentious issues relating to corporate transactions, licensing and other agreements. The team is jointly led by the 'simply brilliant' Shireen Peermohamed, who handles a range of brand management matters; and Andy Millmore who focuses on disputes. Senior associate and litigator Kostyantyn Lobov, who counts technology and entertainment among his sector specialisms, is also a name to note.

Practice head(s):

Shireen Peermohamed; Andy Millmore

Other key lawyers:


The firm takes the trouble to understand the client’s business objectives and provides very good advice.

The work is overseen by partners with excellent knowledge in intellectual property and media law.

The group works to co-ordinate and manage multi-jurisdictional input on matters of international relevance.

Andy Millmore and Kostyantyn Lobov are both extremely knowledgable in their field.

‘Shireen Peermohammed’s knowledge and experience are second to none and her client care is also exemplary.

Sharon Daboul is extremely responsive, diligent and pro-active as well as having an excellent knowledge of trade mark law.

Key clients

Glasswall (IP) Limited

Dunmanifestin Limited

Virgin Holidays Limited, Virgin Enterprises Limited

Universal Pictures

Warner/Chappell Music

Phil McIntyre Entertainment Limited (and others)

IT and telecoms Tier 4

Recognised for its representation of rights holders in the media, sports and entertainments sectors, Harbottle & Lewis LLP's technology team assists with a range of commercial and venture capital transactions. Practice head Daniel Tozer regularly advises established technology companies and start-ups on the development and commercialisation of new technologies. Michael Lister focuses on the use of cutting edge technology in sport and other forms of entertainment, while Tony Littner leads the firm's start-up and venture capital group. The practice also benefits from the addition of the 'very practical, solution-driven' and 'extremely user-friendly' Sacha Wilson, who joined from Bristows LLP and is 'extremely experienced in media and advertising'.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Tozer


There are very few firms that truly understand online advertising, but in Sacha Wilson, Harbottle & Lewis has a real expert in the field.

Key clients


Route Research


Havas Media


Research Exchange






Virgin Management/Virgin Red

Bounce Leisure

Glassworks UK



Commercial litigation Tier 6

Harbottle & Lewis LLP's 'commercial litigation group is excellent; it is also innovative and dependable'. The team acts for the firm’s established core media, technology and entertainment client base, as well as the retail and financial sectors and high-net-worth clients. Andy Millmore  heads the dispute resolution team and Sandi Simons is commercial litigation head. Louis Castellani is also highly regarded, Matthew Leverton was made partner, and Georgina Long promoted to senior associate; former senior associate Melanie Hart is now at Ince.

Practice head(s):

Sandi Simons

Other key lawyers:


Unparalleled media experience, but the firm also has an unusual level of general commercial and legal understanding‘.

Sandi Simons gets involved in the detailed thinking and is very creative in seeing possible problems before they happen‘.

Matthew Leverton is always available; he is also a very clear thinker, gives balanced advice, and is highly intelligent and articulate‘.

Georgina Long is excellent – she has a cool head and gets the job done no matter what is thrown at her‘.

Key clients

Virgin Atlantic Airways

Concert Promoters Association


Royal National Theatre

LW Theatres Group

Hat Trick Productions

Employment: employers Tier 6

Harbottle & Lewis LLP supports employers on all aspects of employment law, including routine HR advice, TUPE and business immigration. Typical instructions also encompass providing advice on team moves as well as handling internal grievance, disciplinary procedures and investigations. Under the joint leadership of Howard Hymanson and Yvonne Gallagher, the practice group has a strong track record in sector-related litigation, regularly acting for employers in discrimination and bullying claims before employment tribunals. Senior executives, especially from the creative and entertainment industries,  seek the team's advice on appointments, exit strategies and restrictive covenants. The department further holds expertise in pursuing high value psychiatric illness claims in the High Court.

Practice head(s):

Howard Hymanson; Yvonne Gallagher

Other key lawyers:

Marian Derham


‘Yvonne Gallagher and her team truly feel different to other firms. Their technical experience is a given but it is the emotional intelligence, pragmatism and actual advice (as against laying out the legal facts and then putting all the responsibility on the client) that sets them apart.’

‘Yvonne Gallagher is commercial, technically brilliant and has the magic ingredient of high EQ.’

Key clients

Encyclopaedia Britannica


Taj International Hotels

International Car Wash Group

Harrods Limited

Nimax Theatres

Regents Park Open Air Theatre

GP & J Baker

ISAM Funds (UK) Limited

The Big Issue

Harbottle & Lewis is a leading UK-based law firm focussed on the technology, media and entertainment (TME) and  private client sectors. Clients range from start-ups to multinational companies, from household names to private individuals and their family offices. For more than 60 years, Harbottle & Lewis has acted for some of the most creative, talented and successful people, businesses and corporates, across all of their legal needs.

Harbottle & Lewis is well known for our stand-out expertise in the TME sectors. This sector knowledge is very much in the DNA of our firm. Harbottle & Lewis’ capabilities has expanded to support our clients outside these sectors. Whether lawyers are talking about wealth, relationships or information, our private capital expertise enables them to support clients, as well as to help them successfully develop, grow and protect their assets.

Harbottle & Lewis clients benefit from strong legal expertise delivered with industry insight and a commercial approach. Their deep client relationships are built on mutual trust and understanding.

The firm’s legal and tax professionals take the time to understand their clients and their businesses to ensure the advice they provide is specific, effective and business ready.

PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK:  Harbottle & Lewis provides a full service across corporate, commercial, employment, family, finance, intellectual property, litigation, private wealth, property and tax law.

The firm also advises on regulatory matters and the legal issues faced by organisations and individuals in the media spotlight, such as defamation, information protection, privacy and image rights.

Recent work highlights include

  • acting for the band Queen in relation to the biopic of the band Bohemian Rhapsody;
  • advising David Beckham on the negotiation of his agreement with the new digital sports content platform OTRO;
  • advising Diageo in relation to Diageo’s sponsorship of rugby union’s Six Nations Championship; and
  • as production counsel for Working Title for Universal Studios for two major motion pictures including the big budget adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical, Cats

Other recent highlights include:

  • advising members of The Royal Household including HRH The Duchess of Sussex in relation to reputational issues and HRH The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and HRH Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank in relation to both Royal weddings;
  • acting for the management company for J.K. Rowling’s high profile live theatrical show ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ on data privacy issues associated with the website, ticket sales, marketing and promotion of the show and the general management of consumer data;
  • advising The Panoply Holdings PLC on its acquisition of four technology-related consultancy and digital transformation businesses
  • continuing to advise the England cricketers as a group through their partnership vehicles, the Team England Player Partnership (TEPP) for the men, and the England Women’s Player Partnership (EWPP), and advised on new player contracts for the women following their success in the Women’s World Cup.

The firm continues to act for high-net-worth individuals and public figures on all aspects of their personal and financial affairs. The firm has advised a number of clients on sensitive employment matters; on the sale and purchase of multi-million pound residential properties; on effective tax structuring of new and existing businesses for entrepreneurs; on the administration of significant UK trusts and estates; and immigration for tier 1 investors and entrepreneurs.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing partner Glen Atchison +44 (0)20 7667 5000
Advertising and marketing Andy Millmore +44 (0)20 7667 5000
Advertising and marketing Sacha Wilson +44 (0)20 7667 5000
Advertising and marketing Michael Lister +44 (0)20 7667 5000
Broadcasting Sacha Wilson +44 (0)20 7667 5000
Charities and philanthropy David Scott +44 (0)20 7667 5000
Charities and philanthropy Colin Howes +44 (0)20 7667 5000
Commercial property Leo Marino +44 (0)20 7667 5000
Commercial property Robert Reilly +44 (0)20 7667 5000
Corporate and commercial Colin Howes +44 (0)20 7667 5000
Corporate finance Tim Parker +44 (0)20 7667 5000
Corporate recovery and insolvency Rhys Llewellyn +44 (0)20 7667 5000
Data protection Daniel Tozer +44 (0)20 7667 5000
Data protection Sacha Wilson +44 (0)20 7667 5000
Dispute resolution Sandi Simons +44 (0)20 7667 5000
E-commerce and new media Sacha Wilson +44 (0)20 7667 5000
E-commerce and new media Daniel Tozer +44 (0)20 7667 5000
Employment Howard Hymanson +44 (0)20 7667 5000
Employment Marian Derham +44 (0)20 7667 5000
Employment Yvonne Gallagher +44 (0)20 7667 5000
Family Catherine Bedford +44 (0)20 7667 5000
Fashion Melanie Benson +44 (0)20 7667 5000
Fashion Sandi Simons +44 (0)20 7667 5000
Film & television Jonathan Berger +44 (0)20 7667 5000
Film & television Sarah Lazarides +44 (0)20 7667 5000
Information technology Daniel Tozer +44 (0)20 7667 5000
Intellectual property Andy Millmore +44 (0)20 7667 5000
Interactive entertainment Mark Phillips +44 (0)20 7667 5000
Interactive entertainment Alan Moss +44 (0)20 7667 5000
Media Finance Abigail Payne +44 (0)20 7667 5000
Media Finance Alan Moss +44 (0)20 7667 5000
Music Tim Parker +44 (0)20 7667 5000
Personal injury Daniel Marks +44 (0)20 7667 5000
Private capital David Scott +44 (0)20 7667 5000
Private wealth Glen Atchison +44 (0)20 7667 5000
Private weath Jonathan Burt +44 (0)20 7667 5000
Private wealth Chris Moorcroft +44 (0)20 7667 5000
Publishing Alex Hardy +44 (0)20 7667 5000
Reputation management Gerrard Tyrrell +44 (0)20 7667 5000
Reputation management John Kelly +44 (0)20 7667 5000
Residential property Melanie Benson +44 (0)20 7667 5000
Retail Melanie Benson +44 (0)20 7667 5000
Sport & sponsorship Bob Mitchell +44 (0)20 7667 5000
Sport & sponsorship Michael Lister +44 (0)20 7667 5000
Tax Gary Ashford +44 (0)20 7667 5000
Theatre and performing arts Neil Adleman +44 (0)20 7667 5000
Venture capital Tony Littner +44 (0)20 7667 5000
Number of UK partners : 40
Number of UK associates : 41
Number of UK senior associates : 16