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Paul Herbert

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Goodman Derrick LLP

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Commercial, media and technology.


Paul is a commercial lawyer with over 20 years’ experience in the media and technology sectors, acting for various delivery platforms, broadcasters, production companies, publishers, authors, distributors, technology companies and associated entities. He has an acknowledged specialist in content, media regulation, media contracts, technology and infrastructure.


Lifer at Goodman Derrick. Current directorships: The African Pulse.


Royal Television Society; AdLaw; Lensbury Club; The Hospital Club.


Salvation Grammar School; Southampton University (LLB); Queen Mary University of London (LLM).


The sea; film; theatre; Spain; the gym.

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Within: Media and entertainment (including media finance)

The ‘very responsive’ department at Goodman Derrick LLP  handles a range of film, TV, publishing advertising and marketing. Department head Paul Herbert advises Digital 3 + 4 on DTT broadcasting activities and regulatory matters, advises TVT on contractual agreements with broadcasters, and advises the Office of the Adjudicator for Broadcast Transmission Services (OTA-BTS) on contractual and regulatory matters. Corporate partner Tanya Shillingford regularly handles film and TV financing mandates and advises the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) on a range of classifications, policy and commercial matters. Corporate and M&A partner Edward Hoare regularly advises media clients on transactional matters and acted for Pavilion on the purchase of the Pitkin Publishing Imprint and related trade and assets from the History Press. Stephen Hornsby handles competition and regulatory matters for media and sports-sector clients and advises Campaign for Broadcasting Equality (CBE) on its lobbying with the BBC, Ofcom and the DCM’s for increased BAME representation in the media industry. Consultant Keith Northrop is experienced in film and TV finance and production. Media litigator Clive Ince represents clients such as Readers Digest.

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