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Harbottle & Lewis LLP, Tom Farley-Hills, London, ENGLAND

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Tom Farley-Hills

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Harbottle & Lewis LLP

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Partner and head of the family group. Tom specialises in financial disputes that arise on relationship breakdown. He has a particular specialism in cases involving complex trust or corporate structures, offshore assets, or cases that feature a third-party interest in matrimonial assets. Tom has also developed a further specialism in resolving disputes between cohabitees relating to property and/or children. Tom also undertakes work associated with disputes regarding the care arrangements for children. He is a mediator for all family-related issues and can also conduct cases collaboratively.


Qualified 2000

London: Private client


Within: Leading individuals

Tom Farley-Hills - Harbottle & Lewis LLP

Within: Family

Harbottle & Lewis LLP is a ‘very high-performing central London family law team with a top class client base and first-rate lawyers’. Catherine Bedford, Nicholas Westley  and Mark Irving  are all ‘big hitters who have a steely determination in terms of getting the best results for their clients’. Tom Farley-Hills is ‘incredibly good at spotting the strengths and weaknesses in a case from the beginning and his client care is fantastic’. Associate Lidia Cantele is ‘dogged and determined but hides this behind a beguiling and friendly approach’. The team is best known for representing wealthy clients who have public profiles to protect. Linzi Bull recently moved to Penningtons Manches LLP .

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  • Account of profits v damages: when and why does it matter?

    Since 2007, Experience Hendrix LLC(Hendrix) and Times Newspapers Ltd (Times) have been litigating over the intellectual property rights (IPR) in a recording of a Jimi Hendrix concert that took place at the Royal Albert Hall in February 1969. In September 2006 Times distributed a free CD, or covermount, with each edition of The Sunday Times . A claim was issued against Times in March 2007 for infringement of copyright and performers’ rights under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. In March 2008 the High Court held that Times had infringed the IPR in the recording and Hendrix elected to have an inquiry as to damages in respect of that infringement. The case has given rise to some complex issues as to the basis for the quantification of damages, and the inquiry is due to be heard next year, but the case is also a reminder of more general considerations in relation to remedies in IPR cases, and why the basis for quantification of those remedies can have far reaching consequences for a successful claimant.

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