Anthony qualified as a Solicitor in 1981 and has wealth of experience as a legal and business advisor in the media and entertainment industries representing talent and businesses throughout the creative industries.
Anthony's principal areas of work are representing musical artists and writers, recording, publishing and television companies as well as an eclectic mix of photographers, actors, theatrical performers, magazines, festivals, live event constructors and suppliers, web development and new media ventures.
Having experience of both sides of the creative industries Anthony has extensive knowledge of commercial principles surrounding media transactions.
Anthony supervises contentious work undertaken by the practice.
Prior to qualifying in 2007, Mary worked in the BBC and Paramount Pictures International legal departments where she developed her interest and skills in intellectual property law.
Mary then trained with Anthony Jayes and since qualifying has worked on a wide range of music and entertainment industry-related matters. Her main clients comprise recording artists, producers, managers, record labels and television channels.
The firm provides a full legal service to its clients and in addition to intellectual property and general commercial advice, Mary advises regularly on employment and company matters. She also maintains a busy residential and commercial conveyancing practice, dealing with anything from short-term tenancies and leases to high-value sales, purchases and compulsory purchase transactions.
Outside the office Mary is actively involved in youth and community work and has over recent years grown the firm’s charity practice. She now represents a number of charities and deals with matters ranging from incorporation and registration with the Charity Commission to compliance and general business affairs.
Mark Ambrose (Consultant)
Mark Ambrose qualified as a solicitor in 1988 and has an LLM in Intellectual Property Law from London University.
He has worked in private practice and in a number of in-house roles, including as the Head of Legal Affairs for the children’s television channel Nickelodeon, where he oversaw the launch of several new channels and as the General Counsel for CNBC for nine years where he oversaw the extension of the brand through the creation of several new local-language channels in EMEA and sponsorship associations with F1 and Premiership Rugby.
He has experience of all aspects of the television sector, including contracts for the acquisition and distribution of content and technical contracts for linear and digital platforms.