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Healys LLP

Media and entertainment (including media finance) Tier 5

The media team at Healys LLP handles a range of contentious and non-contentious instructions across the publishing, broadcasting, TV, film, music and digital media sectors. On the non-contentious side, the team is experienced in advising on copyright licensing, games development and the team also advises on licensing and distribution; the management of artists and performers; the production, licensing, distribution and promotion of audio and music; the development and acquisition of TV and film projects; and the production, distribution and licensing of film and TV programmes. The contentious team handles a range of media disputes such as defamation, reputation management cases, as well as IP and rights protection issues.

Practice head(s):

Nicholas Taylor

Other key lawyers:

Martin John; Andrew Sparrow

Professional negligence Tier 5

With lawyers spanning its London and Brighton offices, Healys LLP is instructed by claimants on a variety of professional negligence disputes. The team is experienced in claims spanning the legal, accountancy, financial services, property and construction sectors. The firm recently took a lead role on the high-profile Dreamvar case, advising the property company on its £1.1m claim against two firms of solicitors in relation to a fraudulent property transaction.

Practice head(s):

Robert Johnson

Other key lawyers:

David Bailey; Jerome O’Sullivan; Adrian Taylor; Gemma Williams; Ben Parr-Ferris

Key clients

Roskill Advisors/Alternative Real Estate Fund

Dreamvar (UK)

Kiritkumar & Smita Bhrambhatt

Cameron Worth

Hilary West

Maximilian Ward

Rob James and Linda Deslandes

Leigh Porter

Nick Way

Philip Freeborn and Christina Goldie


Healys LLP acts for high-net-worth individuals in the sports, music, theatre, films and entertainment industries, advising on complex personal immigration matters and concessions outside of the rules, refusals, deportations and judicial reviews and ILR applications. It also handles family-related issues and is experienced in cases involving international adoption and surrogacy. The team also advises UK universities on student visas and acts for companies on sponsorship licence matters.

Practice head(s):

Ivon Sampson

Other key lawyers:

Omar Shams; Nagesh Jain

Personal injury: claimant Tier 3

Brighton-based Healys focuses on catastrophic injuries, industrial disease, fatal claims, and brain and spinal injuries. Key contacts include managing partner Dino Skinner and Trevor Henley, who leverages his litigation background to represent both claimants and defendants. Other core members include Jonathan Austen-Jones who specialises in medical negligence matters.

Practice head(s):

Dino Skinner

Healys is a full-service law firm that provides its clients with professional and commercially sound legal advice.

The firm: Healys is a leading UK law firm with international reach. It takes an entrepreneurial approach, not just meeting objectives, but proactively enhancing opportunities. Founded 39 years ago, the firm combines a seasoned perspective and experience with creative legal solutions.Its partners are at the top of their fields and enjoy innovating to support the success of their clients.

The firm’s client base is a mix of corporate entities, SMEs and high-net-worth individuals. In recent years, senior partner Marios Pattihis has led the expansion of Healys’ international practice and the firm now deals extensively in the Middle East and Asia Pacific regions, as well as in Italy and Cyprus.

Types of work undertaken:

Immigration: Healys specialises in all areas of UK immigration and nationality law. The firm’s services extend from lodging an initial application with the relevant immigration authorities through to appeal when necessary, providing a comprehensive service for clients.

Real estate: The real estate team has continued to build a strong reputation in the market and deals with a large amount of UK residential and commercial property transactions. The team represents companies, institutions and individuals, both in the UK and overseas, seeking property advice. The team advises on a range of matters that include: freehold purchase and sale of commercial premises; site acquisitions, disposals and development; remortgages; lease extensions; transfers of equity; auction sales and purchases.

Dispute resolution/professional negligence: The team regularly advises small to medium-sized commercial and private clients who require advice on complex and high-value litigation matters. In addition to mainstream commercial litigation, the areas of expertise include: arbitration and mediation, asset protection and recovery, banking, commercial litigation, factoring, fraud, insurance claims, landlord and tenant protection, professional and disciplinary tribunals, and professional negligence claims. The firm also operates in a number of specialist sectors that include insurance, media and entertainment, contentious probate and a focus on international disputes and arbitration.

Corporate: Healys’ Corporate team is equipped to handle a full range of corporate transactional work for UK and international clients. The team has an extensive network of professional contacts, ensuring that appropriate expertise and advice is provided for each transaction, and every client receives an efficient service tailored to their needs. The firm’s corporate services include; debt capital markets, equity capital markets, corporate (private and public) M & A, corporate and partnership structures, funds, corporate governance and regulatory compliance, private equity, reorganisation and restructuring, partnerships and LLPs, and joint ventures and collaborations.

Personal injury/medical negligence: Healys has a dedicated personal injury team with experienced lawyers and staff that specialise in the field. The firm deals with cases of work-related injuries, car accidents, slip or trip accidents, motorcycle accidents, injuries from faulty products, food poisoning, industrial diseases, mismanaged cosmetic surgery, or any other personal injury incident in which the victim was not at fault or only partially at fault. The team has many years’ experience in representing clients who have suffered from catastrophic injuries which have life-altering consequences, such as amputations, acquired brain injury, spinal injury and clinical negligence.

Department Name Email Telephone
Senior Partner Marios Pattihis 020 7822 4000
Managing Partner Dino Skinner 01273 685 888
Real Estate Kiri Kkoshi 020 7822 4000
Corporate and Commercial Andrew Williamson 0207 822 4000
Litigation David Bailey 01273 685 888
Professional Negligence Robert Johnson 020 7822 4000
Personal Injury Trevor Henley 01273 685 888
Photo Name Position Profile
 Tracey Cipolla  photo Tracey Cipolla
 Mark Davies  photo Mark Davies
 Robert Johnson  photo Robert Johnson
 Paul Keown  photo Paul Keown
 Kiri Kkoshi  photo Kiri Kkoshi
 Jerome O’Sullivan  photo Jerome O’Sullivan
 Nils Reid  photo Nils Reid
 Ivon Sampson  photo Ivon Sampson
 Omar Shams  photo Omar Shams
 Andrew Sparrow  photo Andrew Sparrow
 Andrew Williamson  photo Andrew Williamson
 Daniel Winslow  photo Daniel Winslow
Number of UK partners : 24
Number of other UK fee-earners : 53
Law Society of England and Wales
IBA (International Bar Association)