Paul Tweed is recognised as one of the world’s highest-profile Libel and Media Lawyers – www.libelexpert.co.uk Ireland for more than twenty-five years, achieving record damages for clients. He has represented national newspapers, publishers and numerous international personalities in the music, film, sport and entertainment worlds including Britney Spears; Louis Walsh; Harrison Ford; Michael Jackson; Jennifer Lopez and Liam Neeson.
He heads up the Media and Dispute Resolution departments of Johnsons and practices in the jurisdictions of England & Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. He is also registered as a Foreign Legal Consultant by the State Bar of California.
Paul has extensive experience in the rapidly developing areas of law relating to breach of confidence and privacy and is regularly listed in Chambers and other Directories as one of the leading media lawyers. He is a keen advocate of ADR and divides his time between the firm's London, Belfast and Dublin offices, as well as overseeing his US and international practice. He has been a consistent advocate of mediation when appearing before the House of Commons Joint Committee on Defamation and several Ministry of Justice Panels. He is also a frequent speaker at the International Bar Association and other high profile events in the US and Europe and has been involved in many successful mediations and arbitrations in the entertainment business and other commercial disputes.
Paul is a member of the international panels of JAMS www.jamsinternational.com and IMAC www.IMAC-adr.com and has been involved in mediations for high profile individuals and commercial entities in determining media, entertainment, professional indemnity and general commercial issues, both litigated and transactional.
In conjunction with his media practice, Paul also advices on intellectual property matters and has recently been involved in extensive litigation relating to the Estate of the late George Best, and also other issues relating to image rights for leading international personalities.