We provide professional legal services and business affairs consultancy to individuals and companies working in the Media and Entertainment Industry.
We can quite simply look over a contract you have and give you impartial advice or we can work more closely with you to try and bring a new idea to market or help to find new ways of releasing potential in back-catalogue. For example…you may have a great idea for an App but not know how to protect the rights in it or how to develop it further or… you may have written a song but be unsure whether a band-member has any claim over it.
We have experience of working with emerging Bands and Artists, Promoters, Record Labels, App developers, Radio Producers, Screenwriters, Television Presenters and Film and Television Production Companies.
JAMES JACKSON - Founder
Founding Director, James Jackson is a Media and Entertainment lawyer by training, with a passion for creative and innovative forms of media and over 15 years’ experience in the music, television and e-commerce industries. He was a Label Liaison Manager at Digital Stores, an e-commerce solutions and fulfillment company for record labels and brands before qualifying at Harbottle and Lewis LLP, following which he was in-house counsel for Mentorn Media, Mentorn International Distribution and Daybreak Pictures.
He has worked with start-up companies, established companies and individuals involved in Radio Production, Social Media, Digital Publishing and App Production, Band Promotion and Management, Film and Television Production.
JULES ELVINS - Consultant
Jules Elvins is a qualified lawyer who has worked at SJ Berwin, Miramax, EMI, Ingenious Media and Casarotto, Ramsay and Associates. He has a broad knowledge of the media sector in general, with a particular specialty in the area of film and television.
"We have used JL on a number of occasions, and have
always been impressed with the personal care that James takes with each
case. Whether it be checking a film for potential legal issues or
successfully taking action against a large media organisation for breach
of copyright, he brings the same meticulous attention to detail,
professional attitude, and wide knowledge of media law to every case. We
wouldn't hesitate to recommend him"
Paddy Steel and Dave Reeve – King Chain Productions
"I found JL to be very efficient and knowledgeable
about the entertainment business when it came to my recording and
management agreements. I felt totally comfortable and at ease knowing
they were looking after my best interests and I would recommend them in a
Johnny Vic (aka Satellites) – Songwriter and Performer
"James has offered superlative support to our start
up Indie, demonstrating real range and diversity across all aspects of
TV. From shareholder's agreements to complicated production structures,
James knows his stuff; we know we are in very safe hands".
Claire Evans – COO Two Brothers Pictures