Howard Ricklow

  • Partner


Corporate and commercial, Intellectual property, Media and culture, Data protectionAircraft and yachts


Howard is a member of our Corporate and commercial team. He provides advice to individuals, companies and industry organisations on a wide range of corporate and commercial issues. Howard particularly specialises in commercial and contract law, copyright, media, entertainment, art and sport. He also advises in relation to all aspects of IT and e-commerce law including gaming law, data protection and privacy issues. Another area Howard focusses on is aviation and shipping law, concentrating primarily on the acquisition, financing and leasing of private executive jets, helicopters and yachts. Howard’s clients include artists, artists’ agents, auction houses, sports individuals and organisations, universities, authors, composers, recording artists, TV and film companies, record companies, hardware and software houses.

Howard is also a comedy scriptwriter for the BBC and Channel 4 and a writer. He recently co-wrote "Amy, My Daughter" with his writing partner Paul Sassienie and Mitch Winehouse.

Howard is a member of the International Bar Association, the Society for Computers and Law, the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers, the European Air Law Association and the Professional Advisers to the International Art Market.


Howard was recommended in Legal 500 2017 for Media and Entertainment. 

Client comments

“Howard has been with me, in a legal sense, since my first film over 20 years ago. From the early days I always said I wouldn’t change lawyers unless I had a really good reason to. 20 years later Howard has never given me that reason"

David Arnold, film composer

"Howard brings his creative skills outside the law, where he also has a distinguished career, to bear on understanding the picture for the client and making sure it is covered”

Ralph Omar, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Omarco Group

“We have a great relationship with Howard and it is that and good advice that keeps us with you.”

Simon Crompton, Managing director of Wirth Research

Recommended lawyer 2017


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