Tom Weisselberg QC > Chambers of Monica Carss-Frisk QC and Anthony Peto QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Monica Carss-Frisk QC and Anthony Peto QC
Blackstone Chambers
1 Garden Court, Temple
London
EC4Y 9BJ
England

Living Wage

Position

Barrister specialising in commercial law (in particular civil fraud), media and entertainment law, public law and sports law. Full professional career details can be found at www.blackstonechambers.com.

Career

Qualifed 1995; Inner Temple; called to the Bar in the British Virgin Islands; QC 2014.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4

Tom Weisselberg QCBlackstone ChambersAbsolutely first-rate. One of the very very best advocates to work with. Supremely competent and delightful.

London Bar > Fraud: civil

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Tom Weisselberg QCBlackstone ChambersAs good as you could ask for in a civil fraud silk: kind, strategic leadership, excellent advocacy, and a career based on doing the difficult fraud cases.

Blackstone Chambers has ‘some exceptional fraud advocates‘ and is commended for being ‘very strong from top to bottom‘. Civil fraud has always been a key area of focus, and this is reflected in the calibre of cases that the silks and juniors are regularly instructed on. Members often work together on cases, as was the case in Organic Grape Spirit Limited v Nueva IQT where Tom Weisselberg QC and Peter Head successfully represented the appellant in a case with major implications for freezing orders applied to emerging businesses. Another highlight was Privatbank v Kolomoisky and ors in which Robert Anderson QC and Andrew Hunter QC were co-lead counsel for claimant Ukrainian bank.

London Bar > Media and entertainment (including art and cultural property)

(Media and entertainment - Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Tom Weisselberg QCBlackstone ChambersExtremely clever and a masterful advocate in written submissions and cross examination. A valuable cross-over between core media and intellectual property issues.

The ‘go-to set for media-related work’, the large group of barristers at Blackstone Chambers act for music and newspaper publishers, film production companies, composers, artists, authors, and performers in matters ranging from licensing rights and copyright infringement to partnership claims and royalty disputes. In Sheeran & Ors v Chokri & Ors, Ian Mill QC is acting for the singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran and his creative collaborators, who are seeking a declaration that they have not infringed copyright of the defendants in the writing and exploitation of the song “Shape of You”. In Jon Moss v Culture Club, Tom Weisselberg QC (leading Celia Rooney) represents Jon Moss, the former drummer in Culture Club, in partnership claims against his former bandmates, including Boy George, following his ejection from the group.