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Media law

Eversheds Sutherland has one of the most established and highly regarded Media and Entertainment practices in the UK. We provide a full range of services across all sectors of the entertainment business including music, television, film, theatre, sport, advertising and sponsorship.

We also have a highly rated Reputation Management practice, which uses a wide range of legal tools to protect you when your reputation is threatened. Our client list includes some of the biggest names in the world as well as those shaping the future of the industry. For example, Apple Corps suing Apple Computer, disputes over the Jimi Hendrix Estate or Elton John's new contract to play in Las Vegas and many more.

Lawyers experienced in Media law

We can provide you with a full range of legal services including advice on the creation and exploitation of music, television, film and online content.

Much of our media law practice, however, does not make headlines. Our lawyers know how to intervene to prevent the publication of material that could damage your carefully maintained public image. If the worst should happen, we can also advise you on how best to respond.

Our experience in Media and Entertainment law includes

  • advice on the roll-out of OTT services and voice activated products across new jurisdictions
  • implications of the use of new technology such as AI to create content
  • campaign planning and media buying agreements
  • copyright, performers’ rights, royalties, contractual and management disputes
  • advice on and complaints under media industry codes, including Ofcom, the ASA and PCC
  • defamation advice and litigation for claimants and defendants
  • brand reputation advice including comparative advertising and regulatory issues



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Contact the lawyers in our Media law team

If you would like any further information or need advice on matters of media and entertainment law, please contact our legal team.

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