Media & Entertainment - UK-wide
What the team is known for Well known for the quality and extent of its media and entertainment practice, which is in part underpinned by a historic concentration on intellectual and technology law. Areas of expertise include film and TV, publishing, music and digital media.
Work highlights Advised ITV on its handling of a libel claim brought by former Conservative Party treasurer Lord McAlpine of West Green and its response to the related Ofcom investigation.
Advised Columbia Pictures Industries on the structuring of the films 'Total Recall' and 'Captain Phillips' with regard to the UK film tax credit regime.
Jacqueline Hurt engages in the content creation, financing and distribution aspects of film production.
Selina Potter advises broadcasters and audio-visual distributors on commercial contracts for the production and delivery of content.
John Enser is head of the firm's music practice, and is a noted expert on data and digital technology law.
Victoria Gaskell advises on commercial and regulatory matters affecting broadcasters and digital platform providers.
Mark Devereux is a much-admired figure across the spectrum of media and entertainment, coming in for particular praise for his film and television work.
Steven Corney has led the team's litigation efforts on behalf of a number of top organisations.
Clive Gringras heads the firm's technology practice and takes a strong interest in new media and e-commerce.
David Zeffman is one of the UK's leading advisers to clients operating in sports, gambling and online television. He is lauded for his leadership qualities and knowledge of the law concerning broadcast rights.
Significant clients Aegis, BBC Worldwide, Guardian Media Group, MGM, Warner Music Group.