Key Sectors

 

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Technology

Technological advances in our everyday lives continually change the way that our clients do business.  With many years’ experience in the tech industry our lawyers advise on a wide range of issues in the sector (whether for IT suppliers or users).

 

Brand Management

Brand management is the process of maintaining, improving and upholding a brand so that the name is associated with positive results.  We can offer advice on all aspects of brands and intellectual property and we also offer specialist advice on trade mark law.

 

Film and TV

We give advice across various aspects of the Film and TV sectors, including film financing, production, post production or enforcement of IP, whether advising small independent film makers or major Hollywood producers and production companies. We advise on all aspects of programme creation and production, whether for small independent programme makers or national television broadcasters and production companies.

 

Publishing

With many years’ expertise working in the publishing industry we advise on all aspects of the publishing sector.  Our broad range of knowledge makes us well placed to advise not just on traditional magazine publishing matters, but also all aspects of digital publishing as well.

Music

Our music team offers expert advice to clients based on first hand experience in the music industry.  We advise established record companies, music publishers, managers and internationally recognised artists and songwriters, as well as those trying to break into the music industry.  With an ex VP of BMI in the USA on our team, who has many years expertise of international digital rights, we are well placed to advise new models on their strategy, rights acquisition and licensing.  We also represent music catalogues for sale and purchase. 

 

Start-ups

With expertise in both commercial and corporate law, we can help with the development and growth of new businesses. We also cover many of the legal issues that affect start-up businesses including; financial advice, intellectual property, dispute resolution, private client, real estate and employment law.

 

Retail

We are a commercial law firm in addition to a media law firm.  As such, we have expertise in the core areas relating to the retail sector. These include the following practice areas: licensing, dispute resolution, real estate, corporate / commercial, IP, employment and competition.

 

Software Development

We have an expert team that provides advice on the legal issues associated with software development.  Our team includes lawyers who specialise exclusively in technology, e-commerce and digital media as well as commercial lawyers with expertise in IT and Data Protection.

 

Advertising, Marketing & PR

As a firm that specialises in the creative industries, we offer tailored advice in Advertising, Marketing and PR.  We provide advice on everything from commercial agreements to digital media to film and television to internet and IPTV.

 

 

Private Client

We cover the entire range of "Private Client law" from simple to complex wills (including varying Wills after death by "Deeds of Variation"), estate and wealth planning and in particular ways to mitigate inheritance tax on death; advice on and the setting up of lifetime Settlements and Trusts in Wills;  all forms of Probate and Letters of Administration on Intestacy (where there is no Will); cross-border matters and domicile and residence issues;  Court of Protection and Public Guardianship matters to include the preparation of Lasting Powers of Attorney.

Mediation

If you are looking for experts to help you resolve a dispute that has reached deadlock new media law can provide a range of mediation services.  Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR).  It is a flexible and confidential process in which a trained neutral actively assists the parties to achieve a negotiated agreement of a dispute, with the parties in ultimate control of the decision to settle and its terms.