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Mincoffs Solicitors LLP serves an extensive client roster consisting of magazine publishers, cultural organisations, distributors, national and regional radio and broadcasting companies, musicians, sporting personalities and gaming companies. Team head Antony Hall continues to advise Steamforged Games on licensing agreements with third party entertainment brands, and assisted i2Media, a publisher of sports, health and fitness magazines, with contractual arrangements with Minute media and an Israel-based digital sports publishing media company. In other noteworthy work, John Nicholson, whose ‘attention to detail’ ‘inspires confidence’, advised Gary Inman, publisher of the motorcycle magazine Sideburn, on the sale of the television rights to the motorcycling event DirtQuake to North One TV, while the TV Agency, a TV advertising agency, received advice on a number of high-value contracts involving broadcasting deals with ITV media. Associate Chris Hughes  is also recommended.

With particular expertise in the music and sports sectors, the ‘very good’ team at Muckle LLP includes ‘smart, pragmatic and personable’ music entertainment specialist George Festing, sports experts John Devine and Tony McPhillips as well as Alex Craig, who specialises in non-contentious IP matters and routinely assists clients with publishing agreements, format licences and option agreements. Festing continues to act for Andy Taylor in ongoing litigation between the members of Duran Duran and Gloucester Place Music, and acted for the songwriter Robert Barton in a songwriting credit dispute. McPhillips is experienced advising professional football clubs and players on national media coverage issues.

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