Media & Entertainment Barristers

Media & Entertainment

What our barristers offer

39 Essex Chambers has a full complement of leading barristers with considerable experience of acting for clients in the media and entertainment sectors. They have a deep knowledge and understanding of all the business needs and practicalities that are particular to media and entertainment. We offer our clients an expert, multi-faceted and practically focused service.

Who our media and entertainment barristers act for

39 Essex Chambers’ barristers advise and represent household name performers, writers and groups, record companies, film distributors and managers.

Our barristers have much experience of advising on all aspects of the regulation of the sector, including drafting representations to OFCOM.

The media and entertainment team is renowned for its knowledge of the regulation of cross-border satellite broadcasting within the EU. Our barristers have advised broadcasting organisations in Eire, Sweden, Luxembourg and the UK on the regulation of cross-border broadcasting.

Which areas of media and entertainment we cover

  • Contract disputes
  • Freedom of expression
  • Brand and reputation management
  • European Union and competition law
  • Copyright
  • Data protection
  • Defamation
  • Dispute resolution
  • Employers liability
  • Information technology
  • Intellectual property
  • Licensing
  • Personal injury
  • Clinical negligence
  • Privacy
  • Regulatory and disciplinary

Who to contact

Mark Regan

Mark Regan is the Practice Manager - Commercial for the Media & Entertainment team and will, along with the clerking team below, be able to help you with any questions.


Mark ReganEmail


Call: +44 (0)20 7634 9082


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Neil Block QC

Neil Block QC

Call: 1980 Silk: 2002

Alison Foster QC

Alison Foster QC

Call: 1984 Silk: 2002

Nigel Pleming QC

Nigel Pleming QC

Call: 1971 Silk: 1992

Richard Spearman QC

Richard Spearman QC

Call: 1977 Silk: 1996

Stuart Catchpole QC *

Stuart Catchpole QC *

Call: 1987 Silk: 2002

Sean Wilken QC

Sean Wilken QC

Call: 1991 Silk: 2010

Eleanor Grey QC

Eleanor Grey QC

Call: 1990 Silk: 2011

Jenni Richards QC

Jenni Richards QC

Call: 1991 Silk: 2011

Hefin Rees QC

Hefin Rees QC

Call: 1992 Silk: 2013

Marion Smith QC

Marion Smith QC

Call: 1981 Silk: 2015

James Ramsden QC

James Ramsden QC

Call: 1987 Silk: 2016

Andrew Tabachnik QC

Andrew Tabachnik QC

Call: 1991 Silk: 2017

Simon Edwards

Simon Edwards

Call: 1978

Jonathan Bellamy

Jonathan Bellamy

Call: 1986

Adam Robb

Adam Robb

Call: 1995

Rose Grogan

Rose Grogan

Call: 2010

James Potts

James Potts

Call: 2011

Paul Hayes

Paul Hayes

Call: 2005

Call +44 (0)20 7832 1111 for more information

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