Creative Industries

According to the Creative Industries Council, the UK creative industries generate £91.8bn a year to the UK economy. Of course, with such a large amount of revenue generated, it is imperative that those working within these industries have access to legal assistance that is perfectly suited for their sector.

We act for a huge variety of companies across a wide range of diverse creative industries, from start-ups to large international blue-chip corporations. Our solicitors are very experienced in this sector and understand the world in which our clients operate and the challenges that they face.

Our clients come from a wide variety of industries in the creative sector, including:

  • Advertising
  • Architecture
  • Arts and Culture
  • Craft
  • Createch
  • Design
  • Fashion
  • Games
  • Music
  • Publishing
  • TV and Film

We regularly help clients with:

  • Advice on intellectual property rights and brand protection
  • Commercial contracts
  • Data protection and privacy laws
  • Debt collection
  • Disputes with contractors
  • Agency, distribution and franchise arrangements
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Commercial landlord and tenant advice
  • Property and lease disputes
  • Managing employment issues, including disciplinary, grievances and dismissals
  • Defending Employment Tribunal claims
  • Drafting employment contracts, settlement agreements and post termination restrictions

Our experience in the creative sector:

  • Advising a well-known music artist in relation to a trademark application
  • Advising a well known international independent record shop on various matters, including new leases and lease renewals, employee settlement agreements, company acquisitions and supplier disputes
  • Advising a digital marketing agency on a contract dispute and providing advice on copyright issues
  • Advising a large architectural firm in relation to employment contracts, share options and lease renewals
  • Advising a specialist experiential marketing services company in relation to a contract dispute with a website designer
  • Advising a publishing company in relation to a passing off action
  • Advising a specialist festival company in relation to trade mark application and shareholders’ agreement

Meet the team

Kevin Sullivan
Angela Robinson
Russel Brinkhurst

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