Charlie Anderson

Barrister, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Music

Charlie Anderson is a barrister practicing primarily within our music and litigation departments. Holding a first in molecular biology and a Thomas More scholarship from Lincoln's Inn during his law conversion, Charlie was called to the bar in 2003 and completed his pupillage at 11 South Square, a top-tier IP chambers. Already involved in the media and entertainment world as a DJ, producer and events promoter, he then joined Clintons in order to work directly with clients on IP and contract-related litigation with a music industry slant. He has since acted for clients in various high profile cases including the successful Court of Appeal action in Seal -v- Wadlow. Charlie's current practice covers all aspects of IP, including copyright, trade marks and passing off, as well as contractual matters. His advisory work includes non-contentious and semi-contentious matters within music, events and new media, including complex digital licensing and branding issues. He has advised and represented artists such as Daft Punk, DJ Fresh, Muse, Duke Dumont, Seth Troxler, The Who and The Sex Pistols; a wide range of businesses from start-ups to major international concerns such as EMI Publishing, Beatport and Sony Music; festivals; venues; fashion brands; online stores; designers and agencies. Charlie is a fluent French speaker. He is a lifelong surfer and spends a part of each year based in Indonesia or California.


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