Areas of Practice

Our core practice areas are Music, Entertainment, Intellectual Property and related areas of Commercial Law. As this is such a dynamic and ever-changing area, a substantial part of our work also includes digital media including e-business consultancy, social media advertising and mobile applications. Speak to us about providing terms of business and consultancy services for your existing e-business or online start-up.

We love what we do and remain connected to the music and entertainment industries. We provide consultancy services, manage bands, and are members of relevant industry associations. Aside from working as lawyers, we are also passionate about teaching the law. Robert currently lectures in Entertainment Law at the Australian Institute of Music in Sydney.

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About Us

Our Background

Robert formed his own legal firm to specialise in providing legal advice to those involved in the Media and Entertainment Industry. In addition to our strong focus on entertainment law, our legal practice now advises and assists in preparing documentation and contracts for many other areas, such as in intellectual property law (copyright, trade mark and patents) and in general company matters.

While music and entertainment law remains a core element of our practice, the increasing prevalence of digital media including websites, e-commerce and social media businesses, and mobile  gaming applications have also become significant in our practice.

Our People

Robert Scard

B.A., LLB (Sydney), M.B.A (Macquarie).
Member of The Copyright Society of Australia

Robert is the principal of the firm. Previous to practicing law in his own firm, Robert was the Business Affairs Manager at CBS Records Australia Limited in the early 1980′s. There, Robert was responsible for signing many well-known Australian musical acts and artists, including Midnight Oil, Men At Work, Redgum, Eurogliders, Mental As Anything and Misex.

Kate Taylor

B.A. Media and Communications  (UNSW), J.D. (UNSW) (currently undertaking).

Kate is our paralegal. Currently studying graduate law at UNSW, she has a background as a project manager in the arts, music and screen industries. Kate previously co-managed music venue The Square. Since 2007 Kate has been a key creative with art collective Punk Monk Propaganda, and recently collaborated with the Hoodoo Gurus for their Vivid Sydney show.

 

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Contact Us

Our firm’s offices are located in Sydney’s North, at Suite 2, 500 Miller Street, Cammeray 2062. You may visit us by contacting us and making an appointment.

If you would like to contact us, please email us at robert@arts-law.com,
or contact the firm on the following numbers:

Telephone:                 +61 2 9954 3366
Fax:                          +61 2 9954 3711
Robert’s mobile:         +61 415 617 071

Our firm’s offices are located in Sydney’s North, at Suite 2, 500 Miller Street, Cammeray, 2062.

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