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.