Carol is an Associate in Shoosmiths Intellectual Property and Creative Industries Team.

Carol divides her time between the Manchester Spinningfield’s office and The Sharp Project,

a multimillion pound creative and digital hub.

Carol specialises in advising creative and digital businesses on many forms of commercial

contracts including trade mark licences, confidentiality agreements, merchandising and

sponsorship agreements and copyright licences and assignments, as well as advising in

respect of contentious matters, including passing off, copyright infringement, trade mark

infringement and design right infringement claims.

Carol has particular experience in music law and her clients include musicians, music

managers, producers and independent record labels. As well as advising on contractual

matters e.g. management agreements, recording and publishing agreements, producer

agreements and licensing deals, Carol has successfully acted in a large number of high value

cases including music manager disputes and copyright infringement claims.

Carol is a regular speaker at music industry events and has been a panellist at Liverpool

Sound City, Manchester Music Seminars, Music Managers Forum induction days and at

events organised by the leading music development agency, Generator, including music law

clinics. Carol has also ran music law clinics at Liverpool Sound City and at Kendal Calling Festival.

Prior to becoming a lawyer Carol was the lead singer/songwriter in a signed band and

subsequently worked in music management for several years.

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