Oliver Fairhurst named The Times' ‘Lawyer of the Week’ following the high-profile court case against John Lewis over a Christmas advert
13 April 2023
Oliver Fairhurst, a partner at Lewis Silkin, successfully defended a claim brought by author Fay Evans who claimed that fire-breathing dragon Edgar featured in the 2019 John Lewis Christmas advertisement, had copied one of her books. The High Court ruled that there was no evidence that the team from the retailer and advertising agency DDB had been aware of her work, and ordered that Evans publicise that her claim had failed.
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