Swan Turton

Media & Entertainment Department

UK-wide
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What the team is known for Significant advertising and marketing offering with a growing presence in the fields of adtech and digital advertising, acting for an impressive roster of agency clients. Flourishing music practice, advising artists, songwriters and producers on transactional and litigious matters.

Strengths A client reports: "I have every confidence in their efficiency. I cannot think of any way they can improve on their working performance and would not hesitate to recommend them."

Work highlights Advised Madness on the deal with Union Square Music/BMG for Madness's entire recording catalogue.

Notable practitioners


Catherine Fehler
leads the firm's dispute resolution department. She is recommended for all manner of contract, management, public image, and IP rights disputes.
"She has vast experience in the media, music publishing and entertainment field."


Charles Swan
is one of the most respected advertising and marketing law specialists in the UK, advising on international clearance, contracts of all kinds as well as ASA and competitor disputes. He is also recognised for his knowledge of the law with regard to photography and associated IP rights issues.
"One of the best advertising lawyers in the country.""Charles is calm, balanced in his views and considered in his advice and inputs." "He is definitely an expert in terms of knowledge of the market."


Julian Bentley
is head of the music team at Swan Turton. He advises artists, producers and songwriters, as well as major and independent labels, music publishers and advertising agencies on commercial agreements of all kinds and rights issues.
"Julian is very reasonable, very smart and a logical thinker."


Julian Turton
is one of the founding partners of the firm and has a wealth of experience handling commercial matters for a largely recording artist client base. This encompasses book and film deals, recording and collaboration agreements, and brand protection.
"He's an excellent lawyer who is very well regarded."