About Clarion

Clarion is highly focused in the technology, media and telecommunications sector and in particular are recommended as a top-tier firm, in the Yorkshire media sector, by legal research body Legal 500. The rankings are based on a series of criteria so they can highlight the teams who are providing the most cutting edge and innovative advice, in each practice area.

We have an unrivalled breadth of experience and expertise in the north of England, acting not only for large corporates and independent organisations in both digital and traditional media but also independent publishers, producers and design houses. We provide advice to this sector across the firm and businesses continue to instruct us and use the right team to address their need whether it is our corporate, employment, IP or commercial teams. Focusing the breadth and depth of our cross practice expertise we’re here to support you through the constantly shifting media landscape - minimising your risk and helping you take full advantage of new opportunities.

Over the years our media expertise has grown and includes advising on an extensive range of commercial media issues including acting for media and PR agencies, web developers and TV production houses. We also have significant experience in sports broadcasting work and providing advice to theatre companies and performers including: writers, musicians and record labels.

Examples of how we advise our media clients:

Commercial & IT – the team are there to ensure that your clients and key relationships operate within clear parameters to protect and secure your deals and connections;

Intellectual Property – we regularly keep clients up to speed with current issues including: Google AdWords policies; the issues of using other people’s trademarks or copyright works in your materials and the importance of owning brands. ‘Brand clearance’ and ‘freedom to operate’ searches are in growing demand from both agencies and their clients. With our international reach, we are able to assist clients with searches in other countries if they are trading overseas and need to protect their mark across a number of jurisdictions;

Employment and HR – our employment team can assist across the full range of employment issues including: employment contracts, business immigration, TUPE, disciplinary, grievance, discrimination and equal opportunities, disputes and tribunals, equal pay, health and safety, policy and procedures, redundancy and reorganisation restrictive covenants and retirement.

Strategy – the corporate team at Clarion advises many of the regions media businesses on the full range of corporate finance work, which encompasses mainstream M&A, acting for banks and other financial institutions in the provision of acquisition finance facilities through to advising entrepreneurs on start-up structures

Bringing specialist expertise, strategic thinking and a pragmatic, hands-on approach, quite simply your interests are ours.

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Meet the Team: 

Richard Moran
Senior Partner
Jonathan Simms
Partner, Corporate
Esther Kirwan
Partner, Intellectual Property
Matthew Hattersley
Partner, Commercial, IT and Privacy
Sarah Tahamtani
Partner, Employment
Martin Grange
Partner, Property
Simon Young
Partner, Disputes

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