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The Legal 500 Hall of Fame Icon The Legal 500 Hall of Fame highlights individuals who have received constant praise by their clients for continued excellence. The Hall of Fame highlights, to clients, the law firm partners who are at the pinnacle of the profession. In the United Kingdon, the criteria for entry is to have been recognised by The Legal 500 as one of the elite leading lawyers for eight years. These partners are highlighted below and throughout the editorial.
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A top-tier firm in the North East’ for media and entertainment, Mincoffs Solicitors LLP attracts praise for its ‘straightforward and responsive’ approach and for its ‘expert advice, which is tailored to the client’s needs and is appropriate for the situation’. The ‘incredibly helpful’ Antony Hall leads the team and is rated for his ‘great depth of knowledge’. His recent highlights include advising Steamforged Games on a licence with Bandai Namco Entertainment to create a board game based on the Dark Souls video game franchise and assisting The TV Agency with various broadcasting contracts with ITV Media. Other key figures include John Nicholson, who regularly advises broadcasting companies and magazine publishers; Paul Hughes, who is recommended for transactional matters and IP issues; and associate Lucy Cook, who ‘has a great understanding of the area’. She and Hall recently assisted Now Film with multiple contractual documents. Other clients include Fighters Only, Shoofly Publishing and Get Film.

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