Adam founded Brandsmiths in 2014. He is a strategic advisor to clients in the IP, Sports and Tech sectors, specialising in litigation. Adam is a recommended leader in his field in Chambers and Legal 500, and is a London Super Lawyer. He is liked by clients for his "excellent advice and consistent follow-up" and regularly appears on TV and radio.
Adam has also founded businesses outside law, and holds a variety of non-executive director positions with organisations in the Tech and FMCG sectors.
Hayley helped found and launch Brandsmiths. Hayley works with clients in Sports, IP, and Litigation with a particular focus on working with start-ups and helping businesses in the tech sector fulfil their potential. During her training Hayley was seconded to Lucozade Ribena Suntory where she gained insight to the inner workings of a global business.
Hayley regularly attends Hackathons across London providing legal insight and business advice.
Andy is an experienced IP litigator. He has a particular specialism in trade marks, passing off and copyright matters. Andy has led a number of reported, high profile IP cases including the famous Red Bus copyright case. Andy has also developed a practice in defamation, harassment and privacy matters.
Andy contributed to the book Copyright Law for Artists, Photographers and Designers (December 2010) written by Gillian Davies.
He is the firm's IPLA representative contributing to submissions on both the effectiveness of current laws and proposals to change the law.
Andy taught at UCL law faculty in January 2017 as part of a two day course " Privacy Online and Offline: The citizen, the Personal and the Public Interest" alongside a number of distinguished speakers.
Amy became a Trainee Solicitor in September 2016 and undertakes both contentious and non-contentious work. She has experience of working with high profile clients on IP and commercial matters, and has assisted closely on cases to obtain injunctive relief.
Ben helped to found Brandsmiths after qualifying at an International firm. He advises clients across the Sports, Tech and IP sectors, acting for many of them in the High Court and before a range of sporting tribunals. Ben also specialises in the drafting and negotiation of commercial agreements.
Ben provides sports law analysis for media outlets such as Sky Sports and is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and French.
Rob has both extensive commercial and litigious experience. Prior to joining Brandsmiths, Rob was Legal Counsel at a FTSE60 constituent for over 3.5 years.
With a mix of litigious and commercial work, Rob's specialism includes advising on all aspects of international and domestic commercial arrangements and dispute management, along with handling: Sport, Insolvency, Asset-Finance recoveries, and Consumer Credit Act related matters. Rob often acts as out-house general counsel for many clients, providing a practical approach in a down-to-earth manner.
David is a solicitor and a certified football agent. David has advised and represented various football clubs, players and agents in respect of a range of legal issues. In particular, David has experience in recouping unpaid agents fees and player salaries; advising on image rights, sponsorship and commercial opportunities. David has also provided comment on various sports law issues for media outlets.
John advises on a range of IP, media and commercial matters with a particular focus on litigation.
John has a wide breadth of experience; successfully advising international corporations to start-up businesses. He has also acted for a number of sports and media personalities.
Yannis is a trainee undertaking a variety of contentious and non-contentious work.
Yannis spent five years at Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit, where he managed and negotiated disputes involving corporate piracy and the distribution of unlicensed/counterfeit software products.
Sam joined Brandsmiths in May 2017 and provides assistance on all matters. Sam has previously worked at a magic circle law firm and in-house for a Fintech company.
Michael helped found the Manchester office and provides pragmatic, results focused advice across a range of IP, media and commercial legal matters.
Michael has particular expertise in contentious IP, Sport and injunction matters (including harassment orders). Michael also prepares and implements agreements for clients ranging from world renowned brands to companies in their first years of trading. Michael provides media commentary on IP issues for BBC One, BBC 5Live and The Guardian.
Victoria is a corporate and commercial lawyer with experience both in-house and in private practice. Victoria advises on investments, acquisitions and disposals, AIM listings and commercial contracts.
Victoria acts as Operations Director.