Professional Solicitors Negligence Berwick Solicitors Galway and Dublin


Berwick Solicitors advises on a range of clients in the media and entertainment industry. Our experienced team prides itself on providing first class advice in all aspects of media and entertainment law, both contentious and non-contentious.

Areas covered include:

  • Defamation
    Our experts have extensive experience in the area of defamation. We act for a number of media outlets including newspapers, books, magazines, broadcasters and periodicals and we pride ourselves on our expertise in defending defamation actions. We advise in relation to all aspects of the law including libel, privacy, freedom of expression and contempt of court. We also offer an on-call out of hours service to publishers and broadcasters to advise on pre-publication matters close to broadcasting and print deadlines. We pride ourselves on our speedy pre-publication advice which is particularly important in light of the Defamation Act 2009 and the new remedies available under that act. We also specialise in the defence of media related litigation in the area of defamation.
  • Business Affairs
    We have a wealth of experience in advising the creative industries in business affairs. Our experts provide advice in the areas of finance and funding, contract law, regulation, music, film and television, publishing, advertising/sponsorship and commercial arrangements. We also advise on legal issues arising in the music industry such as clearance matters including music licensing. We advise clients on the contractual and financing arrangements for feature films and television programming, as well as dealing with the contractual arrangements for the talent and other participants in those production activities. We advise on production agreements including producer and talent agreements, co-production agreements, talent/crew agreements, distribution agreements, advising on clearance matters, including music licensing. We have a wealth of experience in representation agreements for models and personalities.
  • Intellectual Property Law
    We advise clients in all aspects of Intellectual Property Law including naming rights, sponsorship agreements, protection of domain names, trade secrets and confidential know-how. We pride ourselves on our expertise in the area of Intellectual Property and we advise a diverse client base.

If you need support or have a query about Media and Entertainment Law, please contact Berwick Solicitors in Galway; now also serving Mayo, Roscommon, Clare and Westmeath.

If you need support or have a query about Media and Entertainment Law, please contact Berwick Solicitors for a no obligation consultation in Galway or Dublin.

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David Higgins


T: (091) 567 545 (Galway)
T: (01) 488 3322 (Dublin)

About James Seymour Partner:
James has a wealth of experience in advising on the law of defamation and has been successful in a number of litigation claims. He specialises in defamation in social media and regularly acts for clients in this regard.

James prides himself on his litigation skills in the area of defamation, particularly in the defence of same. James’ extensive commercial law experience is of particular value to many of the firm’s media law clients.

James provides advise on many Intellectual Property law issues in media law such as Copyright, Patents, Trademarks, Design Rights, protection from Passing Off, and the protection of confidential information. James is the current President of the Galway Solicitors Bar Association and Chairperson of the Galway City & County Citizens Information Centre.