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Simkins Simkins was founded in 1962 as one of the pioneering rms for the entertainment and media industry. We are still best known for our market-leading practice in that area. Today our rm works with clients from a broad range of industries and we offer a full range of legal services in corporate and commercial law, property law, employment law and dispute resolution.

Across our practice our lawyers have an outstanding reputation for providing high-quality, responsive advice that is always commercial and focused on our clients' needs. They provide carefully considered support and guidance, adding value at every stage of the process. I couldn't recommend them more highly.
Highlights

read more › In 1959, Michael Simkins, then a fledgeling City lawyer, met a talent agent, Leslie Grade, brother of Lew and father of Michael. He began to represent a group of up-and-coming entertainers and, fascinated by the business of the music and film industries, he started to build a group of clients from that world. With their encouragement, he set up his own firm in 1962. The firm grew through the sixties and seventies. The Simkins Partnership became one of a small number of niche practices specialising in the legal and business side of the media and entertainment industries and gained an unparalleled reputation for outstanding deal-making, uncompromising toughness and total confidentiality and discretion for its glamorous clientle.

read more › Simkins offers a full range of legal services to corporate and individual clients across a wide range of industry sectors. We aim to provide the highest quality of client service and we have a reputation for outstanding deal-making, uncompromising toughness, and total condentiality and discretion. We are best known for our entertainment and media work, but that is not all we do.

read more › Our commercial practice is at the heart of the firm's business. Contracts are at the root of our work in this area and our lawyers are experts in drafting, advising on and, if necessary, litigating commercial contracts of all kinds. We have a wide range of experience in all commercial contracts, but have a particular expertise in advising on contracts for the acquisition, protection and exploitation of rights. Our lawyers combine a sound grasp of the technicalities of contract law, intellectual property and nance with a deep understanding of business.

read more › Our corporate group acts across a wide range of industry sectors. Our client base is broad and runs from ownermanaged businesses and entrepreneurs to multi-national and publicly quoted companies in industries that include the media, entertainment and leisure sectors. We can advise at all stages of a company's life cycle, from fledgling start-ups through development and growth, in areas such as equity and debt nancing, joint ventures, international expansion and IPOs. We pride ourselves on our responsiveness, commitment and pragmatic approach to structuring and completing any given transaction, and clients praise our lawyers for their business-focused advice and hands-on approach.

read more › Litigation is painful. It takes up time and money that is better used building business. Wherever we can, we help our clients avoid disputes or nip potential problems in the bud, but if litigation is necessary, we have the expertise to take cases to trial in a wide range of courts and tribunals. We offer advice and representation on general commercial disputes and have a specic focus on media-related cases. We have experience in all forms of dispute resolution, including mediation, arbitration and litigation.

read more › Employment law advice needs to be concise, timely and of course, practical. Our lawyers pride themselves on delivering this with the highest quality and in a way that is always 'off the fence'. We have wide expertise in the media and entertainment sector but are equally at home with clients from other industries, including, charities, recruitment, nance, professional services and SMEs. We also regularly advise high net worth individuals in their capacity as employers and senior executives in their individual capacity.

read more › Time is money in the world of property, and the deal has to get done. Our aim is to give our clients concise, authoritative commercial advice within the tight time requirements that their businesses demand. Our property group has strong sectoral experience in the acquisition and disposal of retail and industrial portfolios, management of shopping centres and industrial estates, nancial restructuring, and acquisitions and disposals for corporate occupiers in the retail and leisure sectors. Our approach is highly commercial, and we get under the skin of every business we work with, whether they are developers, property nanciers, high-net-worth individuals or public and private companies.

read more › Businesses and individuals, whether they are high-prole or not, sometimes need to take decisive action to protect their reputations. We have extensive knowledge and experience in this area and offer our clients tailored legal services to protect their reputation, privacy and condentiality as effectively as possible. We prefer to help clients manage their reputations to avoid the need for litigation. Before publication, we can operate quickly and exibly in light of a potential media crisis. After publication, we act swiftly to seek remedies.

read more › Simkins is a leading media and commercial law rm, offering a full range of legal services to corporate and individual clients operating in a broad range of industries. We are growing and we are recruiting bright, committed people, with an interest in culture, media and sports, who want to be part of a dynamic and ambitious team. We are interested in the personal and professional development of every member of our rm, and we are committed to training and mentoring at all levels. If you are interested in a career at Simkins, please send a CV and covering letter to careers@simkins.com.

read more › Simkins is a leading media and commercial law rm, offering a full range of legal services to corporate and individual clients operating in a broad range of industries. We have an outstanding reputation in media, entertainment, sports and leisure, but we also have strong sectoral followings in other areas such as employment, property, retail, professional services and finance. We pride ourselves on providing high quality, responsive advice in all areas of our practice. Please note, we are unable to accept registrations prior to that date.

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