29 September 2022

Battens Solicitors is delighted to once again be featured as a leading South West law firm in the 2023 edition of the prestigious Legal 500, a guide to the best law firms and lawyers in the UK.

Battens has achieved practice rankings for Media and Entertainment law and Intellectual Property, led by Brian Levine. Brian is recognised by the Legal 500 as a ‘A highly responsive and knowledgeable lawyer with a wide range of experience internationally, Brian Levine is usually available and efficient in providing necessary guidance when needed urgently.’

Brian Levine heads up a varied media and entertainment practice which advises clients across the film, TV, music and publishing sectors. He assists clients with the protection of media-related IP rights as well as their exploitation through licensing agreements.

Battens also advises on intellectual property issues in the media and entertainment space, advising on the creation and protection of IP as well as its commercialisation through licensing agreements. The team handles matters involving film, TV, photography and music. Brian Levine and Peter Livingstone jointly lead the team; Brian specialises in non-contentious media IP, while Peter focuses on litigation as well as commercial agreements.

The Legal 500 is based on anonymous feedback from in house clients and independent research. Battens is acknowledged by the Legal 500 as ‘A no-nonsense and supremely practical company that does not have the high overheads of a fully London practice.’

The Managing Director of Battens Solicitors Ceri Stephens said, “We know we have a talented team of hardworking staff at Battens and we pride ourselves on delivering a high standard of service to our clients which rivals larger regional firms. Brian has proved this consistently by providing the best legal advice to a wide and international client base and we congratulate him and his team on what they have achieved”.