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Glen Atchison

Tel:
Work 020 7667 5000
Email:
Web:
www.harbottle.com
Harbottle & Lewis LLP

Work Department

Tax and private client.

Position

Managing partner and head of the tax and private client groups, advising a broad spectrum of clients, ranging from UK resident and overseas private individuals and entrepreneurs to public companies on the full range of tax, trust and private capital-related matters.

Career

Admitted as a solicitor in England 1995; trained and qualified at Travers Smith; joined Harbottle & Lewis in 1998; partner 2003.

Languages

French.

Member

Law Society.

Education

Bishop’s Stortford High School; Balliol College, Oxford University.

Leisure

Family, cinema, music, golf, football, rugby, travel.


London: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

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.

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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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