Richard's career in media law began at Denton Hall & Burgin, where he was made a partner in 1982 and was integral to a number of high profile film financing deals, including Flash Gordon (1980), Chariots of Fire (1981) and Who Dares Wins (1982), as well as a number of Ken Russell films.
In 1985, Richard moved to Lorimar Pictures, where he was extensively involved in sale-and-leaseback deals.
Following that, and for the next 25 years, Richard was a partner at two well-known media law firms: Marriot Harrison and Davenport Lyons. During this time, he worked in many areas of media law, in particular film and television production and financing.
Richard left private practice in 2013, to pursue a second career as an independent consultant advising extensively on a wide range of legal and business issues through his own firm.
We were delighted that Richard agreed to being media consultant to this firm. He is also a consultant to a leading entertainment law firm in Cape Town, Irish MacLeod.
Prior to joining JWSS, Silvia has worked for some 15 years in the creative sector in Germany and England in a range of positions in curatorial and educational projects at major public art galleries and art and design practice-based universities.
As General Manager of the Association of Illustrators she initiated the campaign for fairer contracts for visual creators and represented the organisation at the British Copyright Council and the Creators Rights Alliance.
At University of the Arts London, she led the development of IP information resources and training for creative students and small businesses working closely with leading law firms specialising in IP. She also produced resources and lead workshops on intellectual property for the World Intellectual Property Organisation and the Academy of the European Patent Office.
Silvia remains involved in a research project on design rights infringement and its impact on rights holders commissioned by the UK Intellectual Property Office.
Silvia is a German native speaker.
With a background in integrated design, Sabine has a keen interest in all areas of creativity - from service design to building chairs. More than 10 years experience as a freelance graphic designer has given Sabine a good understanding of the requirements of clients in the creative industries.
Sabine continues to work part-time for the Association of Illustrators where she manages their various illustration competitions and awards programmes. Over the years she has developed an efficient system for the complete administrative process from submissions to book production.
She now brings her expertise as a project manager to the management of our office.
Sabine is a German native speaker.
We are located at Somerset House and are delighted to be a part of its creative community.