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LUCY CHISHOLM BATTEN

LAWYER

About

Lucy qualified as a solicitor in September 2020 having worked for Abbas Media Law since 2017.

Lucy works with and assists both AML’s content and business affairs teams.  She has experience of most areas of the law and regulation that affect the publishing and broadcasting of television and other content in the UK, including defamation, copyright, privacy and data protection laws, as well as Ofcom’s and other regulatory codes.

Working alongside AML’s Head of Business Affairs (Television), Lucy works on a wide range of underlying rights agreements including contributor releases and agreements, access agreements, data protection documentation, presenter agreements, writer agreements + many more.

In 2018 Lucy assisted and worked closely with AML’s content team when it successfully overturned a decision by the Information Commissioner’s Office requiring journalistic material belonging to a television production company client, and held by a police authority, to be disclosed to a third party.  Since then Lucy has completed a 3 months’ litigation placement working in the London office of international law firm CMS, working in the Litigation and Arbitration team assisting in all aspects of litigation including legal research, drafting legal notes, preparing documents for trial and other general case management tasks.

Lucy is both Production Assistant, and a contributing editor of zoom-in, AML’s quarterly magazine.

Experience

Before re-training as a lawyer and joining AML, Lucy worked for many years in the media and entertainment industry, predominantly working as a commercial programmer for Classic FM, Capital, Heart, Radio X, Smooth and LBC. Whilst at Global she was responsible for conceiving, creating and delivering partnerships between clients and Global’s many platforms. Her role meant she was heavily involved in all on-air and off-air projects and she used her expertise in running competitions and promotions to ensure all campaigns, scripts and promos were fully compliant with the Ofcom code and were legally water-tight before going to air.

When not working…

Lucy can be found cheering on the side lines of her son’s football matches, supporting her daughter’s ever-growing love of singing, having friends around for dinner, or dancing the night away.

PROFILES

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    NIGEL ABBAS

  • JAN TOMALIN

    JAN TOMALIN

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    PAUL SCHAEFER

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    KAREN HARPER

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    JENNY SPEARING

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    LUCY CHISHOLM BATTEN

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