Arts and culture

The Collyer Bristow Arts and Culture team has many years of experience and expertise. Our work covers a wide range of activities in music, publishing, artist agency, the arts and management, image rights and defamation & reputation management, advising a diverse client base both in the UK and internationally.

How we can help you

Our contentious work includes acting for a range of clients from sportsmen to media companies, whether as claimants or defendants, in High Court litigation actions involving libel, privacy, breach of contract, copyright and trade mark infringement cases.

Our non-contentious work includes negotiating and drafting commercial agreements, event management and sponsorship agreements, marketing and agency agreements, recording, publishing and live performance agreements.

Please also see our Media and privacy page for more information.

For more information about our sports expertise visit our Collyer Bristow Sport page.

Please see our page on Art and cultural property.

What our clients say

"Collyer Bristow LLP acts for a wide rage of media clients including the Mercury Music Prize, Film Club and Arabian Publishing. Howard Rcoklow continues to act for composer David Arnold regarding the musical Made in Dagenham. Defamation and reputation management and the media and culture group head Steven Heffer advises on phone hacking and contractual disputes in media, arts and sports." Legal 500, 2015, Media and entertainment

"Collyer Bristow acts for a wide range of media clients, including the Mercury Music Prize and the Met Film School. Steven Heffer is the head of the practice and Howard Ricklow, who acts for the composer David Arnold in relation to the musical Made in Dagenham, is also a key member of the team." Legal 500, 2014, Media and entertainment

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