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Swan Turton

Media & Entertainment

3 ranked lawyersBand 3UK-wideUK 2022 View ranking table

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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

Sources say the lawyers at Swan Turton are "approachable, understanding and excellent at drafting."

Interviewees report:"Their advice is invaluable and is given in a warm, genial and unpretentious manner."

Work highlights

Assisted Madness with many contractual matters concerning their 40th anniversary, including a new recording agreement, livestream and documentary contracts and a book publishing agreement.

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.
"Catherine Fehler is always very sensible and collegial."

Charles Swan is one of the most respected advertising and marketing law specialists in the UK, advising on international clearance and 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.
"Charles Swan is steeped in the world of advertising.""Charles is a very intelligent lawyer."

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 Bentley is very considerate and gets the deal done.""A very knowledgeable lawyer."

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

UK-wide

Media & Entertainment: Advertising & Marketing


Charles Swan
Senior Statespeople

Media & Entertainment: Music: Contentious


Catherine Fehler
Band 3

Media & Entertainment: Music: Non-contentious


Julian Bentley
Band 4