Swan Turton is a leading firm in the advertising and marketing law sector. Our clients include advertisers, trade bodies and above and below the line agencies.

We advise on all aspects relating to content including branded content and, working increasingly with our Technology Group, digital marketing. Our expertise in copyright and other legal issues and an in-depth working knowledge of the regulators, such as the ASA, CMA and Ofcom, enable us to provide a fast copy checking service with a pragmatic and commercial approach.

Our strong focus on media and entertainment law enables us to give a commercial input to negotiating and drafting talent contracts and advice on dealing with celebrities that really adds value. Our music practice is invaluable in the context of music rights clearance and music disputes. We also advise clients on all aspects of brand development and protection and sponsorship issues.

We advise on all areas affecting those in the marketing business, including complaints and legal claims, client contracts, commercial contracts, structuring joint ventures and other corporate transactions and employment matters.

Our clients regularly use our global network of specialist advertising law firms, Adlaw International, for local advice on international campaigns, clearance and litigation issues.

Group head Charles Swan is the author of the advertising industry section in Copinger and Skone James on Copyright, the copyright section in Crown, Bray and Earle on Advertising Law and Regulation, as well as the Prize Promotions and Lotteries chapter in the IPA’s Ad Law book.

Key contact: Charles Swan

What the Legal Directories say:

Chambers & Partners

Client service: “We are happy with the relationship – it’s straightforward and productive.” (2013 Edition)

Client service: “They are more than just people at the end of a telephone: they get involved.” (2013 Edition)

Clients agree that the outfit represents real value for money, consistently providing work of exceptionally high qualty.

This “terrific outfit” fields a team of “fantastic lawyers” boasting extensive expertise in advertising, marketing, media and entertainment law. Clients say “It may be smaller than some of its competitors, but the individuals are stupendous.”

Legal 500

“The team at Swan Turton includes ‘people you want to have in your corner’.”