Wayne Beynon (Capital Law)

Wayne Beynon

Wayne is a Partner in our Commercial Disputes team. He heads up Capital’s Intellectual Property team and is consistently recognised by the legal directories as one of stars of the IP litigation scene in the UK.

Wayne has extensive experience of resolving commercial disputes in the media, education and sport sectors. His primary area of expertise lies in resolving intellectual property (IP) disputes, data theft claims, defamation/malicious falsehood claims and providing reputation management advice.

Wayne regularly advises high profile sport clubs, film companies, and national bodies such as Cardiff City Football Club, The Royal Mint and the British Medical Association.

He also regularly delivers training to clients on Intellectual Property.

The ‘excellent‘ Wayne Beynon specialises in IP litigation and regularly represents clients seeking to enforce their IPR, including on patent, trade mark and passing off infringement claims.

The Legal 500 2019

Wayne is an experienced IP litigator who leads disputes involving all core rights and also advises on licensing and rights strategy. A client says: His advice is very practical and commercial and I can take it as read that it’s legally sound.

Chambers and Partners 2019

  • Advising a managing director and shareholder of a £multimillion food company in a dispute against the company’s majority shareholder. This was a particularly complex and multifaceted case, with allegations of breach of contract, gross misconduct, fraud and unfair dismissal.
  • Advising a large national employer on defamation/malicious falsehood claims, made across different social media platforms, by a former employee.
  • Working on a successful £multimillion high court action against Roadchef Limited’s former chairman, Timothy Ingram Hill. The claim involved allegations of breach of trust, breach of fiduciary duty and common law deceit. Wayne was integral in securing third party litigation funding for the claimant trustee company and worked diligently on the case for over three years which culminated in securing a High Court Judgment against the defendant in 2014.
  • Acting for Cardiff City Football Club in a £multimillion dispute with its former creditor, Langston and former chairman Sam Hammam. This high profile and highly sensitive dispute, dating back more than ten years, was ultimately settled on favourable terms in February 2016.
  • Acting for an international insurance company in High Court litigation against a Championship football club. The £2 million claim centred on allegations of breach of contract and defamation, and was settled prior to trial, resulting in a significant recovery for our client.
  • Acting for an international film company in a dispute with Channel 4 over the scope of broadcasting rights granted under a copyright license agreement. The dispute involved allegations of breach of contract and copyright infringement.
  • IP disputes
  • Defamation/Reputation management
  • Business ownership disputes
  • Complex contractual claims
  • Data theft claims

Career

  • Partner, Capital Law Limited (2014 – present)
  • Associate, Capital Law LLP (2006 – 2014)
  • Trainee Solicitor, TWM Solicitors LLP (2004)

Education

  • Cardiff University: LLB Law (1999 – 2002)

Memberships / Trustee Positions

  • The Law Society of England and Wales