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
  • Video game developers and publishers
  • Lifestyle app developers
  • Influencers
  • Management companies
  • World renowned authors, designers, and photographers
  • TV and 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. We also provide reputation management and brand protection advice by our intellectual property and reputation management specialists.

We offer unique insight into the industry along with a strong commercial approach that understands the fast-paced needs of the market. Our Media and Entertainment team have an in-depth knowledge of the creative sector with a strong reputation for providing high quality legal advice in a simple, accessible format.

Our team includes highly skilled commercial, intellectual property and information technology lawyers who take the time to understand you and your business to make sure our advice is tailored to help achieve your commercial goals. Working alongside our Reputation Management lawyers, we can also help protect your brand and guide you out of tricky situations with as little hassle and harm to your reputation as possible.   

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.

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

In Focus

The Irwin Mitchell Podcast

Our fortnightly podcast takes a look at a different legal topic each week, featuring a range of our own specialists and guest experts.

Get real insight into the issues that affect you and your business, with practical advice to help you manage life's ups and downs.

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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

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.

Chambers & Partners UK Top Ranked Firm 2022

"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
Legal 500 UK Leading Firm 2022

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

Legal 500, 2022

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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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.

Legal 500 UK Leading Firm 2022
Chambers & Partners UK Top Ranked Firm 2022

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.