7th August 2018
Callum Galbraith re-joins Hamlins as a partner in the media team
Callum Galbraith has re-joined Hamlins as a partner in our thriving media team. Callum worked at Hamlins from 2010 to 2014 and subsequently at niche media and entertainment firm, Russells Solicitors, where he was instrumental in developing its reputation management offering.
Callum has extensive experience of litigating in the media and entertainment industries and has practised in this sector his entire career. His specific focus is on defamation, privacy and reputation management. He has achieved a number of high-profile successes in recent years ranging from obtaining privacy injunctions to netting millions of pounds of phone hacking damages for high profile individuals such as managers, agents, celebrities and those associated with them. He is an expert at preventing stories being published prior to their publication and at dealing successfully with disputes arising out of social media publications.
In addition to having a successful reputation management practice, Callum has dealt with a wide range of disputes within the media and entertainment industry (the music industry, in particular).
Callum commented, “I am delighted to be re-joining Hamlins LLP and, in particular, to have the opportunity to work again with Christopher Hutchings, who heads up the firm’s media team, and who I respect enormously. Hamlins have displayed a real commitment to the continued growth and success of its media team. The work the team have been doing has been first class and I am very much looking forward to building upon what they have already achieved”.
Head of Media Christopher Hutchings added, “Callum will significantly reinforce our media litigation offering, joining Andrew Stephenson and Simon Gallant as specialists in this competitive sector. Over the past 8 years, the firm has become a significant force in media law, with increasing recognition in directories and in the media itself. Callum’s particular expertise at pre-publication preventative action and his experience of dealing with high profile individuals such as singers, models and actors in the eye of the storm will without doubt bolster our team.”