Firm Profile > Goodman Derrick LLP > London, England

Goodman Derrick LLP
10 ST BRIDE STREET
LONDON
EC4A 4AD
England

Media and entertainment (including media finance) Tier 2

Goodman Derrick LLP has impressive experience across the film, television and broadcasting and publishing industries. The group is led by commercial and regulatory expert Paul Herbert, who counts broadcasters, production companies, digital publishers, literary agents and advertising and communications companies among his clients. Keith Northrop assists film and TV production clients with a range of matters, while, in the publishing sector, Clive Ince is a name to note for contentious matters with experience advising publishers, editors and authors on clearance and risk management issues. The group also handles financing and M&A transactions in the media sector, for which Tanya Shillingford and Edward Hoare are the respective contacts to note.

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Key clients

British Board of Film Classification (BBFC)

Readers Digest

Office of The Adjudicator for Broadcast Transmission Services

Bridget Riley

Pavilion Books

Digital 3 and 4 (D3+4)

Isle of Media Limited

UK Mission Enterprise Ltd (UKME)

M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m Tier 3

Goodman Derrick LLP represents corporates and individual owners operating in the firm's core sectors, which include the publishing, media and entertainment, technology, hospitality and leisure, real estate, construction and professional services industries. A large proportion of the group's deals have an international scope, and the team is particularly experienced in transactions with elements in the US and France. Tanya Shillingford leads the practice and undertakes the full range of corporate and commercial work including M&A, joint ventures and other commercial agreements. Edward Hoare is a name to note for his work in the TMT sector, while Paul Webb has significant experience in the cleantech sector.

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Testimonials

I have met many of the partners and staff of Goodman & Derrick and have found them all to be a friendly, approachable, knowledgeable, efficient and well respected bunch of professionals.

We dealt with Tanya Shillingford who we found to be extremely helpful, pragmatic and efficient in providing us with the specialist advice we needed and would not hesitate in recommending her to others.

Key clients

Cantor Fitzgerald Europe

Avisa Partners

AFH Financial Group Plc

Pure Sports Medicine Ltd

Freshwater Plc

Lok N Store Group Plc

Pavilion Books Group

Getmapping Plc

Hybridan LLP

Lime Street Insurance Brokers

Construction: contentious Tier 5

Goodman Derrick LLP's contentious construction practitioners are active on adjudications, litigation and ICC arbitrations, providing the full range of dispute resolution services to clients. In recent years the firm has looked to increase it focus on international arbitration by building its links with firms in jurisdictions including Germany, where it has connections with Munich-based firm TopJus. Richard Bailey is noted for his experience in multi-party litigation in the TCC.

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Essex Services Group Limited

Modus Workspace Futures

Alfa Lavell

BN Rendering

West Country Renovations Limited

Construction: non-contentious Tier 5

Goodman Derrick LLP possesses 'finely tuned practice, covering all aspects of the market.' It is led by Richard Bailey who is 'peerless in giving sound advice' to developers, major contractors and sub-contractors on matters such as the construction of sports stadiums, data centres and residential developments. Tom Pemberton is active in the procurement, design and delivery of building and infrastructure projects in the UK.

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‘Goodman Derrick has a finely tuned practice covering all aspects of the legal market and, to my mind, are outstanding in the construction non-contentious marketplace. They are easy to approach and always a pleasure to deal with and have the in-depth knowledge of the law and business practices needed to fully serve their clientele.’

‘Richard Bailey is an outstanding tactician and strategist and has the tact and diplomatic skills needed to provide outstanding service to their clients. He is a real pleasure to work with and is peerless in giving sound advice – his knowledge of the legal nuances in his practice areas is at the highest levels.’

Key clients

Essex Services Group Limited

Modus Workspace Futures

Alfa Lavell

BN Rendering

West Country Renovations Limited

Property litigation Tier 5

Goodman Derrick LLP's property litigation offering is led by commercial disputes partner Craig Walker. The firm handles a wide range of contentious matters, covering leasehold enfranchisement cases, landlord and tenant disputes and dilapidations claims. Clients are drawn from a range of sectors, including hospitality and leisure, media and banking; the City firm also has well-established relationships with a number of managing agents.

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Deluxe Media

FBN Bank (UK) Limited

Kingsway Homes Limited

QA Limited

Ravey Ltd

Raytheon UK Limited

Shelter

Stephenson Group

Employers Tier 7

Goodman Derrick LLP handles day-to-day employment law advice for a wide range of longstanding clients, drawn from sectors including technology, beauty, professional services, construction, hotels and leisure. The team, which is led by Alexandra Bonner and includes Clare Gilroy-Scott and consultant Alison Downie, has expertise across areas such as recruitment, outsourcing, board-level matters and the employment implications of corporate transactions. The team also has notable experience of work for senior executives, often handling sensitive contentious matters.

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360 Europe Asset Management Limited

John Frieda Salons

Pavilion Books Group Limited

CloudHQ UK Limited

Forgerock Limited

Thrombosis Research Institute

Legg Mason & Co UK Limited

Biscuit Filmworks UK Limited

International Planned Parenthood Federation

The Borrow Foundation

Goodman Derrick – a London law firm focused on delivering an exceptional service to ambitious businesses and entrepreneurs.

The firm’s distinction lies in its ability to:

  • Align itself with its clients and their objectives
  • Win and maintain its clients’ trust
  • Deliver the right answers in the right way

Our core legal services are: corporate and corporate transactions, commercial contracts, employment law, real estate, construction, dispute resolution and wealth & family.

International advice is provided by a strong network of trusted firms across Europe, the USA, the Americas, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

The firm was founded in 1954 by Lord Goodman.

Department Name Email Telephone
Senior Partner Edward Hoare ehoare@gdlaw.co.uk +44 (0)207 421 7974
Photo Name Position Profile
 Nigel Adams  photo Nigel Adams Partner
 Richard Bailey  photo Richard Bailey Partner
 Alexandra Bonner  photo Alexandra Bonner Partner
 Ian Bradshaw  photo Ian Bradshaw Ian’s areas of legal expertise include all matters relating to private client…
 Daniel Dodman  photo Daniel Dodman Partner
 Clare Gilroy-Scott  photo Clare Gilroy-Scott Partner
 Gregor Hamlen  photo Gregor Hamlen Partner
 Paul Herbert  photo Paul Herbert Partner
 Joanna Higton  photo Joanna Higton Partner
 Edward Hoare  photo Edward Hoare Senior Partner
 Chris Langan  photo Chris Langan Partner
 Jessica Nugent  photo Jessica Nugent Partner
 Tom Pemberton  photo Tom Pemberton Partner
 Dominic Prentis  photo Dominic Prentis Partner
 Dagmara Selwyn-Kuczera  photo Dagmara Selwyn-Kuczera Partner
 Tanya Shillingford  photo Tanya Shillingford Partner
 Craig Walker  photo Craig Walker Partner
 Paul Webb  photo Paul Webb Partner
 Dominic Whelan  photo Dominic Whelan Partner
 Fiona Wilson  photo Fiona Wilson Partner
Number of UK partners : 20
Number of other UK fee-earners : 43
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