Creative Industries Federation and law firm Harbottle and Lewis announce partnership in support of creative industries

June 04, 2020

The Creative Industries Federation has today announced a partnership with leading media, technology and entertainment law firm, Harbottle & Lewis, to ensure people working in the creative industries can access high quality guidance and support on legal issues when they need it most during these difficult times.

Harbottle & Lewis will offer a range of guidance and support at no charge for free to members of the Creative Industries Federation, tailored for their industry and individual circumstances: 

Legal Helpdesk
A free legal helpdesk will be available to all members offering an initial consultation of up to 30 minutes with a Harbottle & Lewis lawyer, providing them with initial guidance and a steer on any legal concerns. 

Members will also be able to access a series of written legal insight pieces on specialist areas including intellectual property rights, finance and funding schemes and employment law.

Legal webinars and workshops
Harbottle & Lewis lawyers will also participate in The Fed’s webinars, workshops and thought leadership events.

“The current situation is complex and worrying for many who work in the creative industries right now, so it will be really helpful for our members to be able to call a friendly lawyer to have an initial chat about their current situation,” said Terry Corby of the Creative Industries Federation. “We’re delighted to be able to partner with Harbottle and Lewis who can offer our members initial expert, high quality guidance and support. We listen hard to what our members say they need and we’re confident that this guidance and support will be a welcome addition to our wide range of member benefits.”

Charles Leveque, partner at Harbottle and Lewis said: “We are delighted to have teamed up with the Creative Industries Federation to offer its members exclusive access to a wide range of relevant legal guidance and support. Harbottle & Lewis has advised businesses and entrepreneurs in the creative industries over many years and they are very much part of our DNA.  We are therefore thrilled to be able to offer this support in conjunction with the Creative Industries Federation during this unprecedented and challenging time."

About Harbottle & Lewis

Harbottle & Lewis is a leading law firm known for its stand-out expertise in the Media and Entertainment sectors. 

For more than 60 years, we have acted for some of the most creative, talented and successful people, businesses and corporates, across all of their legal needs. Our valued long-standing client relationships are built on trust and anchored on exceptional client service. 


The Creative Industries Federation is currently offering 3 months free membership for freelancers and microbusinesses working within the creative industries. For more information, visit

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