Toby Headdon

Senior Associate

Toby specialises in intellectual property law, focusing mainly on contentious work. His legal areas of interest include copyright, database rights, trade marks, design rights, domain names and confidential information. A significant proportion of his work is for clients in the technology sector, often involving new and emerging technologies.

In litigation, Toby has represented clients before the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and European Court of Justice. He also has extensive experience before the Copyright Tribunal in references involving licence tariffs for online content.

More recently, Toby has worked on matters involving contentious aspects of data protection, including acting for clients in some of the most high profile data breach investigations by the Information Commissioner’s Office.


  • BCL, University of Oxford
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, The College of Law
  • LL.M, Columbia University (Fulbright Scholar)
  • Qualified 2002


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What others say

“Senior associate Toby Headdon counsels on commercial and contentious digital copyright matters. He is also recommended for domain name recovery actions before Nominet and the World Intellectual Property Organization.” Chambers and Partners 2017
“immensely hardworking and imaginative.” Legal 500 2016
“Toby Headdon is considered "very impressive" by sources and has already made a mark in closely followed cases such as the Meltwater case. He has published extensively on copyright law and is seen as an emerging leader in the field.” Chambers and Partners 2016

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