Media, entertainment & sport
Chambers & Partners 2013
Michael Silverleaf QC of 11 South Square studied science before coming to the law, and is a rounded IP professional handling patent, trade mark and copyright work. His media work is significant and he has a client list that includes MTV. This ”feisty, strong advocate is clear-thinking” yet “down to earth and approachable.” His recent highlights include advising on a number of civil claims relating to the alleged phone hacking case.
Legal 500 2011
Within Media, entertainment and sport, 11 South Square (Michael Silverleaf QC) is a third tier set,
At specialist IP set 11 South Square, ‘feisty advocate’ Michael Silverleaf QC ‘engenders real confidence in clients and solicitors’, and is advising News Group Newspapers (NGN) over allegations of phone hacking made against News of the World. ‘Formidable advocate and excellent cross-examiner’ Iain Purvis QC led Tom Alkin in a copyright infringement claim made by client Lady Gaga against Mind Candy, who was represented by Mark Vanhegan QC and Hugo Cuddigan. Cuddigan also represented Sportradar in the High Court and in the Court of Appeal in a case concerning allegations of database infringement.