Taking care of the legal & commercial side of creativity.


Dean has a wealth of experience in the fashion industry having represented many designers, agents, fashion houses, shops and licensing companies for many years.

CL&B provides start-up advice to designers and fashion houses on how best to protect the intellectual property of their designs and brands.

We are skilled in advising on deals between fashion designers and financial backers on a joint venture basis, and the pitfalls that can be involved in these higher-risk deal models. 

If you are entering into a licensing agreement or contracts with manufacturers, we can help. We are also particularly adept at advising on the EU Commercial Agents Directive.

We represent merchandising companies, dealing with licensing of copyrighted material and image rights.

At CL&B, we are able to advise on trade-marking logos and brands, as well as infringement and passing-off cases.

And based where we are, we’ve been particularly pleased to have advised in relation to Brighton Fashion Week.

Services Include

Business set up advice 
Protection of IP
Agreements with freelancers
Commercial Agency Acts
Manufacturing agreements
Licensing agreements
Trade Marking
Investment Agreements 
Merchandising agreements 
Design Rights 
Infringement of IP
Model representation

Nice things our clients say about us

Used Dean on a few occasions, never had any issues, friendly and fast