John Cohen


John is recognised as a leading practitioner in theatre law. He represents many of the leading British creators of musical theatre such as Sir Tim Rice, Don Black, the late Lionel Bart, George Stiles, Anthony Drewe, Toby Harlow and Lucy Moss, as well as directors, designers, orchestrators and producers. He continues to represent a number of recording artists and television personalities. 

John also handles corporate matters in the entertainment business. 

He is a Trustee of The Lionel Bart Foundation and The Whicker’s World Foundation.   

John read law at University College London.

John qualified as a solicitor in 1970.

“John Cohen is one of the most venerable professionals in theatreland, with decades of experience bringing well-loved hit musicals and plays to the London stage.” – Chambers & Partners

John Cohen is one of the elder statesmen of the industry.” – Chambers & Partners

“Even the most prickly and notorious of producers seem to have the utmost respect for him” – Legal500




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