Services to the Publishing Industry

Our Publishing Team consists of leading individuals who are acknowledged experts in their specialist fields. They are lawyers who genuinely understand a client’s commercial aims and the most effective way to achieve them.  

Our Publishing Team has either worked in media businesses at director level, or in partnership with them, for many years.  Whatever your project or problem, we can deal with it.  

We offer clients a unique blend of media expertise, commercial awareness and value for money.

Areas of specialisation include:


Copy clearance






Other pre and post publication issues

Reputation Management

Publisher / writer / agent agreements

Creation, commissioning and hosting of digital content

Trade Marks and passing off


Data Protection / privacy policies

Terms and Conditions


National and international brand and copyright licensing

IT contracts / digital Apps

Distribution of digital content:  online and mobile

Printing, distribution, retailing and fulfilment of physical products

Buying and selling of media businesses

Gaming: Online and printed publications

Business start-ups

Selected Clients

Our Publishing team have represented the following clients


John Wiley, Marketforce (UK), The Stationery Office, Tesco Stores, Trinity Mirror PLC, Octopus Publishing, Gamesco, Above and Beyond Creative, Harvest Media, Miriam Stoppard Lifetime, MegaNexus, Blinkbox, Eventful Publishing,


Key Lawyers

Paul Pattinson

IP Licensing, Business Sales and Purchases, Advertising, and general commercial agreements

Paul has 25 years’ experience of advising businesses involved in print and digital media.  Dealing with all aspects from creation, through distribution to the exploitation of the products they publish, Paul advises clients on their ever changing and developing commercial and IP arrangements.  He also regularly advises on adverts and sales and purchases of media businesses.

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Roger Field

Defamation, copyright, pre and post publication issues, general commercial advice

Roger was at Reed Publishing Europe (consumer/business magazines and newspapers) and then Random House. He specialises in media law generally and is a known expert on all aspects of book and magazine publishing.  He advises in particular on pre and post publication issues, Intellectual Property, Privacy and Reputation Management. He offers libel reading services as well as general commercial and legal expertise.

email Roger:

Tim Parish

Pre and post publication content advice, defamation and intellectual property

Tim is a very experienced defamation lawyer, providing pre-publication copy clearance and post-publication advice for print and digital media. He also has expertise in intellectual property having advised IPC and then Time Inc UK for many years on copyright and trademark issues.

email Tim:

Ian Penman

Digital, e-commerce, copyright, software and games.

Ian is one of the founding partners of New Media Law LLP, which began in 2002. Ian’s practice involves mostly copyright, contract and IP advice in the Media and Entertainment industries, advising on a wide range of high profile clients within the online, digital, television, film, music, computer games, advertising, software and publishing industries.

email Ian:

Daniel Eilon

Intellectual Property, dispute resolution and licensing

Daniel negotiates and devises commercial agreements and advises clients about copyright, brands, confidentiality, know-how, privacy, data protection, patents and IT.  He has over 20 years experience of acting for companies and individuals in the media and entertainment sectors, handling commercial transactions and disputes with an IP ingredient.  His clients value his friendly and approachable style, his initiative and fast turnaround, his lightness of touch, and his preference for sound commercial solutions over verbose drafting.

email Daniel:

Paul Fox


A litigation expert with particular expertise in the media field; Paul specialises in defamation, privacy, confidentiality, contempt issues and intellectual property. He has over 25 years commercial experience and practice in London and Hong Kong. He is a High Court Civil Advocate who regularly represents his clients in the Civil Courts.

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In Addition

Paul Hosford

IT, Digital Technology & Content Distribution

Jaymini Ghelani

Commercial Property

Alison Macfarlane

Employment Law



Peter Michau

Corporate / M&A / Joint Ventures


We look forward to helping you...