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)

The intellectual property and digital media boutique Hansel Henson advises clients on bringing apps to the market, publishing and broadcasting content online, as well as brand communication. David Hansel focuses on IP, contracts and regulatory work, while Tom Henson handles media rights matters and has expertise in convergent technologies. Sarah Wells advises on commercial agreements in the fields of app development and marketing, relating to social media influencers. The team also counts international companies among its clients and regularly handles multijurisdictional work.

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

As part of its global portfolio management offering, boutique firm Hansel Henson represents international clients in the defence of invalidity actions and oppositions to trade mark and design assets. David Hansel (who co-heads the practice with Justine Flockhart) is a well-known name in the field of ‘easy’ litigation, having defended a string of businesses in actions initiated by EasyGroup, including High Court proceedings.