Advertising & Marketing

A one-stop shop for brand owners and agencies

Industry knowledge, technical expertise and a pragmatic, commercial approach: that’s what our advertising and marketing clients tell us they like and why they keep coming back. Where there are problems we look for solutions. If the answer is ‘no’, we’ll see what could be ‘yes’. We speak in plain English. We give you our view, clearly and concisely. We understand the sector intimately.

If you need the legal technicalities, we can explain them; but if you just want to know the answer then that’s what you will have. We understand the pressures and the personalities of the marketing sector – it’s what we do, day in day out. We know about tight deadlines and commercial constraints, about the importance of your relationships with your agencies, your clients, your customers. We learn from you about what matters to you and what doesn’t, and reflect that in our advice.

We work with agencies large and small – group owned and independents, advertising and experiential, promotional and production, design and digital, and everything in between. We work with brand owners across the board – from major international brands to independent talent, on one-off local campaigns, to global frameworks and executions. We provide a one-stop shop for brand owners and agencies, advising on commercial contracts, creative service frameworks, media-buying agreements, intellectual property, regulatory compliance, data protection, employment law, corporate law and dispute resolution.

Working with our colleagues across the firm, we have unparalleled access to experts across the creative industries, in music, film, TV, fashion, video games, art, theatre, and publishing. With ever increasing convergence and divergence in the industry this strength in the audio-visual sectors has never been more important to our advertising and marketing clients.

We are proud to be associated with the Alliance of Independent Agencies. We established and continue to run its Legal Advice and Pitch Protection Services.  We are recommended by Legal 500 which, quoting our clients, says we are “consistently fantastic” and “down to earth and pragmatic”. We think this reflects our approach: technical experts enabling pragmatic solutions for all our clients.