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Media & Entertainment

Our media lawyers have wide ranging experience in this market sector. We have clients in newspaper and magazine publishing, hospitality, the music industry, entertainment, advertising and online communications, ranging in size from start-up businesses to national organisations.

The team brings together expertise from our key service areas to seamlessly provide you with timely legal advice on all matters including:

  • Brand protection
  • Buy-out of Rights
  • Commercial Contracts and Transactions
  • Competition Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Data protection
  • Debt recovery
  • Defamation
  • Digital Rights
  • Dispute resolution
  • Franchise Agreements
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Internet Law
  • Joint Ventures
  • Licensing
  • Online Services Agreements

We have a thorough understanding of your needs in this fast changing sector. This enables us to provide you with professional and effective advice to protect your business, often preventing a situation where expensive litigation may be required.

You will have a key partner contact ensuring that we pull together all the information you need making communication, decision making and reporting effortless. We can give regular reports on progress and budgeting to ensure you are in control.

  • "Hay & Kilner attracts clients who appreciate its attentive service. Clients are drawn by the quality of advice and strength of the lawyers, who 'always treat clients as individuals, and with respect.'... Jonathan Waters is 'efficient, diligent and commercially minded," and receives praise for his "ability to prioritise his clients' needs effectively'."

    - Chambers Guide

  • "Hay & Kilner provides a full range of services to clients needing IP advice, including franchise agreements, patent transfers, copyrights and trademarks. Sources recommend department head Martin Solomon, who inspires confidence and trust in his clients."

    - Chambers Guide