Media & Entertainment Lawyers

The Media and Entertainment industries are undergoing huge change, with the internet providing new opportunities to get your message out but also creating a range of new challenges and complexities.

We provide legal advice to individuals and businesses across the music, TV, film, literary, gaming and digital media industries.

Some of our media and entertainment clients include:

  • International recording artists and song writers
  • Record labels
  • Publishing companies
  • Management companies
  • World renowned authors
  • Film production companies 
  • Talent across all entertainment industries
  • Global media agencies 

Our expert media and entertainment lawyers have the experience and knowledge you need to support you through your career. We can make sure you are working with contracts that are right for you and can help you navigate disputes if they arise.

Among our team of experts is Aurelia Butler-Ball, who previously worked in-house at Universal Music. We offer unique insight into the industry along with a strong commercial approach that understands the fast-paced needs of the market.  

Read more about our music industry experience and expertise

We passionately believe in our clients and we work hard to ensure they have the support they need to succeed. You have given your all to get where you are – why should you expect anything less?

For more advice on how we can support you and your brand, contact the team today.

Case Study – Toddler Fun Learning

Toddler Fun Learning is a film production company that makes educational videos for toddlers. We met the founders, Christian and Amalie Hughes, when the company first started out and watched as their videos very quickly became a success on YouTube.

The company had the opportunity to set up a joint venture with Ladybird Books and use Ladybird’s stories and illustrations in their videos. We already fully understood the business and its commercial goals, so Christian and Amalie were quick to seek our advice on the deal.

We were very happy to successfully negotiate the best deal for the company and draft an agreement that protected their intellectual property. Toddler Fun Learning and Ladybird Books have now released a number of videos together with millions of viewers worldwide and have more exciting collaborations in the pipeline.

"Working with Aurelia and the team was easy from start to finish. Efficient, thorough and very knowledgeable in our area. We look forward to working with them further in the future”

Christian Hughes, Founder, Toddler Fun Learning

Recent Work

Grime Artist

Advised an emerging grime artist, hailed as “Britain’s Hottest Female Rapper” by Vogue magazine, on a number of high value deals including the signing of a major record deal with Sony/ RCA

Television Presenter

Advised a well-known television presenter on his agreement with Channel 4

Manchester United sponsorship

Acted for a global brand in their sponsorship deal with Manchester United Football Club

Best-selling Author

Advised a best-selling author on their publishing deal with Penguin Random House

Film Production Company

Provided full legal support to a film production company, drafting all necessary commercial agreements

Jess Varnish

Representing and advising the Olympic cyclist in relation to her removal from the British Cycling Olympic Podium Programme

Marketing & Digital Agency

Advised on the use of image rights in viral campaigns featuring a well-known comedian’s image

Business News

Our lawyers are regularly asked to provide expert insight, advice and analysis for the national media. Take a look at the stories below to see what we’re saying, as well as some of the recent deals we have completed for our clients here in the UK and abroad.

Awards & Accreditation

We’re proud of the recognition we’ve received for our business legal work. For a list of awards and accreditations, please visit our awards page.

Testimonials & Client Feedback

We truly value the feedback we receive from both our clients and legal accreditation societies, such as The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

"The analysis of the issues was really top. They are exceptionally thorough and helped us to make the proper decisions and lay out strategy."

Chambers & Partners, 2022

“They really care about getting a good result for their clients.”

Legal 500, 2022
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“You have done sterling work on our behalf for which we thank you. I am already recommending you should anyone be in need of your services.”

MD of regional property agent
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We Work Nationally

We have offices in major cities throughout the UK and our lawyers can arrange to visit you or your business in person if necessary. We also have international capability, with global links to other legal specialists.

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