The design and creative industries in the UK are substantial and  growing into new areas.

Our lawyers understand the wide range of responsibilities and risks that creative entrepreneurs will inevitably encounter in building a successful business.

We help designers protect their work – and grow their businesses.

Typical design related legal issues we advise on:

  • Commissions and collaborations – we assist with project management agreements and negotiating risk assignment. Other issues can include  joint authorship.
  • Early stage contracts: we work with designers on agency and distribution agreements and collaboration agreements.
  • Intellectual property protection: focusing on brand protection, and exploitation, design rights, registration and enforcement of trade marks and domain names.
  • Dispute resolution: our lawyers have a wealth of experience in settling disputes to achieve a workable and commercial outcome. The team often deal with highly complex, industry-specific legal disputes.

Situated in the creative heart of London our team works with designers, commissioners, galleries, studios, event organisers and a number of creative incubators and accelerators to deal with the wide range of legal issues that arise for smaller creatives starting out and growing their businesses in the design industry.

Who to contact

View Profile

Catherine Gannon