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At Addleshaw Goddard LLP, James Whittaker advises clients on the full range of media, entertainment, advertising and marketing matters, from brand ambassador contracts and agency contracts to sales promotions. Clients include Adidas, Harper Collins and MoneySuperMarket.com. Managing associate Rebecca Moore is also recommended.

Armstrong Legal undertakes non-contentious contractual work for independent production companies including Antix Productions and Channel X. Lisa Bindahnee is recommended.

Brabners LLP has considerable expertise in acting for companies in the computer software games industry coupled with a significant practice in online gaming. The team is also growing its practice in music and content licensing and is regularly instructed by clients in the sports, media and entertainment industries to represent them in all of their reputational management issues. Nik White and Paul Lunt are singled out for praise.

The ‘very knowledgeable and pragmaticJohn Burns at Gateley Plc is ‘very experienced in the music sector’. Clients include production companies, musicians, film companies, record labels, authors, management and software developers.

At JMW Solicitors LLP, the ‘vastly experienced’ Nick McAleenan is ‘very strong on the contentious side’ and is recommended for his skill in reputation management issues and at handling hostile media coverage. He also handles privacy infringement cases.

Laura Harper at Shoosmiths LLP is ‘one of the leaders in her field and is very experienced’. Clients include Hull UK City of Culture 2017 and the Sharp Agency.

Bermans has niche expertise in social media and online reputation management. Clients include United Utilities, WeAreCreation and Play Creative. Steve Kuncewicz is recommended.

Hill Dickinson LLP is continuing to act for high-profile sports personalities in relation to phone-hacking claims. Geraldine Ryan and Richard Green are recommended.

Manleys Solicitors is ‘well respected for media work’. Mark Manley is the key contact.

Nexus Solicitors Limited has been advising start-up businesses in the digital and e-commerce sectors on distance selling regulations, drafting website terms and conditions and privacy policies. Christopher Pugh is a key contact.

Pannone Corporate LLP provides reputation management advice, defends clients in voicemail interception litigation and has been advising well-known individuals in claims against News Group Newspaper concerning voicemail hacking. Paul Jonson is ‘exceptionally skilled in media disputes’ and Melanie McGuirk is ‘very creative at finding practical solutions’. Amy Chandler is also recommended for her non-contentious expertise.

Andy Booth at SAS Daniels LLP specialises in music and media, advising on recording and publishing contracts and management agreements for clients including New Order, Ian Brown and Johnny Marr.

Sean Crotty at Weightmans LLP specialises in drafting and negotiating media and entertainment contracts, with a particular focus on the video games, music and television industries.

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