Media and Telecommunications Northern Ireland

The Practice

The Media and Entertainment Group covers a wide range of services to complement the firm’s client base. We are developing and diversifying our practise area with the local media and entertainment industry and tailoring our services to our clients needs. This is a niche area and Arthur Cox is a leader in the local industry supplying a strong team with specialist expertise and experience. Together with our London and Dublin offices we have a quality cross-border capability and offer an unequalled seamless service across both jurisdictions.


Our Media and Entertainment practitioners advise a broad client base in creative industries on transactional, intellectual property and regulatory matters. We act for television and radio broadcasters, cable companies, production and distribution companies, publishers, advertising agencies, record companies and talent, as well as many digital media, content provision and telecommunications companies.

The group is dedicated to the areas of film and television production and media and entertainment law generally.  At a time when producers are seeking to maximize the value of their businesses we negotiate competitive deals, draft bespoke agreements and offer legal advice on all aspects of the production, financing and distribution of films and television programmes.


The Group advises on the full range of issues governing all aspects of content provision for the media and entertainment industry including:

  • Film
  • Television
  • Music
  • Radio
  • Broadcasting
  • Production finance
  • International and local distribution
  • Licensing
  • Talent
  • Advertising and publishing law
  • Digital and online media matters
  • Copyright and other intellectual property rights matters


‘Alan Taylor brings considerable expertise in IP matters to a practice that advised Granada Television on the production and distribution arrangements for television programmes such as The Royale Family and Prime Suspect and the Agrifoods and Biosciences Institute on a number of collaboration agreements and IP issues.’

The Legal 500: The Clients’ Guide to the UK Legal Profession, 2009