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: Digital content & social

Boutique firm Hansel Henson is known for its exclusive focus on digital media and IP. Thomas Henson acts for clients seeking to monetise their content and services through television, Web2 and Web3, and mobile and games consoles; he co-founded the firm alongside David Hansel, an expert in matters concerning convergent technologies and digital advertising. Sarah Wells handles contractual mandates involving app development, marketing, social media influencers, software licensing and other commercial agreements.

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

The ‘diligent and personable’ team at Hansel Henson is trusted by entrepreneur-led businesses, ranging from start-ups to major corporations, with IP disputes and trade mark portfolio management, among other matters. David Hansel co-leads the practice, with demonstrable experience in convergent technologies, notably copyright issues in relation to internet-based consumer applications and AI. Fellow co-lead Justine Flockhart has a wealth of experience in the trade mark sphere. Thomas Henson is particularly active in the digital media sector, while associate Will Holmes assists clients in thd publishing, gaming and consumer goods sectors on various copyright, trade mark and registered design disputes.