Advertising and Marketing

Legal advice that drives your campaigns forward 

Your marketing campaigns helps define who you are as a business and your reputation relies upon a successful marketing strategy. 

We can be there at any stage of your marketing campaign, at the very beginning helping you spot promising opportunities and potential pitfalls and to design your strategy, throughout your journey to the end to help ensure legal compliance and marketing standards before go live.

As a full-service firm, we understand the importance of building a robust brand and acknowledge how external factors can influence the perception of your customers. Our team of lawyers can identify and provide you specialist support in relation to a wide range of issues, including charity promotions; health, nutrition and pharmaceutical claims; green claims; intellectual property concerns; comparative advertising; and financial promotions.

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To help you identify & manage risk on campaigns we can:

  • Create comprehensive media buying, influencer, creative services and other advertising related agreements
  • Help you negotiate rules and guidance around potential "greenwashing"
  • Provide training for your teams on advertising and marketing compliance
  • Help you to respond to Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) complaints

  • Work to your time constraints and deadlines
  • Help you to protect against intellectual property infringement claims
  • Keep you up to date with new legislation and regulatory issues that will affect your campaigns, including consumer and High Fat, Sugar and Salt products (HFSS) legislation.
  • Help to ensure your sponsorship deals enhance your brand and protect your reputation

Some of our recent and ongoing Advertising & Marketing experience:

Major fast food retailers - Teaser

Major fast food restaurant

We act as an extension of the in-house advertising and marketing team for a major fast food retailer. We currently advise on our client's on-going app offers and copy clearance approvals for newsletters and push notifications covering prize draws, promotions, and seasonal campaigns.

Worldwide media agency - Teaser

Worldwide media agency

We advised on a media buying agreement with a worldwide media agency for the provision of media buying planning advice and purchase of media space for media campaigns (including Statements of Work for the UK, ROI, and Germany).

FTSE 100 FMCG company - Teaser

FTSE 100 FMCG company

We advised a FTSE 100 FMCG company on a global Media Buying Agreement with a content and communications agency for their digital media buying and strategy, in addition to providing support with their advertising its marketing toolkits.

UK spectacles and contact lens provider- Teaser

UK spectacles and contact lens provider

We advised on national promotional campaigns for a UK spectacles and contact lens provider (including in relation to its pricing practices), in addition to advising our client in relation to their care plan.

Multinational off-price department store - Teaser

High street clothing and merchandise retailer

We act as an extension of the in-house legal team for a multinational off-price department store advising on CSR and charity-linked promotions. We provide advice covering charity law, general commercial contracts, intellectual property issues and advertising and marketing compliance.

UK leading healthcare organisations - Teaser

UK leading healthcare organisations

We provided support to the customer-facing and market-facing group of companies for one of the UK's leading healthcare organisations. We have provided support with their advertising of weight loss products and sector specific guidance and continue to provide the customer-facing group member with support on ASA complaints.