Richard Lever - Head of Television


Richard is a partner and heads Lee & Thompson’s Television Group, advising a diverse and extensive television client list which includes most of the UK’s leading television production companies. He advises on all areas of the television industry, including the creation of talent based TV production companies, the setting up and financing of high-end television projects and all commercial arrangements required to bring shows to people’s screens.

Richard was actively involved with PACT, having served on the PACT Council for a number of years and was extensively involved in policy making affecting producers across the television industry. In particular, Richard advised PACT’s TV policy group on the Terms of Trade for UK broadcasters which has provided significant opportunities for UK ‘indies’.

Richard is recognised as one of the leading TV specialists in the UK and internationally. The latest UK edition of Chambers and Partners ranks Richard as a leader in his field, lauded by clients for his “unique combination of masterful expertise and strategic sensibility, especially in an ever-changing industry“.


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