• As lawyers, we’re used to reading and writing!  

    However, beyond office hours, our love of language and stories, real and imagined, flows into our everyday lives. Our interest in literature and publishing traverses all genres and forms.

    Through the law, we seek to empower and support Australia’s talented writers, illustrators, publishers and everyone involved in this unique industry.  

    Our experienced publishing lawyers work with authors, journalists, writers, media personalities, illustrators, artists, book cover designers, literary agents, editors, publishing houses, magazines, journals and more.  

    Looking for legal assistance or advice? We’d love to help. Get in touch with one of our publishing lawyers today. 

    We can help you with things like

    • Publishing agreement reviews, advice and negotiations.
    • Pre-publication legal reviews and advice for books, screenplays, articles, scripts, ads, blogs, social media content and other publications.
    • Agreements with illustrators, literary agents, cover designers, and more.
    • Shopping agreements, option and purchase agreements, and production agreements (for film and television deals). 
    • IP licence agreements (with third parties such as photographers, illustrators, artists or other IP owners).
    • Copyright advice, protection, infringement and commercialisation.
    • Online store terms and conditions.
    • IP protection and strategy.
    • Defamation advice and disputes.
    • Advice on receiving and providing royalties.
    • Much more!


    For more information about our services, take a look at our Publishing Law page here.

    Examples of work:

    • Negotiating numerous publishing agreements for various authors and illustrators with major and independent Australian publishing houses.
    • Undertaking pre-publication legal reviews of manuscripts prior to publication, to flag and advise on legal risks relating to intellectual property, compliance with court orders, defamation and confidentiality.
    • Trade marking of book series’ titles and associated merchandise and products.