Clintons is an award winning boutique law firm, based in St. Giles in the heart of London’s West End. It is a market leader in the entertainment, digital media and creative industries and is highly regarded for its family, litigation, property and corporate work.
Clintons advises on all aspects of the protection and exploitation of brands, on and off line, contentious and non-contentious.
Our Clients include brand owners, high profile image rights holders (including sportspeople and other celebrated individuals), individuals active in the creative industries (including fashion and other designers), digital media specialists, advertising and PR agencies, fashion businesses, publishers, sports marketing and sponsorship consultants, direct marketing agencies, production houses, market research companies and merchandising businesses. The firm has a thriving Trade Mark practice and is able to handle trade mark applications and other brand protection matters in all territories.
The firm’s clients are at the forefront of the creation, exploitation and delivery of interactive content.
As a market leader in media and entertainment for more than 60 years, this work is at the heart of the firm's practice. The firm provides ground-breaking advice on the creation and use of digital content in music, film and television, branding, gambling, e-commerce, games apps and other software.
Clintons is one of the leading Family Law practices in the UK.
Our Family Law practitioners are recognised as experts in their field and have been involved in many of the leading family law cases over the last decade including the groundbreaking case of Parlour v Parlour. The firm is well known for representing high profile and high net worth individuals but it also represents a wide range of people from all walks of life.
Clintons is a leading US and UK immigration legal advisor to the entertainment and creative world, as well as to a broad spectrum of clients across other industries.
Diana Okoeva, an Attorney in New York and a Solicitor in England and Wales, heads the team, which has been ranked by Legal 500 and has a wealth of expertise in all aspects of US and UK immigration and nationality law. The firm’s clients range from high profile artists, entertainers, creative and tech start-ups and individual entrepreneurs, crossing the Atlantic in one direction or the other, to multinational publicly listed companies moving personnel to their offices in the US or the UK.
Music is a fundamental part of Clintons' practice and has been since the firm’s foundation just over 60 years ago.
Clintons has helped shape today's music industry through its clients, transactions and cases and is involved in many of the most forward thinking and innovative deals which are shaping the modern music industry.
Since 1955 Clintons has provided a comprehensive range of legal services to private clients, many of whom are in the public eye.
We help our clients organise their personal and business affairs in the most effective manner, often in conjunction with accountants and tax advisers, helping to ensure the protection and smooth succession of family wealth.
Clintons is one of the UK's leading suppliers of legal services to the sports world. The firm advises governing bodies, businesses and individuals active in sport.
The Sports Team’s clients include leading individuals from a wide range of sports, as well as international and domestic governing bodies, event organisers, brands, sponsors, licensed intermediaries, sports marketing and sponsorship consultants and sports equipment manufacturers.
We have a highly regarded team of dedicated corporate and commercial lawyers working on transactions across a variety of sectors and with a particular focus on media, entertainment and digital technology.
We advise individual and business clients on the usual array of equity, business and lending transactions.
Clintons has extensive experience in dealing with employment law issues and prides itself on achieving amicable and fair resolutions.
The firm has considerable experience in providing clients with commercially sound and practical advice on all aspects of the legal relationship between the employer and employee.
Clintons has a formidable reputation in the area of litigation and dispute resolution and is the market leader for contentious entertainment and media work.
Our principals are eminent in this field and handle a full range of contentious issues, including the most complex and high-profile litigation.
We provide pragmatic, round-the-clock advice across the full range of privacy and reputation management issues.
The firm has helped shape and develop the law of privacy in the UK through its involvement in the ground breaking Court of Appeal decisions in Weller v Associated Newspapers Limited (following which tabloid newspapers are now required to pixilate photographs of children) and Gulati & Ors v MGN Limited (in which record damages were awarded to all eight of the representative claimants, including the firm’s client, Shane Richie, for misuse of private information arising out of the ongoing phone hacking scandal).
The firm acts for a wide range of private, commercial and institutional clients who value the team’s personal and proactive service and outstanding communication skills.
James Nethercot leads a team of sought-after property lawyers with exceptional expertise honed over many years in a busy central London practice. The team members are frequently described as ‘safe pairs of hands’ – an invaluable quality in the fast paced transactional property market – and the property team enjoys a very high level of client loyalty.
Clintons is consistently ranked in the top tier of theatre law firms, acting for companies, individuals and organisations in all areas of the industry.
The firm’s team of specialist theatre lawyers is involved with productions worldwide, from the biggest West End musicals to new shows from first-time writers and producers.
If you have strong academic ability and the strength and personality to enjoy dealing with demanding and interesting clients, then Clintons may be the place for you. You will have the desire to succeed in your chosen field, you will enjoy personal responsibility and have the ability to mix with both your colleagues and with the firm's clients. If this is the case and you are interested in joining one of the leading specialist Entertainment, Sport and Media law firms then contact one of the following:
Andrew Sharland for Qualified Lawyer positions in Litigation: firstname.lastname@example.org;
James Nethercot for Qualified Lawyer positions in Property: email@example.com;
Liz Vernon for Qualified Lawyer positions in Family: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Andrew Myers for all other Qualified Lawyer positions: email@example.com;
For Training Contracts: firstname.lastname@example.org (and see below);
and Diane Middleton for all other enquiries: email@example.com.
Applications for Training Contracts commencing in 2024 are now closed.
We usually recruit two trainee solicitors a year, for training contracts to commence in September.
We look to recruit two years in advance. The recruitment process for 2025 is now closed. The period during which applications are invited for Training Contracts beginning in 2026 commences on 1 March 2024 and ends on 31 May 2024. Early applications during this period are encouraged.
We do not offer sponsorship for law school fees or for visa applications.
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1. Clintons is a Partnership. Its only partners are Clintons LLP and C Legal LLP.
2. Clintons is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority whose regulations can be found at www.rules.sra.org.uk. Solicitors Regulation Authority number 00045165.
3. Professional Indemnity Insurance: click here to view certificate.
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We are committed to providing high-quality legal advice and client care. If you are unhappy about any aspect of the service you receive or about any bill we have submitted to you, please contact Karim Bouzidi on email@example.com or by post to Clintons, 2 St Giles Square, London WC2H 8AP. We have a written procedure that sets out how we handle complaints. To view that procedure, please click here.
We have eight weeks to consider your complaint. If we have not resolved it within this time, you may complain to the Legal Ombudsman. If you are not satisfied with our handling of your complaint, you can ask the Legal Ombudsman to consider the complaint. The Legal Ombudsman's contact details are:
PO Box 6806, Wolverhampton, WV1 9WJ
telephone 0300 555 0333
Normally, you will need to bring a complaint to the Legal Ombudsman within six months of receiving a final written response from us about your complaint, or within six years of the occurrence of the act or omission about which you are complaining (or if outside of this period, within three years of when you should reasonably have been aware of it). Generally, the Legal Ombudsman deals with complaints relating to acts or omissions that happened after 5 October 2010.
The Legal Ombudsman deals with complaints by consumers and very small businesses. This means some clients may not have the right to complain to the Legal Ombudsman, eg charities or clubs with an annual income of more than £1m, trustees of trusts with asset value of more than £1m and most businesses (unless they are defined as micro-enterprises). This does not prevent you from making a complaint directly to us about the service you have received or about any bill you have recived.
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