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Simpsons Solicitors

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2 ranked lawyersBand 4AustraliaAsia-Pacific 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Simpsons Solicitors' well-resourced and established team has carved out an enviable reputation as a boutique entertainment and IP firm. Maintains an ability to advise on both transactional and contentious issues and noted for its close focus on the protection and enforcement of intellectual property in the music sector. Additionally advises an array of prestigious libraries, galleries and museums at both national and state level on practice area issues. Key clients include Fulcrum Media Finance, the National Gallery of Australia and Netflix.

Strengths

A client who speaks of Simpsons Solicitors' "high-quality work and great depth of expertise," adds: "They are responsive, know our industry like no other and are very good value for money."

Another client says: "Simpsons Solicitors were recommended as the best in their field and we were not disappointed," going on: "They were very pragmatic in their approach, took commercial realities into account in the way we needed, and kept us informed and updated with regard to costs every step of the way."

Work highlights

Simpsons Solicitors assisted Woolworths Group in negotiations with a range of stakeholders, including music and book publishers and leading Australian recording artists, in the development of an influencer-based nationwide literacy campaign publicised by rap versions of classic Australian children's stories.

Notable practitioners

Adam Simpson is a Sydney-based litigation specialist whose expertise in the media space extends to cover an impressive range of sub-sectors, including book and digital publishing, games, music, and museums and galleries. He is characterised by one client as "one of the leading publishing lawyers in the country, with a very helpful mix of legal expertise and commercial acumen," while another, speaking of his successful handling of a contentious mandate, reports: "Adam Simpson is a great strategist and superb in his approach: you need a litigator who understands your industry and, more importantly, your business, and Adam took the time out to ensure he understood both. A job well done."

Mark Bamford advises from the Sydney office on a range of issues principally affecting clients from the film, television, music and new technology entertainment media. A client highlights his as "the leading screen production finance practice in Australia," and maintains that "it is his leadership which underpins Simpsons’ focus on providing high-quality, timely and commercial advice."

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Adam Simpson
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Mark Bamford
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