• Event lawyers

    We are no strangers to the events industry.

    Our team consists of experienced musicians, booking agents, sound technicians, managers, festival and tour coordinators and DJs. In addition, we are skilled entertainment lawyers with a genuine passion for helping Australia’s events industry thrive.

    This inside knowledge and practical experience allows us to guide business owners and other players in the industry to run well-protected and legally compliant events.

    Who we work with

    We represent major Australian music and arts festivals, food and wine festivals, pop up events, fundraising events, conferences, expos, virtual events and workshops. We also work with promoters, managers, galleries, touring agents and other events industry figures.

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



    Event legal advice services

    We provide legal advice for the events industry, including:

    • Business structuring and set up.  
    • Handling legal affairs portfolios for festivals and events
    • Application of the Australian Consumer Law.  
    • APRA/AMCOS/ARIA music licences.  
    • Intellectual property rights, including trade mark registration
    • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating venue terms.  
    • Merchandising, endorsements, publicity and sponsorship.
    • Risk management, work place safety laws and relevant events insurance.
    • Liquor licensing requirements. 
    • Application of the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) Food Standard Code. 
    • Selling and purchasing of events.
    • Negotiations between talent, promoters and event planners.  
    • Relocation and cancellation of events.  
    • Cancellation clauses, including force majeure clauses
    • Superannuation and tax obligations for talent. 
    • Cancellation of talent.  
    • Defamation claims. 
    • Discrimination claims. 
    • Disputes and litigation.

    Event contracts and policies services

    We can draft, review and negotiate a range of contracts and policies  relating to events, including: 

    • Agreements relating to ownership of events including shareholders agreements, partnership agreements, joint venture agreements and more.
    • Terms and conditions for event ticketing and entry.
    • Venue hire agreements. 
    • Employee and contractor agreements.
    • Volunteer agreements.
    • Terms and conditions for promotions, competitions and lotteries. 
    • Website terms and conditions and privacy policies. 
    • Cancellation and refund policies.  
    • Refusal of entry policies.  
    • Talent and performer booking agreements. 
    • Event promotor agreements. 
    • IP licences.
    • Sponsorship agreements. 
    • Merchandising agreements.
    • Videography and photography agreements. 
    • Stall-holder agreements. 
    • Confidentiality agreements. 
    • Liability waivers. 

    Event commercialisation services

    We can help you commercialise your work in the events industry through: 

    • Trade mark registration and protection.  
    • Intellectual property advice, commercialisation and protection.
    • Merchandising agreements.  
    • Online store terms and conditions.
    • Videography and photography agreements. 
    • Selling and purchasing event businesses.

    Infringement and dispute services

    We can assist you with infringements and disputes relating to the events industry, including: 

    • Drafting and responding to cease and desist letters. 
    • Alternative dispute resolution. 
    • Negotiations and mediation. 
    • Copyright, trade mark and design infringement proceedings and litigation. 
    • Defamation matters.
    • Discrimination matters.

    Common problems our events lawyers solve

    Coming soon!