Rupert Earle > Bates Wells > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Bates Wells
10 QUEEN STREET PLACE
LONDON
EC4R 1BE
England
Rupert Earle photo

Work Department

Media disputes; public and regulatory.

Position

Public law: numerous cases for the Advertising Standards Authority, including Sainsburys v ASA 2014; successful challenge to Transport for London’s ban on advertising for North Cyprus. Defamation: defending numerous libel actions for Times Newspapers and other publishers, including Cruddas v Calvert, CA 2015; Takenaka v Frankl, first anonymous email libel tracing action to reach trial; disclosure actions against Facebook, Twitter, BT, etc; libel action for Prince Nayef against The Independent. Freedom of information: several cases for journalists, including MPs additional cost allowances case against House of Commons and Kennedy v Charity Commission (Supreme Court 2014). Broadcasting: licensing disputes with Ofcom.

Career

Trained Theodore Goddard; qualified 1988; partner Theodore Goddard/Addleshaw Goddard 1997-2007; partner Bates Wells Braithwaite 2007 to date.

Education

Winchester; Trinity College, Cambridge (BA History).

Leisure

Pottery; strange places.

Lawyer Rankings

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

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Rupert Earle (Advertising and marketing)Bates Wells

Led by the go-to lawyer for the Advertising Standards Authority, Rupert Earle , Bates Wells positions itself as a full-service firm for media and entertainment spanning a variety of sub-sectors including film & TV and theatre, working for cultural organizations and sector bodies. On the latter, Erica Crump leads the team; she provides general legal support to the English National Opera.