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Harbottle & Lewis LLP


Harbottle & Lewis LLP - London
  • Hanover House
  • 14 Hanover Square
  • London
  • Greater London
  • UK
  • W1S 1HP
  • Managing Partner Glen Atchison
  • Senior Partner Gerrard Tyrrell
  • Number of partners 35
  • Assiociates  26
  • Senior Associates 12 
  • Other fee-earners  20

The Firm Harbottle & Lewis provides pro-active legal advice to dynamic and creative clients. The firm is particularly skilled at advising those in the business of creating and exploiting intellectual property and other valuable rights, as well as those maintaining and generating active capital. The primary sectors in which the firm advises are media and entertainment; technology; advertising, marketing and sponsorship; sport; charities; retail; property; travel and leisure.

Principal Areas of Work Harbottle & Lewis provides advice to businesses on commercial, corporate, charity, employment, family, finance, intellectual property, litigation and property law. The services provided to individuals include asset freezing, employment, family, high-value residential property, mediation, personal injury, philanthropy, tax, trusts and probate.

The firm offers specialist advice to clients in all areas of the communications and creative industries including advertising, broadcasting, digital media, fashion, film, interactive entertainment, live events, media finance, music, publishing, sponsorship, sport, television and theatre. Having been at the centre of many of these industries’ largest and most high profile transactions and cases, the firm has a strong reputation for its work in these areas. It also advises on regulatory matters and the legal issues faced by organisations and individuals in the media spotlight, such as defamation, data protection, privacy and image rights.

Clients Harbottle & Lewis take a personal approach to the relationship with its clients and provides commercial advice and pragmatic solutions to its clients’ specific needs. Clients range from early stage companies to major corporations and include multinational brands and rights owners, early stage venture capital funds and investment companies, as well as entrepreneurs and leading individuals. Examples include: Ben Sherman, Chelsea FC, Comic Relief, Conor Maynard, David and Victoria Beckham, Diageo, Emirates, England Cricket Team, Hachette UK, IMO Car Wash, Jamie Cullum, Kate Moss, MAMA Group, Microsoft, Neal Street Productions, Penguin, PGA European Tour, Prescience Film Finance, PROfounders Capital, Raymond Gubbay Limited, Take 2 Interactive, The Royal Household, Universal Music Group, Universal Pictures, Virgin Group, and Wolford London.

Recent highlights include acting for Diageo on its partnership with Formula 1; advising Free The Children in relation to the We Day Event at Wembley Arena; acting for DreamWorks on films including The Hundred-Foot Journey and The Fifth Estate; advising Microsoft on its launch of Xbox One; and advising Blackwell’s on the development of its first digital reading platform.

Other recent work includes acting on the acquisition of Victoria Beckham’s first store; advising Carnival Productions on the TV production of Dracula; advising on the award winning musical The Book of Mormon; advising on the ‘Invictus Games’; as well as advising many tech industry start-ups and app developers.

The firm continues to act for high net worth individuals and public figures on all aspects of their personal and financial affairs and has a niche expertise advising clients within the LGBT community. Spears Wealth Management named the firm ‘Law Firm of the Year’ for its work involving privacy matters, defamation and reputation management in 2013. The firm has advised a number of clients on sensitive employment matters; on the sale and purchase of multi-million pound residential properties; on effective tax structuring of new and existing businesses for entrepreneurs; on the administration of significant UK trusts and estates; and immigration for Tier 1 Investors and Entrepreneurs.

Barry Mordsley, Partner Barry has a huge body of experience advising clients in a wide range of industries and sectors on both contentious and non-contentious employment issues. He specialises in senior executive severance, restrictive covenants and team moves, changes to contracts and all areas of discrimination. Barry is a former Chair of the International Bar Association’s Discrimination Law Committee, Director of the Global Employment Institute of the International Bar Association and a Founder Member of the Employment Lawyers Association, Management Committee. He sat as an Employment Judge (part-time) from 1984-2011.

Daniel Tozer, Partner
Dan has joined the firm with extensive experience in the online and mobile communications industries. Originally in private practice, Dan joined Vodafone in 2004 and spent nine years there in a variety of senior legal roles supporting business units dealing with content acquisition (from movie studios, TV companies, music labels and games developers), research and development worldwide, technology infrastructure projects, global mobile handset supplier relationships and global consumer service propositions.

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation  18%
  • Corporate 20%
  • Private Client 28%
  • Property 7%
  • Other 27%
  • Advertising & Marketing Andy Millmore
  • Broadcasting & Space Law Tony Ballard
  • Charity & Philanthropy David Scott
  • Commercial Property Leo Marino, Robert Reilly
  • Corporate & Commercial Colin Howes
  • Corporate Finance Tim Parker
  • Corporate Recovery & Insolvency Rhys Llewellyn
  • Data Protection Daniel Tozer
  • Employment Marian Derham, Howard Hymanson
  • Family Tom Farley-Hills
  • Fashion Sandi Simons
  • Film Jonathan Berger
  • Intellectual Property Andy Millmore
  • Interactive Entertainment Alan Moss, Mark Phillips
  • LGBT Linzi Bull
  • Litigation Andy Millmore
  • Media Finance Alan Moss, Abigail Payne
  • Music Chloe Forsyth
  • Personal Injury Daniel Marks
  • Private Wealth Glen Atchison
  • Publishing Shireen Peermohamed
  • Reputation Management Gerrard Tyrrell
  • Residential Property Mel Benson
  • Retail Mel Benson
  • Sponsorship Bob Mitchell
  • Sport Bob Mitchell
  • Tax Glen Atchison
  • Technology Tony Ballard, Daniel Tozer
  • Theatre & Performing Arts Neil Adleman
  • Television Jonathan Berger
  • Venture Capital Tony Littner


  • Hanover House,
  • 14 Hanover Square,
  • London,
  • Greater London
  • UK
  • W1S 1HP
  • Tel (020) 7667 5000
  • Fax (020) 7667 5100
  • DX 44617 Mayfair
  • Email : info@harbottle.com
  • Website : www.harbottle.com