Louis Charalambous

Joint Head Of Department
Media and Communications Disputes

+44 20 3206 2710
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Louis is the joint-head of the Media & Communications Disputes team. He leads an exceptional team of media litigators and has an established reputation for his expert advice to media clients often involving criminal law related matters.

He has specialist expertise in advising on defamation, privacy and breach of confidence, contempt of court and public law for major broadcasters, production companies and national newspapers often acting in emergency injunction applications. He also acts for freelance journalists and campaigning bodies often in protecting journalistic material from seizure by law enforcement agencies. He is ranked by Chambers and Legal 500 as a Band 1 lawyer, recognised as a “widely respected figure” leading an “accomplished team of defamation specialists”. He was also recently shortlisted in the Legal 500 2019 Risk Advisory Lawyer of the Year Awards.

Louis is a member of the Media Society and Frontline Club for journalists.


“He’s been around this area for a long time and knows what he’s talking about. He’s a really nice guy and always so friendly.” Chambers & Partners, 2021

“He’s very good with clients, and he’s very calm and organised.” Chambers & Partners, 2020

“A terrific lawyer who always puts up a fight and writes excellent letters.” Chambers & Partners, 2019

“Very good defamation litigation lawyer.” Chambers & Partners, 2018

“One of the shrewdest litigators practicing media law.” Chambers & Partners, 2018

“One of the best media lawyers out there.” Legal 500, 2018

“An unquestionable leader on the defendant side.” Legal 500, 2018

“Calm, organised and very popular with clients.” Legal 500, 2018


  • Immensely experienced.


    Legal 500, 2020
  • One of the best media litigators.


    Chambers & Partners, 2021
  • His experience is second to none and he’s a grade A partner.


    Chambers & Partners, 2021