Expertly taking care of the law & the business of creativity.


CL&B advise authors including graphic novelists and those creating non-fiction, screenwriters, journalists and bloggers

We have experience reviewing and drafting book publishing agreements, advising on hybrid publishing deals and helping writers who are self-publishing. 

We also represent authors whose output is being adapted for film or TV and those writing screenplays and scripts. 

Our clients include leading music discovery platforms, glossy lifestyle periodicals and monthly listing guides, physical and digital publications. 

We advise book publishers on contracting with writers and other contributors, including those involved in highest-end music-related books and those sold with associated products and memorabilia

Services Include

Author agreements
Literary work option agreements
Screenplay agreements
Publishing agreements 
eBook agreements
Literary agents agreements 
Illustration agreements 
Merchandising agreements 
Film and TV Rights 
Ghost Writer agreements 
Contributors agreement
Proof reading 

Nice things our clients say about us

I would highly recommend Deans delivery of advice and professional support, particularly in areas involving creativity and intellectual property. He is approachable, flexible and where more than one party is involved, highly skilled in working to create a positive outcome for all. He is able to interpret and communicate complex information in a straightforward format.