The Creative Industries Federation is offering free legal guidance to its members during the Covid-19 pandemic through a new partnership with law firm Harbottle and Lewis.
The federation’s members will have access to a legal help desk offering an initial free consultation of up to 30 minutes with the media, technology and entertainment law firm.
They will also have access to a series of legal insight articles on areas including intellectual property rights, finance and funding schemes, and employment law.
Through the partnership, Harbottle and Lewis lawyers will also run legal webinars and workshops with the Creative Industries Federation.
Terry Corby, chief commercial officer of the Creative Industries Federation, said: “The current situation is complex and worrying for many who work in the creative industries right now, so it will be really helpful for our members to be able to call a friendly lawyer to have an initial chat.
“We’re delighted to be able to partner with Harbottle and Lewis who can offer our members initial expert, high quality guidance and support.
“We listen hard to what our members say they need and we’re confident that this guidance and support will be a welcome addition to our wide range of member benefits.”
Charles Leveque, partner at Harbottle and Lewis, said: “We are delighted to have teamed up with the Creative Industries Federation to offer its members exclusive access to a wide range of relevant legal guidance and support.
“Harbottle and Lewis has advised businesses and entrepreneurs in the creative industries over many years and they are very much part of our DNA.
“We are therefore thrilled to be able to offer this support in conjunction with the Creative Industries Federation during this unprecedented and challenging time.”
The Creative Industries Federation is also currently offering three months’ free membership for freelancers and small businesses.