Jessie Bowhill > 8 New Square Intellectual Property > London, England > Lawyer Profile

8 New Square Intellectual Property
8 New Square


Jessie is an intellectual property barrister with a focus on media and entertainment cases who specialises in copyright, trade marks, design rights, passing off, confidential information and privacy claims. She is particularly well-known for her music industry practice. For recent cases please see website entry at


Kendrick Girls School; University of Bristol; Inns of Court School of Law (Prince of Wales Scholar). Called 2003, Gray’s Inn; contributor to Bullen, Leake and Jacob’s ‘Precedents of Pleadings’. 




Chancery Bar Association.


Kendrick Girls School; University of Bristol (2002 LLB Hons 2(1)); Inns of Court School of Law (2003 BVC very competent), Prince of Wales Scholar.


Classical pianist.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Media and entertainment

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Jessie Bowhill8 New SquareJessie has superb knowledge of music theory which, combined with her knowledge of the law, makes her a compelling choice in disputes relating to musical works.

The set at 8 New Square acts in a variety of disputes involving broadcasters and internet service providers, dealing with issues across the advertising, television, and film industries. Acting for Ed Sheeran and the remaining claimants, Jessie Bowhill was led in a dispute over the authorship of “Shape of You”. In addition, Jonathan Hill acted for the claimant in Shazam Productions v Only Fools The Dining Experience, a copyright dispute relating to the defendant’s use of characters and lines from Only Fools and Horses in a theatrical dining experience. In addition, Jaani Riordan represented Nintendo against six main British ISPs in a mandatory injunction claim with the objective of having them disable access to websites with pirated copies of the claimant’s games for its Switch console.

London Bar > Intellectual property

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Jessie Bowhill8 New SquareAmazing court presence – absolutely excellent cross-examination. She is superb at dealing with issues raised by the judge when on her feet, and as such is really quick minded. He submissions are clear and concise.