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Edmund Cullen QC

Call: 1990 | Silk: 2012

Overview

Edmund’s practice covers a broad range of Chancery and commercial litigation/arbitration, with a particular emphasis on disputes in the media and entertainment industries, as well as solicitors' and accountants' negligence, insolvency and company-related disputes, including claims for breach of directors' duties and minority shareholders' actions, breaches of warranty, the enforcement of guarantees and security, civil fraud and asset tracing/recovery.

Edmund’s specialisation in media and entertainment work embraces particular expertise in copyright and licensing in the music, film and broadcasting industries. He has a wealth of experience in relation to online copyright infringement and Copyright Tribunal matters. 

 

Edmund is recommended in Chambers UK Bar Guide for Chancery: Commercial and Media and Entertainment, in The Legal 500 for Commercial Litigation and Media and Entertainment, and in Chambers Global for Dispute Resolution: Commercial Chancery.

Terms of Business 

The clerks are happy to discuss the basis on which Edmund will act in any given matter. In the absence of express written agreement otherwise, the terms under which Edmund accepts instructions are The Standard Contractual Terms for the Supply of Legal Services By Barristers to Authorised Persons 2012 (as updated from time to time) referred to in the BSB Handbook.

“He's super intelligent and provides a really efficient service. His strategic mind is the best I've come across. He's a fantastic advocate who doesn't mind wading through the detail.” (2021)

Chambers UK
Media & Entertainment

“A strong advocate.” (2021)

Chambers UK
Chancery: Commercial

“A notable practitioner.” (2021)

Legal 500 UK
Commercial Litigation

“A superb barrister and a notable practitioner in this field. Great expertise and experience.” (2021)

Legal 500 UK
Media & Entertainment

Expertise

Overview

Advises and represents clients in all aspects of commercial litigation and arbitration, including contractual disputes, banking transactions, enforcement of security, warranty claims arising out of business acquisitions, jurisdiction issues, breach of confidence, commercial fraud and asset recovery. 

Overview

Advises and represents shareholders, directors and companies in contentious work in relation to corporate governance and the rights and duties of shareholders and directors. Regularly involved in minority shareholders' litigation.

Deals with all aspects of partnership litigation, including valuation and accounting issues.

Overview

Advises and represents participants in all areas of the music industry, including artists, writers, managers, record companies and collecting societies.

Also advises and represents broadcasters, programme makers, publishers, film producers and financiers, distributors, theatre producers, actors, agents, and others in contractual, licensing, copyright and ‘format’ rights disputes. He has particular experience in the field of online exploitation of rights.

In addition, he has extensive experience in the Copyright Tribunal and of passing off and trade mark claims.

Overview

Acts generally in all areas of personal and corporate insolvency, including both the initiation of insolvency procedures and subsequent asset recovery, resolution of trust/equitable claims, etc. 

Overview

Represents claimants and defendants in professional negligence and related areas, in particular in relation to solicitors, accountants, valuers, etc. 

Overview

Advises on disciplinary and regulatory issues in sport and on related contractual and licensing disputes with broadcasters, agents, etc.

Directory quotes

Chambers UK
Chancery: Commercial

“A strong advocate.” (2021)

Chambers UK
Chancery: Commercial

“A cool, calm advocate. You always want him on your side. He's very astute and good at helping the client see the bigger picture." "His advice is comprehensive, decisive and quickly delivered.” (2020)

Chambers UK
Chancery: Commercial

“A user-friendly silk who is an excellent communicator.” (2019)

 

Chambers UK
Chancery: Commercial

“Displays meticulous attention to detail coupled with an unflinching determination to get to the right result. He works exceptionally hard and provides tremendous value for money.” (2018)

Chambers UK
Media & Entertainment

“Edmund is ferociously clever, user-friendly and has great clarity and judgement.” (2021)

Chambers UK
Media & Entertainment

“He's brilliant and great to work with. He turns things around so quickly, gives really clear advice and is a great advocate.” (2021)

Chambers UK
Media & Entertainment

“He's super intelligent and provides a really efficient service. His strategic mind is the best I've come across. He's a fantastic advocate who doesn't mind wading through the detail.” (2021)

Chambers UK
Media & Entertainment

“He's thorough, user-friendly and responsive." "He's down to earth, approachable and gives very sensible advice.” (2020)

Chambers UK
Media & Entertainment

“He's extremely intelligent and a brilliant advocate." "He is exceptionally pragmatic, good with clients and a real team player. He knows what can and can't be achieved so he's very good at giving sensible and reasoned advice.” (2019)

Chambers UK
Media & Entertainment

“Has a very analytical mind and is very precise; he's a valuable addition to any case." "He's exceptionally bright, provides sound commercial advice and is brilliant at cross-examination.” (2018)

Legal 500 UK
Commercial Litigation

“A notable practitioner.” (2021)

Legal 500 UK
Commercial Litigation

“An excellent silk.” (2020)

Legal 500 UK
Commercial Litigation

“Just brilliant to work with – really gets into the detail and is great with clients.” (2018)

Legal 500 UK
Media & Entertainment

“A superb barrister and a notable practitioner in this field. Great expertise and experience.” (2021)

Legal 500 UK
Media & Entertainment

“He is exceptionally bright, responsive and approachable.” (2020)

Legal 500 UK
Media & Entertainment

“He is brilliant to work with, really gets into the detail and is great with clients.” (2018)

Legal 500 UK
Media & Entertainment

“He is user-friendly.” (2020)

Legal 500 UK
Media & Entertainment

“Really gets into the detail.” (2018)

Memberships

  • Chancery Bar Association
  • COMBAR.

Qualifications

  • BA (Bristol)

 clerks@maitlandchambers.com                                                                  

  +44 (0)20 7406 1200

Edmund Cullen QC

Call: 1990 | Silk: 2012

ecullen@maitlandchambers.com

“He's super intelligent and provides a really efficient service. His strategic mind is the best I've come across. He's a fantastic advocate who doesn't mind wading through the detail.” (2021)

Chambers UK

Media & Entertainment

Overview

Edmund’s practice covers a broad range of Chancery and commercial litigation/arbitration, with a particular emphasis on disputes in the media and entertainment industries, as well as solicitors' and accountants' negligence, insolvency and company-related disputes, including claims for breach of directors' duties and minority shareholders' actions, breaches of warranty, the enforcement of guarantees and security, civil fraud and asset tracing/recovery.

Edmund’s specialisation in media and entertainment work embraces particular expertise in copyright and licensing in the music, film and broadcasting industries. He has a wealth of experience in relation to online copyright infringement and Copyright Tribunal matters. 

Edmund is recommended in Chambers UK Bar Guide for Chancery: Commercial and Media and Entertainment, in The Legal 500 for Commercial Litigation and Media and Entertainment, and in Chambers Global for Dispute Resolution: Commercial Chancery.

Terms of Business 

The clerks are happy to discuss the basis on which Edmund will act in any given matter. In the absence of express written agreement otherwise, the terms under which Edmund accepts instructions are The Standard Contractual Terms for the Supply of Legal Services By Barristers to Authorised Persons 2012 (as updated from time to time) referred to in the BSB Handbook.

Memberships

  • Chancery Bar Association
  • COMBAR.

Qualifications

  • BA (Bristol)

Commercial Disputes

Advises and represents clients in all aspects of commercial litigation and arbitration, including contractual disputes, banking transactions, enforcement of security, warranty claims arising out of business acquisitions, jurisdiction issues, breach of confidence, commercial fraud and asset recovery. 

Company, Partnership & LLP's

Advises and represents shareholders, directors and companies in contentious work in relation to corporate governance and the rights and duties of shareholders and directors. Regularly involved in minority shareholders' litigation.

Deals with all aspects of partnership litigation, including valuation and accounting issues.

Intellectual Property

Advises and represents participants in all areas of the music industry, including artists, writers, managers, record companies and collecting societies.

Also advises and represents broadcasters, programme makers, publishers, film producers and financiers, distributors, theatre producers, actors, agents, and others in contractual, licensing, copyright and ‘format’ rights disputes. He has particular experience in the field of online exploitation of rights.

In addition, he has extensive experience in the Copyright Tribunal and of passing off and trade mark claims.

Insolvency & Restructuring

Acts generally in all areas of personal and corporate insolvency, including both the initiation of insolvency procedures and subsequent asset recovery, resolution of trust/equitable claims, etc. 

Professional Negligence

Represents claimants and defendants in professional negligence and related areas, in particular in relation to solicitors, accountants, valuers, etc. 

Sport

Advises on disciplinary and regulatory issues in sport and on related contractual and licensing disputes with broadcasters, agents, etc.