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

“The ‘strong team’ at Collyer Bristow LLP does ‘excellent work in the field of media and entertainment’. Its expertise covers non-contentious matters such as commercial agreements, event management and sponsorship agreements, marketing and agency agreements, and recording, publishing and live performance agreements. On the contentious side, the team acts for claimants and defendants on libel, breach of privacy, breach of contract, copyright and trade mark infringement cases, and is ‘particularly good on phone hacking claims’."

"Howard Ricklow is advising David Julyan recently advised on the soundtrack for the 2017 film The Crucifixion. Ambache Charitable Trust, David Arnold, Josephine Halbert, Into Film and Patrick Wolf are also clients. Steven Heffer has ‘a wise head and only ever does the best for his clients’; he heads the media and privacy team and the arts and culture group.” Legal 500 2017, Media and Entertainment 

Leading firm legal 500 2017

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