Mr Gordon Williams > Lee & Thompson LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Lee & Thompson LLP

Work Department

Dispute Resolution


Partner, Dispute Resolution and Head of Brand Protection


Gordon joined the firm in 1997 to lead its contentious practice. 

Representing both individual and corporate clients, he has specialised in the litigation and resolution of entertainment industry disputes throughout his career since his qualification in 1989. Gordon has unique experience of dealing with disputes involving high profile entertainers, from musicians and sports personalities to actors and celebrities. One Direction, David Beckham, Victoria Beckham, the Spice Girls, Sir Tom Jones, Robert Plant, the Jimi Hendrix Estate and The Rolling Stones are among the household names he has acted for, while corporate clients have included EMI, Sony and Universal. Under his direction, the firm has established itself as one of the UK’s leaders for contentious entertainment work with a reputation for providing a quality “one-stop” service covering all types of dispute, whether they involve contractual rights, intellectual property rights or a client’s image, brand or reputation.

Recognising its growing importance as a practice area, Gordon also set up the firm’s dedicated Brand Protection Group through which he directs the brand management programmes for a broad range of clients across the areas of music, film, television and sport, including David Beckham and One Direction.

Lawyer Rankings

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

Lee & Thompson LLP‘s full-service capabilities in trade mark portfolio management enable it to act for well-known brands and celebrity figures in the media, technology and creative industries, such as David and Victoria Beckham, McDonald’s and National Geographic. The firm is known for its experience in managing IP rights and advising on endorsement and sponsorship arrangements for clients in the retail, performing arts and music, television production and gaming industries. Key figures include Dominic Bray, Gordon Williams, Huw Morris, Mark Stafford and Julian Ward.