Michael Sandys (Director at Jackson Canter Limited) is a specialist in Intellectual Property and Commercial Contracts.
He is qualified as both a solicitor and barrister and has 20 years experience of dealing with a full range of clients from the digital/ creative sector to manufacturing, services and the arts.
He has acted for musicians, authors, publishers as well as retailers, designers and businesses from the creative and digital sectors and sports clubs. The work undertaken by Michael includes contract drafting (such as management contracts, distribution agreements, synchronisation licences etc.) as well as advice on disputes appertaining to IP and Contracts. He has previously advised two ex-members of the Smiths, undertaken film work, advised Henri Lloyd on contracts relating to celebrity models and has been seconded to Matalan assisting with IP and Contract work.
Michael has also been involved in a number of high profile reported Libel cases and has advised on issues regarding reputation management for celebrities and politicians. He prides himself on practical advice and a common sense approach to legal matters whether transactional or contentious.