Chambers of J P de Mounteney

Notice: Due to an exciting career change,  J P de Mounteney has ceased to take new instructions and, subject to BSB approval, will ceased to practice as a barrister from 1st March 2024. 

Intellectual Property • Entertainment • Corporate • Commercial

Direct Access • ADR • Advice • Negotiation • Drafting

25 years • In chambers • In-house • In business


25 years at the Bar, working  in chambers, in-house and as a sole practitioner. Specialist legal expertise is supported by wide experience as a commercial lawyer and of being in business on his own account. 

Special Expertise

Intellectual Property and Entertainment, Corporate, and Commercial. Special expertise is underpinned by a wealth of experience, including employment, consumer and regulatory law.  

Direct Access

Instructions welcomed from solicitors and directly from corporate and lay clients. Regularly advises established enterprises, SMEs, start-ups and individuals. 

Intellectual Property

Over 1,000 trademarks, design rights and copyrights. Registered, maintained, contested and enforced over 5 continents. 


Over 400, IP, IT, licensing and other commercial deals across a range of industries and in over 120 countries.

Professional Approach

Professional, friendly approach. Focused on providing practical, legally sound, commercially aware advice… and robust representation.

Media and Entertainment

Over 50 independent productions.  Development, acquisition and ownership of underlying rights. Production and co-production, talent agreements, music publishing, licensing and distribution.


Diverse corporate law experience, including high value and complex acquisitions, corporate restructuring, shareholders’ agreements and corporate finance.


Alongside effective advice, a full range of commercial and court documents are drafted. These have consistently proved their integrity in court and in the field. Bespoke contracts, convertible loan agreements, SPAs, IP licenses, policy documents and software licences… to name but a few.


“Enterprising” “Quick” “Knowledgeable” “Thorough” “Trusted”

Client testimonials are quoted throughout this website.

References are available upon request.