Media Content Lawyer

  • Job Reference: 00000253-1
  • Date Posted: 3 January 2020
  • Recruiter: Abbas Media Law
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £50,000 to £65,000
  • Sector: Broadcasting, Legal Services
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Job Title: Media Content Lawyer
PQE Requirement: 2–5 years PQE+
Location: Central London

ABBAS Media Law
ABBAS Media Law are a niche, specialist law firm, working principally in the television, film and publishing industries. They are experts in all aspects of the law and regulations affecting these sectors and advise many of the UK’s leading broadcasters, independent production companies, and other content producers.


Job Description
The successful candidate will join a small team of lawyers advising the firm’s clients principally on media content-related matters before publication or broadcast. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with and be trained by some of the most experienced and sought-after media lawyers and advisors in the business. In addition, there is scope to train in other areas of media law – e.g. business affairs work as well as litigation.

Essential Qualifications/Skills
The candidate will have:
• At least 2 years+ post-qualified experience.
• An excellent academic record, and excellent written, research and presentational skills.
• The ability to work efficiently on competing projects and under pressure, to tight deadlines.
• Dynamism, and be self-motivated and have excellent interpersonal skills.


The candidate will have:
• Media law experience, including hands-on experience of defamation, privacy and copyright laws. Some litigation experience is desirable but not essential.
• Experience in advising on media content issues, preferably in the television and/or on-demand sectors.
• A practical understanding of the process of television production, preferably gained as an in-house lawyer at a television production company or broadcaster.


Employee Benefits
• Salary: £50-£65K (F/T or pro-rata).
• Annual Leave: 25 days + plus 1 day a year up to a max of 30 days + bank holidays.
• FT/PT: Full time (but would consider part time – min 25 hours per week).
• Pension: currently NEST only.