This team receives market acclaim as a ‘wonderful one-stop shop for all third sector matters’. It provides advertising-related advice to regulatory bodies and charities... 

          Chambers UK 2012

We provide our clients with practical, commercial advice for marketing campaigns across all media and are ranked as leading advertising and marketing lawyers in the Chambers UK and Legal 500 directories.

We are experienced in a vast range of legislation across different sectors, such as the advertising of foodstuffs. We are also expert in all the relevant UK and EU legislation, including the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 and Privacy and Electronic Communication (EC Directive) Regulation 2003.

We have a particular expertise in regulatory matters, and are advisors to the Committee of Advertising Practice and the Advertising Standards Authority.

Where campaigns and promotions run into trouble we can call on the expertise of our Dispute Resolution team, and we have successfully defended numerous trading standards prosecutions.

Our Clients

While we work with a wide range of business and third sector clients, we are uniquely placed to advise on the interface between advertising law and charity law requirements.

We advise businesses and charities on sponsorship and fundraising arrangements; charities and promoters on the regulatory framework surrounding lotteries, free draws and competitions; fundraisers and fundraising regulatory bodies on applicable legislation and regulatory codes, and on the legal issues surrounding the increasingly popular text donation promotions, including gift aid and data protection issues.

Our Services

In summary, we provide advice in relation to:

  • Agency contracts
  • Database issues
  • IP licences
  • Comparative advertising
  • Sales promotions, including terms and conditions and charity linked promotions
  • Lotteries, prize draws and competitions, including Gambling Act 2005 requirements
  • Trading standards
  • Fundraising activities
  • Sponsorship agreements
  • Electronic marketing, including the use of cookies