Laceys Solicitors Laceys is a leading, forward-thinking law firm with specialist experts serving both individual and business clients across a broad spectrum of practice areas.


Media and Technology (including T&Cs)

The Media industry is vast and fun and creative.  In amongst it all is the rights to the creation.

Acting on behalf of companies in the Media industry we offer a full range of services in this specialist area and to help guide your company from development, creation, production to exploitation of your product.

We can oversee on the formation of your company helping to ensure that the structure selected is the most suitable. We can then help to protect your company and those your represent and maximise and exploit the assets you own.  We can review, advise, draft or negotiate contracts in the Film, Writing, TV, Theatre and Music business including:

  • Record Label Agreements
  • Publishing Agreements (Music and Writing)
  • Director/Producer Agreements
  • Distribution Agreements in Music, TV and Film
  • Film/Still/Music/location Clearance
  • Set Design/Lighting/Make-up/Costume design Agreements
  • Budgets for TV/Film and budgets for Music tours/concerts
  • Treatments and pitches to TV and Film studios
  • Promoter Agreements
  • Management Agreements
  • Sponsorship Agreements
  • Endorsement Agreements
  • Social media contracts including Vblogging, competitions and promotions

Technology and Terms and Conditions

In the fast paced technology world it is important that you maintain your intellectual property rights and have the right contracts issued to protect your software, technology or product.

We are able to assist with the reviewing, advising, drafting or negotiating of contracts for you or your company with individuals or multi-million pound international companies. Types of contracts include:

  • Confidentiality/ Non-disclosure Agreements
  • Software Agreements
  • Terms and Conditions/ End User Licence Agreements
  • Services Agreements
  • Manufacturing Agreements
  • Commission Agreements
  • Privacy Policies
  • Trademarks/Copyright
  • Competitions and promotions on Websites and Social Media

Need a Guest Speaker?

Due to our specialities we are often asked by education establishments to give talks to students.  Here is a list of some of the talks we have held over the last few years.

  • BPP Law School (London) on Social Media “do’s and don’ts”.
  • Bournemouth University on Music Management Agreements and Copyright.
  • The Great Escape (Brighton) on Independent Distribution Agreements.
  • Southampton Solent University on Copyright and Management Agreements.
  • Academy of Music and Sound in Southampton on Copyright, Recorded Music and Publishing.
  • LeAF studio (Bournemouth) on Agents Agreements
  • BPI (London) on Music Distribution Agreements
  • Film Expo South (Southampton) copyright “do’s and don’ts” in the TV and Film industry

If you feel this is something that could be of interest to you, or if you would like any further advice on your creative projects please contact Luke below.

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Luke English

Associate — Corporate and Commercial / Media and Technology

Direct dial: 01202 205022
Switchboard: 01202 557256


  • “Starting a music career is quite daunting so it was great to have Luke on my side to translate all the legal jargon and make sure the contracts were in my best interests.”

    The Voice Finalist 2018 Lauren Bannon AKA Lloren

  • “ Tweet from LRW Films (@lrwfilms)

    04/02/2017, 17:52
    A pleasure to meet Luke @filmexposouth very helpful and knowledgeable, so if you need help with a contract. @Englishmedia #mediacopyright”

    LRW Films

  • “Great service with clear communication”

    Sebastien Duval

  • “A friendly legal firm which provides good quality contract advice”

    Adrian Lewis

Luke works in both the Commercial and Media and Technology departments.

For Commercial work, Luke advises individuals and companies on their contracts from Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policies to Distribution and Manufacturing Agreements. Luke specialises in advising Start-ups and entrepreneurs and helping them to succeed in launching their businesses and building their brands.

For Media and Technology Luke advises companies or individuals for a variety of media contracts including; Management Agreements, Producer Agreements, Record Label Agreements, Publishing Agreements, Distribution Agreements, Performance Release Forms, Acting Agreements, Director Agreements, Film/Still/Music Clearances, Writer Agreements.

Luke loves meeting new clients in the creative industry and helping them to protect their projects.

Away from work Luke DJ’s (he has a vast music collection of vinyl, CD’s and MP3’s) so loves to host a good house party! He also loves live music so whether in the south coast or in London he can be found at live gigs supporting his clients.

You can find out more about Luke here, from an interview he did with the Big Music Project.


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