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.

Described as “brilliant” by Legal 500, Leo has considerable experience in all types of media litigation and dispute resolution, including defamation, privacy, harassment, data protection and intellectual property matters. He regularly provides advice to individuals and companies in pre and post publication disputes with newspapers and broadcasters and has also acted for dozens of phone hacking victims in claims against Mirror Group and News Group Newspapers, netting over £3 million in damages for his clients. In film and television, Leo regularly provides pre-publication clearance advice to production companies and other publishers.

Leo also has a varied commercial practice, advising clients in relation to other disputes within the media and entertainment industries, including those involving breach of contract, intellectual property and insolvency issues.


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