Henri Brandman & Co.

Reported and notable cases include:
Crime

 Successful defence of Cheryl Carter, Rebekah Brooks' personal assistant, in the “phone hacking trial.”

 Successful defence of John Kay, the Sun's chief reporter and Nick Parker, the Sun's Chief Foreign Correspondent, charged with conspiring to commit misconduct in public office by making payment to public officials.

 Successful defence of Michael Elsom, senior broker at Marex Spectron, charged with conspiring to cheat the Inland Revenue through investing in a film finance scheme.

 Successful defence of Ted Francis, the co-defendant in the “Lord Archer trial”.

 Successful defence of John Fashanu in the football corruption trial.

 Successful defence of boxer, Terry Marsh, charged with attempting to murder his manager, Frank Warren.

 Successful defence of extradition sought by the Indian Government for a former Indian naval officer, Ravi Shankaran, alleged to have stolen secret documents from the Indian navy.

 Successful defence of extradition sought by the Indian Government for Bollywood composer Nadeem Saifi for alleged contract killing.

 Successful defence of Nigel Benn on a serious assault.

 Successful defence of Paul Ince on an assault.

 Successful defence of Neville Thurlbeck, former chief reporter of the News of the World, on a charge of conspiracy to corrupt after receipt of information from a Police officer.

 Successful defence of David McGee, a News of the World reporter, accused of conveying a digital camera into a prison and conveying a camera and pictures out of the prison.

 Successful defence of Quietlynn Limited in a case brought by the Medicines Control Agency alleging that “poppers” (isobutyl nitrite) were a medical product.

 Representation of Jim Davidson in relation to allegations of a historical sexual nature leading to a decision of no further action.

 Representation of Tom Crone, former legal manager of News International, in relation to allegations of conspiracy to intercept communications and perverting the course of justice leading to a decision of no further action.

 Representation of Michael Barrymore on arrest on suspicion of murder leading to a decision of no further action.

 Representation of Diafra Sakho, the West Ham and Senegal footballer, in relation to allegations of assault and malicious communications leading to a decision of no further action.

 Representation of Wayne Rooney on arrest on suspicion of assault.

 Representation of Teddy Sheringham on arrest on suspicion of attempting to pervert the course of justice.

 Representation of a number of former News of the World reporters in the Operation Weeting (voicemail interception) investigation.

 Representation of Ronnie Knight in relation to the £6 million Security Express robbery.

Civil

 Successful claim of a married public figure – in the leading case of CC v AB – where, in a landmark judgment, it was ruled that an adulterous relationship should not be exposed because of the Claimant’s right to privacy.

 Representation of West Ham United in judicial review proceedings brought by Tottenham Hotspur and Leyton Orient about the use of the Olympic Stadium.

 Successful claim of Karren Brady of West Ham United for an order against accountants engaged by Tottenham Hotspur who had obtained her bank and telephone records - a leading case on Norwich Pharmacal relief.

 Successful claim of Jacqueline Gold, Chief Executive of Ann Summers Ltd, in obtaining a final injunction against two former employees to prevent them publishing a book which threatened to disclose personal and sensitive information about her home and family life.

 Successful defence of Nigel Benn in a claim brought by Frank Warren - the leading case on the restraint of trade doctrine in sport and celebrity contracts.

 Successful claim of Michael Watson where the restraint of trade doctrine was applied to a contract between a boxer and a manager and held to be against public policy because of the unreasonable imbalance between the rights and duties of the parties.

 Successful defence of Free4Internet.net Limited to a libel claim based on the Claimant’s appearance being similar to that of a glamour model advertising a pornographic web site.

 Successful claim of Engelbert Humperdinck for libel against the publishers of a Sunday national newspaper.

 Successful claim of Anne Diamond for libel against the publishers of a daily national newspaper.

 Successful defence of Jim Davidson to an occupiers’ liability claim.

 Successful defence of Terry Marsh to a libel claim brought by Frank Warren.

 Successful defence of John Virgo to an Industrial Tribunal application brought by a person claiming to be a former employee.

 Representation of Blake Fielder-Civil in divorce proceedings against Amy Winehouse.

 Representation of Barbara Windsor to secure settlement terms, including an apology, against the publishers of a daily national newspaper.

 Representation of Ronnie Corbett to secure settlement terms, including an apology, against the publishers of a daily national newspaper.

 Representation of Splash News and Pictures Agency to a claim by Elle Macpherson for breach of confidence and/or invasion of private and family life.

 Representation of Sport Newspapers Limited to a libel claim brought by Cristiano Ronaldo.

 Representation of West Ham United in a dispute before the Court of Arbitration for Sport concerning non-payment of a transfer fee.

 Representation of Ken Bates, the former owner and chairman of Leeds United, in a commercial dispute with the Club.

 Representation of David Gold, chairman of Gold Group International, in respect of a claim for defamation relating to his autobiography.

 Representation of West Ham before an interim FA Rule K Panel regarding the decision to uphold Andy Carroll's red card.

 Representation of Milton Keynes Football Club to a claim for damages brought by a Sheffield United player following a football tackle.

 Representation of Pat Eddery Racing Limited in injunction proceedings concerning confidential information.

 Representation of Jodie Marsh in respect of a dispute with her former manager about allegedly overclaimed commission.

Entertainment

 Representation of Sheptonhurst Limited in defeating the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) in establishing the right to buy, in licensed sex shops, videos of “Nympho Nurse Nancy” and “Horny Cat Babe” and so substantially liberalising the laws on censorship of explicit sexual material.

 Representation of Associated International Management, the artist management agency, in the sale of its business and assets to the Sanctuary Group Plc.

 Representation of Yvonne Paul Management Limited, the model agency, in the sale of its business and assets to International Model Management Limited.

Human Rights

 Representation of clients, including Caroline Cossey (Tula), before the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg on cases concerning the rights of transsexuals.

 Representation of Interfact Limited in an appeal to the ECHR to sell R18 material by mail-order.

 Representation of Interfact Limited in its application to have its convictions under the Video Recording Acts 1984 set aside following the Government's announcement in August 2009 that the Act was no longer enforceable due to its failure to notify the European Commission of the Act's intended enactment in 1984. The case raised significant constitutional, human rights and European law issues.