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Gerrard Tyrrell is perhaps best known for being a trusted adviser to the royal family. However, when he meets Spear’s at Harbottle & Lewis’s new offices next door to the Savoy, he explains that his client base is truly varied. Video-games entrepreneurs are a growing constituency, he says, noting that one such client ‘writes code from a beach in Mexico’. A senior partner and head of the firm’s media and information group, Tyrrell specialises in law relating to the creation, protection and use of information.
‘We are highly and uniquely experienced in dealing with the legal issues in our specialist areas,’ he says. ‘We work with a broad range of globally known clients, who come to us because of our experience and know-how.’ Tyrrell began as a media and entertainment litigator, including representing Virgin Atlantic when the airline sued British Airways in 1993 over a ‘dirty tricks’ campaign.
His extensive work with the royal family has included advising the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in relation to their wedding and in respect of various media issues in the UK and the US. Tyrrell has also successfully represented the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in breach of privacy actions against Closer magazine and several photographers