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Chambers of Monica Carss-Frisk QC and Anthony Peto QC

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BLACKSTONE HOUSE, TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 9BW, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7583 1770
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www.blackstonechambers.com

Ian Mill QC

Tel:
Work 020 7583 1770
Email:
Blackstone Chambers (Chambers of Monica Carss-Frisk QC and Anthony Peto QC)

Position

Barrister specialising in commercial law; media and entertainment law; sports law; intellectual property. Full professional career details can be found at www.blackstonechambers.com.

Career

Qualified 1981; Middle Temple; QC 1999; joint head of Chambers 2004-2012.


London Bar

Commercial litigation

Within: Leading Silks

Ian Mill QC - Blackstone ChambersA forceful leader - authoritative, sharp and decisive.

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Fraud: civil

Within: Leading Silks

Ian Mill QC - Blackstone ChambersHas an excellent mind, with an encyclopaedic knowledge of the law.

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Intellectual property

Within: Leading Silks

Ian Mill QC - Blackstone ChambersHe is incisive and has great focus on the points which really matter.

Within: Intellectual property

Blackstone Chambers attracts praise for its 'astounding breadth of expertise', 'strength in depth', and 'modern approach', and is known for its expertise in copyright, trade mark disputes, particularly in the media and entertainment sector. In a recent highlight Ian Mill QC and Tom Cleaver represented The Racing Partnership and others in a copyright and database rights infringement claim against several defendants, including Sports Information Services Limited, by which Michael Bloch QC was instructed. Bloch QC was also instructed by the easyGroup in several brand protection matters.

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International arbitration: counsel

Within: Leading Silks

Ian Mill QC - Blackstone ChambersBrings outstanding leadership, advocacy and clarity of thought.

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Media and entertainment (including art and cultural property)

Within: Media and entertainment - Leading Silks

Ian Mill QC - Blackstone ChambersHe is an outstanding advocate – the man for the big occasion.

Within: Media and entertainment (including art and cultural property)

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.

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Sport

Within: Leading Silks

Ian Mill QC - Blackstone ChambersA formidable advocate with the gravitas clients are looking for.

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