Lisa is an experienced commercial, IP/IT and media lawyer. She has spent many years in-house at leading US multinationals such as Disney, Nickelodeon and Discovery Channel (where she was Director-Legal for six years) before moving back to private practice several years ago. Her in-house experience enables her to offer commercial and pragmatic advice aligned to each client's business strategy.
She splits her time between the London and East Midlands offices.
Lisa heads up a growing Media team in London for business affairs and contentious media/IP/defamation.
Lisa has wide ranging TV/Film production, distribution, compliance, music, talent, advertising/sponsorship, channel carriage and digital media experience. She also advises on commercial agreements including purchase/supply, agency/distribution, technology, partnerships, outsourcing and joint ventures. She helps clients protect and exploit their brands and valuable IT/IP.
Lisa also handles contentious IP and media matters.
She is a member of PACT (Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television) and is a member of the PACT product placement committee. She is also a member of Women in Film and TV.
Drafted a joint venture agreement for an award winning children's clothing manufacturer.
Content advice for TV programmes dealing with subject matter ranging from 9/11, air crashes and Haiti.
Advised a post production house on its facilities service agreement and leasing of live event equipment.
Assignment of software rights to an educational institution.
Reviewed and advised on a TV programme commission with a leading broadcaster, its associated distribution agreement with a UK distributor and related talent agreements.
Advised an advertising agency regarding a key client contract; advertising content clearances.
Advised a health clinic regarding a celebrity endorsement deal.
Lisa enjoys running and travelling. She also enjoys opera and musical theatre.
“An efficient and experienced solicitor, she is now best known for her TV and film work”
Chambers UK 2013
Leading individual (Band 4)
“Understands pressures and deadlines”
Legal 500 2012