Our Legal Services

As well as being experienced general commercial lawyers, we are expert intellectual property lawyers and have special skills in niche areas of law like entertainment, technology and media law.

Because of this, we’re able to look after most legal issues that creative people and organisations encounter. And if there’s something outside our skill-set, we will bring in our trusted consultant lawyers and financial advisors to help out.

You can learn more about the legal areas we practice in below.

  • Not only do we live, breath and love the music and entertainment industry – many of our lawyers have also worked within in it. Our team consists of experienced musicians, booking agents, managers, festival and tour coordinators and DJs.

    Our insider knowledge and industry experience allows us to understand and identify unique challenges and commercial opportunities for our clients and help them stay protected and reach their goals.

    We can help you with things like:

    • Setting up your new music or entertainment business;
    • Agreements for performers, artists, bands, management, booking agencies, producers, record labels, publishers and more;
    • Copyright matters, including rights, use, protection, infringement and commercialisation;
    • Copyright licences and assignments;
    • Moral rights and performer rights;
    • Clearing samples;
    • Distribution deals for both physical and digital products;
    • Trade mark registration of performer, record label or other business names;
    • Industry standards;
    • Collection of royalties;
    • Cease and desist letters;
    • APRA/AMCOS/ARIA music licences;
    • Band disputes;
    • Breach of contract advice;
    • Festival legals;
    • Pre-publishing clearances for advertisements, scripts, books, social media content and other publications;
    • Retailing and distribution of digital media, including music, software and film;
    • Handling legal affairs for festivals and events;
    • Merchandise, endorsements, sponsorship and publicity matters;
    • Employment matters;
    • Disputes and litigation including copyright infringement, partnership and contractual disputes; and
    • Much, much more.