Taking care of the legal & commercial side of creativity.


CL&B are experienced in the representation of authors and help in dealings with literary agents and publishers, for both novelists and those creating non-fiction. 

We represent authors whose literary works are being optioned for film or TV and those writing screenplays. 

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

Our clients include magazine publishers - from glossy lifestyle periodicals to monthly listing guides – of both physical and digital titles, as well as bloggers and journalists.  

CL&B’s literary client base also reflects new business models in this area including the nascent market of literary streaming.

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.