Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Although we deal with a wide diversity of litigation matters, it will come as no surprise that we have particular expertise in the entertainment, media, creative and related industries.

Indeed, many of the cases in which we have acted have contributed to the law governing these areas. In-house lawyers and other solicitors frequently turn to us for advice on substantial and complex matters.

In music, our expertise is called upon by both major and independent record companies and music publishers. We have been involved in many ground breaking cases, and have represented (amongst others) The Stone Roses in their battle for independence from Silvertone/Zomba, U2 against the PRS, Sony in its defence of proceedings brought by George Michael and John Wadlow in establishing a manager's right to perpetual post-term commission in his case against Seal.In Film & TV, we act for major streaming platforms, production companies, financiers, distributors and completion guarantors.

In the last few years, we have established our position as the leading Film & TV litigation firm in London with recent milestone wins, including the successful defences of the largest ever completion guarantee claim by a financier in relation to the film Starbright and of a completion guarantee claim by a financier of the animated feature film Elliot The Littlest Reindeer.

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