Tom has specialised in dispute resolution in the media and entertainment industries for over 12 years. His practice is split between two main areas: entertainment-related disputes; and reputation protection and media law. Tom also frequently applies his skills to general commercial litigation.
On the entertainment side, Tom advises on copyright, performers’ rights, false endorsement, passing off, royalty, management, agency, shareholder and other contractual and tortious claims for both claimants and defendants. His experience covers music, film, television, theatre, computer games, publishing, art, design and sport (football, cricket, athletics). Tom has advised many world-famous entertainers and rights-holders, and acted in some of the most significant and high-profile cases of the last two decades.
Tom’s media-related practice focuses on reputation protection for high-profile individuals and companies. His experience includes acting for claimants and defendants in defamation proceedings, obtaining privacy injunctions and injunctions for breach of confidence, advising of harassment issues, and defending Advertising Standards Authority complaints.
Tom has been listed in all the major legal directories (Super Lawyers, the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners).