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We are experts in all aspects of the law – defamation, privacy, contempt, copyright (including fair dealing), the criminal law – that affects the publishing and broadcasting of content in the UK, as well as all relevant regulatory rules – Ofcom, ASA, BBC Editorial Guidelines, IPSO and the Editors’ Code.
Nigel Abbas, the firm’s founder, is the primary author of Channel 4’s Producers Handbook, a comprehensive practical guide to best practice, regulation and the law as they apply to the making and broadcasting of the broadcasters’ programmes. Equal in scale and ambition to the BBC Guidelines, it is now the benchmark for best practice training and procedures in the UK independent television sector. The Handbook was first published in 2008 (as a joint handbook for Channel 4 and Channel 5) and is now made available online at http://www.channel4.com/producers-handbook/
Abbas Media Law’s lawyers and advisers are some of the most experienced content lawyers in the country. They have advised on an enormous amount of television, film and other content over many years, across all genres. Content that we work on appears on television, in cinemas, on-line or in print week-in-week-out. Please click on the boxes below for further information.