David Hansel > Hansel Henson > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Hansel Henson
3rd Floor, 8 Bloomsbury Street
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Work Department

IP/digital media.


David works with brands and digital media across the range of areas with which they connect with consumers, including sport, fashion, TV, gaming and interactive entertainment. In recent years David has advised many leading global brands and content and platform providers. This work ranges from commercial contracts to infringement matters.


Trained Edward Lewis; qualified 1995; partner and head of department Memery Crystal 2000; joint founder and partner Hansel Henson 2009.


Royal Television Society.


Bishop Gove Comprehensive School, Swansea; Warwick University, (1989 BA (Hons) Law & Sociology); College of Law, Chester (1992 Law Society Finals); King’s College London (1997 Post Graduate Diploma Copyright Law).


Film, running, rugby and Swansea City season ticketholder.

Lawyer Rankings

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

David Hansel and Tom Henson lead the boutique firm Hansel Henson and focus their expertise exclusively on digital media and IP law. Henson has expertise with regards to the commercial exploitation of his clients’ offerings whereas Hansel acts on matters concerning converging technologies and digital advertising. Sarah Wells handles a range of contractual work, including matters concerning app development, marketing, and social media influencers. In a recent highlight the three worked together in advising LipSync on various film financing deals.

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property: trade marks, copyright and design

Hansel Henson‘s boutique IP offering provides expertise to its international client base covering trade marks, copyright, and designs; key areas of knowledge encompass portfolio management issues, trade mark and design disputes, and invalidity actions. David Hansel and Justine Flockhart co-lead the practice, which is well known for its experience in brand litigation, handling disputes at the High Court level for a broad range of clients.