Paddy has litigated many disputes through to trial, although where possible he seeks to settle them through ADR. He always seeks to deploy a sensible, pragmatic and cost-effective approach for clients. He has represented both corporates and high net worth individuals, including PRS for Music, Sir Elton John, U2, PPL and the Jimi Hendrix and Bob Marley estates. Paddy is recommended in Chambers & Partners as a leading individual for disputes in the music industry, having been praised by clients as a sound technician with a clear understanding of our needs and a desire to achieve them in a cost-efficient way. He is also recommended in Legal 500 for media litigation, which describes him as a strong tactician.
Paddy Gardiner is head of the firm's disputes group and is described by commentators as "very able" in the context of contentious music matters and litigation. He is particularly well regarded for his music-collecting societies practice.CHAMBERS & PARTNERS, 2017
Particularly esteemed for his work in music copyright infringement cases, the "excellent" Gardiner is singled out for praise by observers as "a very bright litigator."CHAMBERS & PARTNERS, 2014