Introduction

Bristol and London are both worldwide centres of excellence for the traditional and new media sectors. Having an office in each city allows us to be part of a global trend-setting scene, from world-famous animators and wildlife producers to cutting-edge digital and advertising creatives.

Our media and marketing experts work closely with businesses across the industry, service providers as well as their clients - for instance our advertising clearance service for FMCG manufacturers. We also help out behind the scenes, through our role as legal advisors to Bristol Media.

We advise on:

Finance and investment

  • insurance (assets, key personnel, adverse events, projects)

Acquisitions and disposals

  • media business share sales and purchases
  • media business asset sales and purchases

Creation and acquisition of content

  • commissioning agreements
  • actors and artistes agreements
  • screenwriters, directors and producers agreements
  • musicians agreements
  • employment and consultancy contracts
  • registration of intellectual property

Licensing of content

  • satellite and TV broadcasting agreements
  • online and mobile devices exploitation
  • endorsement, sponsorship and brand licences
  • syndication
  • ecommerce and electronic payments

Marketing law

  • content issues, copy clearance
  • terms and conditions
  • competitions and promotions
  • marketing services agreements

Dispute resolution

  • mediation
  • litigation
  • expert determination
John Davies
Partner
Swindon
01793 412634
07799 338382
Graeme Fearon
Partner
Bristol
0117 930 9557
07717 573479
Kate Westbrook
Partner
Swindon
01793 412501
07899 715048
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