I head Bird & Bird's international Media, Entertainment & Sport sector and focus on litigating disputes relating to content and brands.

My team offers the full range of contentious IP and media law advice, handling complex trade mark and copyright infringement litigation, disputes relating to the dissemination of information (confidential, private, defamatory etc) as well as complaints to UK media regulators including the ASA, IPSO and Ofcom.

I sit on the Copyright and Technology Working Group of the British Copyright Council and am the editor of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Copyright. I appear regularly in the media discussing all aspects of media and IP law and led the team which created our Digital Marketing App and our content platform, MediaWrites.

  • Sony Music & Warner Music v Tune-In (test-case on hyperlinking liability).
  • Take-Two Interactive & Rockstar Games v James & others (series of copyright infringement claims against computer modders).
  • Metropolitan International v Google (first UK case on search engine liability for defamatory search results).
  • Meltwater v Newspaper Licensing Agency (Copyright Tribunal on online news licensing + parallel High Court infringement action + CJEU reference).
  • P, Q & R v Quigley (first UK case to uphold right to privacy in false information).
  • BHA & others v PPL (Copyright Tribunal claim in relation to background music royalties).
  • Al Rajhi v Wall Street Journal (High Court & Court of Appeal, leading case on qualified privilege defence).
  • Kenexa v Alberg (breach of confidence claim with complex forensic issues)
  • JW Spear & Mattel v Zynga (Court of Appeal victory in relation to the iconic Scrabble brand).
Education
  • 1st in Law and French Law (University of Oxford and Universite de Pantheon-Assas)
Admissions
  • Law Society of England & Wales in 1999

International Comparative Legal Guide to Copyright 2019: An update on Copyright Law in the United Kingdom

04 October 2018

The 5th edition of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Copyright 2019 is a practical cross-border insight into patent law, with contributing editor Phi...

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