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

Live Events

We are familiar with deal structures and issues facing music festivals, having advised organisers and land owners dealing with talent agreements, concession deals, sponsorship, licensing, site agreements, bar services agreements, ticketing contracts and postponement issues caused by force majeure 

We represent promoters and live agents formalising deals on their behalf and taking care of issues that often ensue.

CL&B advise clients who promote gigs by tribute bands and also impresarios creating touring theatrical shows paying homage to iconic artists.

Advice is frequently given to a leading provider of event management services and security solutions 

For many years Dean has advised event organisers in the Trade Show business, contracting with attendees, exhibitors, speakers and sponsors.

In recent times we have advised promotors of live-streamed events, VR concerts e-sports, and concerts in the metaverse.

Also, each year, CL&B sponsors and Dean programmes the music stage at St Ann’s Well Gardens Spring Festival in Hove, a much loved free family festival, showcasing the skills of some of the extraordinary music talent we represent.

Services Include

Talent Engagement Agreements

Agency Contracts

Promotors agreements

Venue agreements


Ticketing agreements

Sponsorship Deals

Concession agreements

Licensing applications

Investment agreements

Event IP and Trade Marking


Supplier agreements

Dispute resolution

Trade Show contracts

Live streaming deals

VR events

Joint Ventures

Share and asset Sales and acquisitions

Nice things our clients say about us

We have been a client of Dean’s for over 20 years. Throughout that tumultuous time in the music industry, he has been there to guide us safely and thoroughly. Dean is proactive, creative and always ahead of the curve.