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Article Post Date: Monday 29.03.2010

Clintons is acknowledged as a market leader in the provision of legal services to the entertainment, sport and media sectors.

The firm also has a thriving general practice for commercial and private clients in property, litigation, family, tax & private client, charity, corporate & commercial, and employment.

Clintons operates across the full spectrum of the entertainment and related industries. Our partners are leading authorities in these fields.

The individual sectors with which we are involved include all aspects of the music industry, theatre, film, television and video, sport, multi-media and computer games, publishing, advertising and marketing services, radio and merchandising. We advise on the impact of new technology in these areas and on the protection and exploitation of intellectual property and commercial rights in general.

We place great emphasis on the quality of our technical skills and the calibre of our people, many of whom are acknowledged experts in their respective fields.

Our entertainment clients include major show business, media and sporting interests. On an individual basis, we represent many celebrated performers and personalities.

We also actively encourage and support new and emerging talent, particularly in the fields of music and sport. Many of our most celebrated clients first came to us at the start of their careers and have been with us since.

The increasingly global nature of the entertainment, sport and media fields requires a truly international perspective. Clintons offers an extensive international capability. We have close links with specialist law firms and other professional advisers in Los Angeles, New York and other major centres in the USA, across mainland Europe and in Ireland and Israel.

Since the 60s, Clintons, as one of the leading law firms in the music industry, has represented artists in the pop, rock and classical arenas, with clients such as The Who, Jimi Hendrix and Paul McCartney, and has a track record for acting for those that have shaped today's music industry.

We currently act for artists as diverse as U2, the Cure, Paul Weller, Daft Punk, Muse, Chrissie Hynde, Razorlight, the Stereophonics and Bloc Party in addition to many well-known producers, writers and managers.

Our expertise is also called upon by a number of both major and independent record companies and music publishers.

We not only act for those who have already made it but place a great deal of importance on fostering new acts and writers striving to break into the music industry. To that end, we are pro-active and can assist unsigned or unmanaged artists to secure recording and publishing deals and the right management. We pride ourselves on speaking the same language as our clients and will be flexible in the way we charge our fees.

Should things go wrong, Clintons has probably the most highly regarded specialist music litigation practice in the UK. We have been involved in many ground breaking cases representing amongst others, The Stone Roses in their battle for independence from Silvertone, U2 against the PRS and successfully defending Sony in the proceedings brought by George Michael.

Peter McGaughrin
Clintons Solicitors
55 Drury Lane
London WC2B 5RZ

Tel: 0207 379 6080
Fax: 0207 240 9310
pmcgaughrin@clintons.co.uk

 

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