OUR TEAM
David Andrews >
Head of Employment

David is a partner at Lee & Thompson and head of the firm’s Employment Group. He has many years experience advising on contentious and non-contentious employment matters for a range […]

Read more ›
Reno Antoniades >
Partner

Reno is Managing Partner of Lee & Thompson and a Partner in the firm’s Film and Television Groups. He trained at the City firm Herbert Smith and spent the first […]

Read more ›
Mark Ashelford >
Partner

Mark’s practice is focused on digital platforms, social media influencers and e-commerce which he combines with over 15 years’ experience in music and publishing. He is described as an “industry-leading authority on digital […]

Read more ›
Martyn Bailey >
Partner

Martyn is a partner in the firm’s Dispute Resolution Group. Prior to joining Lee & Thompson in 2016, Martyn spent ten years as a partner at Forbes Anderson Free, a […]

Read more ›
Sarah Barker >
Partner

Sarah is Partner in Lee & Thompson’s Corporate & Commercial Department and heads up the firm’s dedicated Art and Fashion Groups. A general corporate and commercial practitioner with a specialism […]

Read more ›
James Beshoff >
Consultant

James (Jim) is a consultant to Lee & Thompson’s Corporate & Commercial Group, specialising in corporate transactional work. Jim qualified in 1986 and went onto to become equity partner in […]

Read more ›
Anna Bowsher >
Associate

Anna read Archaeology & Anthropology at the University of Bristol before completing her LLB at the College of Law in London. After completing her training contract at Lee & Thompson, […]

Read more ›
Dominic Bray >
Partner

Dominic is a partner in the firm’s Dispute Resolution Group. Prior to joining Lee & Thompson in 2016, Dominic was a partner at Forbes Anderson Free, a highly respected boutique […]

Read more ›
Mike Brookes >
Partner

Mike is a partner at Lee & Thompson and head of the firm’s Reputation Protection Group. He is also a key member of the firm’s Dispute Resolution team. He joined […]

Read more ›
Mary Burrows >
Partner

Mary is a partner in Lee & Thompson’s Television Group. She joined the firm in 2013 after 13 years at FremantleMediaUK (previously TalkbackTHAMES) where most recently she was Head of […]

Read more ›
Wayne Codogan >
Associate

Wayne is an Associate in the firm’s Film & Television Group. He studied Law at Queen Mary, before completing the Legal Practice Course at City Law School where he graduated […]

Read more ›
Frania Cooper >
Associate

Frania is an Associate in the firm’s Dispute Resolution Group. She graduated from Oxford with a degree in English before converting to Law. Having trained at City firm K&L Gates […]

Read more ›
Leo Dawkins >
Senior Associate

Leo is a Senior Associate in Lee & Thompson’s Dispute Resolution and Reputation Protection Groups.  He studied music at university before converting to law and trained at media firm Carter-Ruck. […]

Read more ›
Lawrence Engel >
Head of Music

Lawrence is a partner at Lee & Thompson and heads the firm’s highly regarded Music Group. He started his career in 1994 and joined Lee & Thompson in 2009 having […]

Read more ›
Will Everitt >
Partner

Will is a partner in the firm’s Music Group having specialised in media and entertainment law since qualification and is a named lawyer in the Legal 500. Will’s music clients […]

Read more ›
Johan Ewing >
Senior Associate

Johan joined the firm’s Film & Television Group in 2017 and assists on all matters related to the development, production, financing and distribution of film and television production. Johan completed […]

Read more ›
Carrie Finlay >
Associate

Carrie is an Associate in the firm’s Film & Television Group and assists on all matters related to the development, production, financing and distribution of television productions. A joint British/Canadian […]

Read more ›
Noorjhan Flanagan >
Associate

Noorjhan qualified as a solicitor in 2010 and with a desire to combine her longstanding passion for music and law, she has developed a specialism in the music and entertainment industries. Before […]

Read more ›
Andrew Forbes >
Head of Dispute Resolution

Andrew is a partner at Lee & Thompson and head of the firm’s Dispute Resolution Group. Prior to joining Lee & Thompson in 2016, Andrew spent 14 years as the […]

Read more ›
Tim Fowler >
Senior Associate

Tim is a lawyer in the firm’s Music Group. Tim has specialised in music and entertainment law since qualifying as a solicitor in 2006. After training in the city at […]

Read more ›
Dominic Free >
Consultant

Dominic is a partner in the firm’s Dispute Resolution Group. Before joining Lee & Thompson in 2016, Dominic was a partner at Forbes Anderson Free, a highly respected boutique practice […]

Read more ›
Jeremy Gawade >
Partner

Jeremy is a partner with over 25 years experience in the film and television sectors. Jeremy worked in industry, firstly as a partner in an international film and television distribution […]

Read more ›
Marek George >
Associate

After completing an undergraduate degree in Law followed by a Masters in Media Law, both at Kings College London, Marek undertook his Legal Practice Course at BPP Law School. His […]

Read more ›
Simon Goodbody >
Senior Associate

Simon is a Senior Associate in the firm’s Dispute Resolution Group. Prior to joining Lee & Thompson in 2016, Simon spent seven years at Forbes Anderson Free, a highly respected […]

Read more ›
Efrat Gordon >
Associate

Efrat is an Associate in the firm’s Employment Group. Efrat studied Biomedical Chemistry at the University of Warwick. She is fluent in Hebrew and spent a year working abroad prior […]

Read more ›
Alex Hazeldean >
Trainee

Alex read Law at the University of Leeds prior to completing the LPC at the University of Law, graduating in 2014. Alex joined Lee & Thompson’s Family group as a […]

Read more ›
Kieran Jay >
Partner

Kieran joined Lee & Thompson in May 2011 as a Partner. He has developed a significant and ever-growing artist-orientated music practice representing leading artists, song-writers, producers and mixers as well […]

Read more ›
Lale Kemal >
Associate

Lale trained and worked as an intellectual property lawyer at Norton Rose Fulbright for five years. She advises on a range of intellectual property matters (including trade marks, copyright, design […]

Read more ›
Robert Lee >
Consultant

Robert Lee co-founded Lee & Thompson in 1983. Since he qualified in 1972 he has been pre-eminent in his chosen field. The opening lyrics of Roxy Music’s 1972 debut single […]

Read more ›
Richard Lever >
Head of Television

Richard is a partner and heads Lee & Thompson’s Television Group, advising a diverse and extensive television client list which includes most of the UK’s leading television production companies. He […]

Read more ›
Michael Lucas >
Trainee

Michael read Law at King’s College London. Prior to joining Lee & Thompson as a paralegal in January 2015 he spent two years in the in-house legal team at commodity […]

Read more ›
Lyall Mabin >
Associate

Lyall is an Associate in the firm’s Film & Television Group. He completed a Bachelor of Arts in film at the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live […]

Read more ›
Brian McSharry >
Trainee

Brian studied Business and Law at University College Dublin before completing his LLM at Trinity College Dublin. He then spent a year working in the in-house legal team at Discovery […]

Read more ›
Joshua Metliss >
Senior Associate

Joshua trained as a solicitor in the City before continuing his career at a West End media practice. He joined Lee & Thompson from sports, fashion and outdoor brands owner […]

Read more ›
Christos Michaels >
Head of Film

Christos is a partner and heads Lee & Thompson’s Film Group. He trained at magic circle city law firm Linklaters and then specialised there in international project finance before joining […]

Read more ›
Zoe Morris >
Associate

Zoe is an Associate in the firm’s Dispute Resolution and Reputation Protection Groups. After graduating from the University of Warwick with a degree in Law, Zoe trained at DLA Piper. […]

Read more ›
Huw Morris >
Partner

Huw is a Partner in Lee & Thompson’s Marketing & Advertising Group. He joined the firm in August 2017 from Reed Smith where he was head of the UK Advertising […]

Read more ›
Malcolm Murray >
Head of Corporate

  Malcolm is a partner and heads up Lee & Thompson’s Corporate & Commercial Group. He has many years’ experience advising on company, corporate, corporate finance and general commercial deals for […]

Read more ›
Campbell Naylor >
Associate

Campbell studied Law & Sociology at the University of Warwick, before training as a solicitor with city firm Linklaters. On qualification in 2014, Campbell joined Linklaters’ capital markets practice, working […]

Read more ›
Nicki Parfitt >
Partner

Nicki trained at the city firm Denton Hall and, after qualifying in 1993, spent two years in their media department specialising in publishing and libel law and also acting for […]

Read more ›
Lizzie Payne-James >
Senior Associate

Lizzie is a solicitor in Lee & Thompson’s Music Group. Lizzie read Chinese Studies at the University of Cambridge and lived in Beijing as part of her course. After completing […]

Read more ›
Angela Scurrah >
Senior Associate

Angela graduated from the University of Tasmania with a combined Arts Law Degree in 2006 and was later admitted to the Supreme Court of Tasmania and the High Court of […]

Read more ›
Oli Shipton >
Partner

Oli is a Partner and a member of the firm’s Corporate & Commercial Group.  Oli also heads up the firm’s Sports Group. His practice focuses on advising businesses in the […]

Read more ›
Mark Stafford >
Partner

Mark is a partner in the firm’s Dispute Resolution, Brand Protection and Digital & Technology Groups. He joined Lee & Thompson in 2006 and handles all types of contentious work […]

Read more ›
Lee Stone >
Partner

Lee is a partner in Lee & Thompson’s Film and Television Groups. Upon qualifying at SNR Denton (then Denton Hall) in 1998, Lee worked at Endemol UK, where he gained […]

Read more ›
Lucy Strauss >
Senior Associate

Lucy began her career in the City at K&L Gates LLP before joining Lee & Thompson as an Associate in the firm’s Corporate Group. Lucy advises on general corporate and […]

Read more ›
Andrew Sturcke >
Senior Associate

Andrew trained with the firm Marriott Harrison. Before joining Lee & Thompson in January 2006, he worked as an in-house solicitor at a leading literary agency. As a Senior Associate […]

Read more ›
Antony Swiatek >
Senior Associate

Antony began his career in the film and television industries with Ingenious Media, working on film financing transactions, before joining Olswang and spending over two years as the firm’s production […]

Read more ›
Sam Tatton-Brown >
Head of Media Finance

Sam is a partner in Lee & Thompson’s Film & TV Group. He joined the firm in 2013 from Davenport Lyons where he was one of the principal partners in […]

Read more ›
Emma Teichmann >
Associate

Emma joined Lee & Thompson in 2017, and is an Associate in the firm’s Dispute Resolution Group. Emma graduated from the University of Oxford with a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics […]

Read more ›
Andrew Thompson >
Partner

Andrew is one of the Lee & Thompson’s founding partners and today is the firm’s Senior Partner. Since he qualified as a solicitor in 1978, his work has always focused […]

Read more ›
James Walker >
Senior Associate

James read International History at The London School of Economics and then graduated from University College London with a Master of Laws degree specialising in international human rights. He trained […]

Read more ›
Julian Ward >
Partner

Julian is Head of Lee & Thompson’s Digital & Technology Group – a digital media, IP and technology lawyer with over 17 years’ experience working across the creative industries advising […]

Read more ›
Gordon Williams >
Partner

Gordon joined the firm as a Partner in 1997 to lead its contentious practice. Representing both individual and corporate clients, he has specialised in the litigation and resolution of entertainment […]

Read more ›