Hugh James

  • Address: Two Central Square, Cardiff, CF10 1FS
  • Contact e-mail: Aled.Walters@hughjames.com
  • Phone number: 029 2267 5530
  • Main genres: Hugh James is a Top 100, full service UK law firm headquartered in Cardiff, with a specialist Media division. We recently acquired Loosemores Solicitors, a well-established boutique firm with a particular focus on Media and Entertainment law, which has further strengthened our expertise across the sector. We advise individuals, production companies, broadcasters, founders, investors and distributors in relation to all aspects of media and entertainment law. Our experience spans the full spectrum of the industry including TV, film, radio, music and live events. Services include: Commissioning, production and co-production agreements; Project financing agreements; Television format deals; Licensing agreements; Distribution agreements; Rights clearances/ chain of title; Live events; Talent agreements; General corporate advisory and more. A number of our lawyers have previously worked in-house for the likes of major Welsh broadcaster S4C and, therefore, have an in-depth knowledge of the television industry inside and out.
  • Awards / Commissions: We are top ranked for Media and Entertainment in Wales by Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500 2023 Legal Directory Guides. Aled Walters and Mark Loosemore are also recognised as Leading Individuals for Media and Entertainment law in Wales. The firm is also a professional member of PACT (the UK television production company trade union) and our lawyers are members of the Royal Television Society. Having joined Hugh James from S4C's legal department, Ilan Jones also has extensive experience of advising production companies on various legal issues. The firm is also a professional member of PACT (the trade union of UK television production companies), and our lawyers are members of RTS (Royal Television Society).