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UK Guide 2023
UK-wide Media & Entertainment
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Band 2

11 Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Review

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Media & Entertainment: Gaming and Social Media - UK-wide
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Band 2
What the team is known for

Sheridans is a celebrated full-service media firm with an impressive litigation offering. The firm's music lawyers act for talent, producers and managers, while its strong film and TV department advises independent producers and digital media platforms. Sheridans is also well known for its innovative gaming practice, which attracts established and startup video games developers. The firm offers considerable expertise in advising producers and artists in the theatre world.

Work Highlights

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  • Sheridans advised Studiocanal on all aspects of the development of the film Retribution.

Notable Practitioners

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Howard Jones
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Eminent Practitioners

Howard Jones is the firm's managing partner and is one of the UK entertainment industry's most venerable advisers. He is particularly celebrated for his work in music and theatre.

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Alex Chapman
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Band 1

Alex Chapman advises games developers and content creators on all manner of commercial and corporate deals, including M&A transactions, share sales, and development and publishing agreements. He is also highly regarded for his mastery of the UK Games Tax Relief Scheme.

"Alex Chapman gives attentive and pragmatic advice."

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Jacqueline Hurt
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Band 1

Jacqueline Hurt is recognised for her excellent reputation for working at the summit of film and TV. She advises Hollywood studios, UK and international producers, SVOD platforms and investors on all stages of finance, production and distribution.

"Jacqueline Hurt has been incredibly scrupulous and personable. She has exhibited a deep level of care and commitment to all deals."

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James Kay
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Band 1

James Kay leads Sheridans' media finance team. He advises investors, studios, producers and also a number of high-profile comedians on all manner of production, exploitation and carriage agreements.

"A good sounding board and strategist."

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Claire Lewis
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Band 2

Claire Lewis helps playwrights and impresarios bring their productions to the London stage, and advises recording artists and promoters on worldwide touring arrangements. She also advises creatives and industry-side clients on album deals.

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Alex Tutty
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Band 2

Alex Tutty is head of the computer games and interactive entertainment department at Sheridans. He regularly acts for developers and publishers on all manner of licence agreements and also mergers and acquisitions.

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Robin Hilton
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Band 4

Robin Hilton advises talent, producers, studios and financiers on the financing, production and monetisation of all manner of audiovisual content. Best known for his work in film and TV, he also acts for comedians and for music and social media stars.

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Nigel Jones
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Band 4

Nigel Jones is recommended for his work on behalf of major music talent and companies in the industry. He advises on licensing and distribution, tours and merchandising, and music catalogue transactions.

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Russell Roberts
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Band 3

Russell Roberts represents talent, executives, music publishers and record companies in negotiations for all kinds of commercial and corporate agreements. These range from catalogue and image rights deals to joint ventures and share offerings, as well as employment matters.

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Nick Mahara
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Up and Coming

Nick Mahara is head of Sheridans' film production group. His practice includes assisting talent on deals with major UK and US studios and producers.

"I was 100% satisfied with Nick's work - excellent service with a smile."

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Tim Davies
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Up and Coming

Tim Davies has particular expertise in representing independent games developers the negotiation and drafting of financing, development and publishing agreements.

Ranked Lawyers at
Sheridans

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UK-wide

Media & Entertainment: Film & Television

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Jacqueline Hurt
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Band 1
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James Kay
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Band 1
4
Robin Hilton
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Band 4
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Nick Mahara
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Up and Coming
Media & Entertainment: Gaming and Social Media

1
Alex Chapman
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Band 1
2
Alex Tutty
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Band 2
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Tim Davies
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Up and Coming
Media & Entertainment: Music: Non-contentious

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Howard Jones
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Eminent Practitioners
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Russell Roberts
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Band 3
4
Nigel Jones
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Band 4
Media & Entertainment: Theatre

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Claire Lewis
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Band 2