Associated services

We understand that you operate in the real world and that you can’t avoid all risk. So we focus on assessing your risk and lowering it to acceptable levels through constructively amending copy.

We have a proven track-record of working closely with editors to ensure publication of good stories. Deadlines are paramount, so we are always on call, including evenings and weekends, and are available when required.

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Where complaints occur, we assess them swiftly and commercially. We understand the importance of avoiding litigation, and that sometimes it is advisable to correct a story. However, we also know that you won’t want to set precedents, so we can react bullishly, explaining why articles are protected by one or more defences.

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Associated services

We understand that you operate in the real world and that you can’t avoid all risk. So we focus on assessing your risk and lowering it to acceptable levels through constructively amending copy.

We have a proven track-record of working closely with editors to ensure publication of good stories. Deadlines are paramount, so we are always on call, including evenings and weekends, and are available when required.

Find out more

Where complaints occur, we assess them swiftly and commercially. We understand the importance of avoiding litigation, and that sometimes it is advisable to correct a story. However, we also know that you won’t want to set precedents, so we can react bullishly, explaining why articles are protected by one or more defences.

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Case Study

The Jewish Chronicle

Advising The Jewish Chronicle on litigation, intellectual property and data protection matters including the weekly pre-publication libel reading of the entire newspaper. Recently we defended a libel complaint brought by rapper, Kareem Dennis, along with addressing a potentially serious contempt …

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Recommendations

‘Martin Ochs: his mix between business/commercialism and legal is what makes him perfect for us. He gives good and useful advice.’

Legal 500 2021 Testimonial - Media and Entertainment (including Media Finance) - ranked: Tier 3

‘With “true sector expertise”, Hamlins LLP is particularly well-known for its experience in the music sector, where it acts for UK music collecting societies, musicians and music publishers. Martin Ochs (who attracts praise for his “brilliant attention to detail and knowledge of copyright law”) leads the music sector practice. Beyond the music space, the group has a strong media offering headed up by Christopher Hutchings.’

Legal 500 2021 - Media and Entertainment (including Media Finance) - ranked: Tier 3

‘True sector expertise.’

Legal 500 2021 Testimonial - Media and Entertainment (including Media Finance) - ranked: Tier 3

‘Hamlins LLP stands out for its contentious music practice; the team, which is led by Martin Ochs (Next Generation Partner), handles litigation for the leading UK collecting societies, PPL, PRS For Music and PPLPRS.’

Legal 500 2020 - Media and Entertainment (Tier 3)

‘Christopher Hutchings (Notable Practitioner) heads the firm’s entertainment and media department and is noted for his extensive experience in reputation management matters including defamation and privacy disputes.’

Chambers and Partners 2020 (Notable Practitioner)

The team delivers ‘sensible, commercial advice’ and the team has ‘particularly good knowledge of the music business’.

Legal 500 2019

Our Experience

    • Advising Euromoney Publications on litigation, intellectual property and data protection matters
    • Advising SelectScience, an online publisher for the science laboratory community, on a range of IP and contractual matters
    • Advising Whicker’s World Foundation on a range of IP and contractual matters in relation to their funding of documentary film projects
    • Advising Bonnier Zeffre on litigation, intellectual property and data protection matters
    • Advising The Jewish Chronichle on litigation, intellectual property and data protection matters including the weekly pre-publication libel reading of the entire newspaper. Recently we defended a libel complaint brought by rapper, Kareem Dennis, along with addressing a potentially serious contempt of court issue arising from the reporting of a criminal case relating to alleged sympathy with Nazis.
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