Giles specialises in intellectual property, media and regulatory matters, mainly contentious work, representing a wide range of clients with a particular focus on the creative, media and tech sectors, major advertisers and brands and high net worth individuals.

Giles is a highly experienced practitioner providing expert, commercial and pragmatic support to his clients in managing legal and regulatory risk and dealing with disputes through litigation or alternative dispute resolution, as well as defending regulatory investigations. 

Giles works for a wide variety of clients but has a particular focus on the creative, media and tech sectors, major advertisers and brands and high net worth individuals. 

Giles’ areas of specialism include intellectual property (trade marks, passing off, copyright, designs, database rights), media (defamation, confidence, misuse of private information, data protection, freedom of information) and regulatory (advertising, consumer, media, tech, online safety, environmental) matters. He has a particular interest in how emerging tech such as AI and blockchain impact on these areas. 

He has represented clients at all levels and types of tribunal, including in the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and Court of Justice of the European Union, as well as judicial reviews in the Administrative Court, and in disputes with many different regulators, including the ASA, CMA, Ofcom and the ICO. 

Giles has higher court rights of audience and is a CEDR-accredited mediator. He started his career as a media barrister and also has in-house experience. He is the Independent Vice-Chair of the Internet Watch Foundation, ambassador for Save The Asian Elephants and volunteer general counsel of the Blockchain Climate Institute. 

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