Music, Entertainment & Sports

We seek to protect your rights and interests with anything relating to branding and intellectual property.

Legal services specifically tailored to the music, entertainment and sports industries

The music, entertainment and sports industries have developed their own particularities, practices and terminology. There is also often a requirement for discretion when dealing with high-profile individuals and their management.

Our multidisciplinary team has the skills and knowledge to assist you in a complex and competitive business to ensure your commercial objectives are achieved.

Examples of cases where we have assisted businesses and individuals include:

  • An international fragrance producer for its deals with sports stars, artists and celebrities;
  • A UK-based musician in respect of song ownership and royalties;
  • A UK-based manager when an artist secured a record deal with Robbins Entertainment;
  • A UK-based musician ending a management contract and sunset provisions;
  • A UK business arranged for a group to perform in Spain;
  • A UK-based sub-publisher acquiring rights;
  • A production company in respect of the rights to a television series;
  • An animation company in respect of the creation of a feature film, series and computer game;
  • A Rugby Union player when transferring to a new club;
  • A golf club in respect of its commercial contracts;
  • An employee of the RFU in respect of employment issues;
  • Defamation clearance for a football autobiography;
  • Sponsorship deal for a professional boxer.

We provide expert advice in the following areas:

Further information about our services can be found on our Intellectual Property pages.

Our team

Rob Lucas

Partner

Head of Intellectual Property

Direct Line +44 (0)113 297 8941

Emma Roe

Partner

Commercial & IP

Direct Line +44 (0)113 288 2817

Mark Lumley

Partner

Commercial & IT

Direct Line +44 (0)113 297 7727

Luke Maidens

Associate

Property Litigation

Direct Line +44 (0)113 297 8057

Ryan Adams

Solicitor

Commercial

Direct Line +44 (0)113 831 3921

Sarah Briscall

Solicitor

Commercial

Direct Line +44 (0)113 831 3954