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Chambers of Monica Carss-Frisk QC and Anthony Peto QC Offices
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Robert Howe QC
London Bar > Media and entertainment (including art and cultural property)Within: Media and entertainment - Leading Silks -
Blackstone Chambers is ‘the first port of call for media, entertainment, and sports sector work’ boasting ‘some excellent juniors and industry leading QCs’. The group is known for its trade mark and copyright expertise across the industries. In recent case highlights, Ian Mill QC represented Ed Sheeran, and the co-writers and publishers of the song ‘Shape of You’, in seeking a declaration that the song did not infringe any copyrights of the defendant; while Robert Howe QC and James Segan were instructed to act for the Performing Right Society (PRS) and the Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society (MCPS) against the BBC in a case to decide how much the broadcaster must pay annually for its blanket licence to use music in television programmes. Tom Hickman QC took silk in 2019 and Pushpinder Saini QC will join the High Court in October 2019.
London Bar > International arbitration: counselWithin: Leading Silks -
Blackstone Chambers is ‘particularly strong in the mid and junior level silk bracket, with a number of strong individuals‘, says a source. The set’s barristers are capable of handling a variety of disputes, including BIT claims, across a wide range of sectors. Notable mandates include $650m LCIA shareholder dispute concerning a Caribbean development project, in which Robert Howe QC was one of three members involved. Harish Salve is also known for his strong India-related expertise.