Taylor&Emmet Music & Media Law is a highly-specialised service from well-established lawyers. We have a dedicated team of legal experts offering specialist advice to artists, managers and producers and others involved in the music and media industries.

In the Music and Media team, we recognise that our creative clients require something more than an off-the-peg service. Our team of lawyers includes musicians and devotees of the creative arts, well placed to offer legal advice to assist our clients do what they do best – be creative!


Our Specialist Areas Include:-

  • Band/Partnership Agreements
  • Publishing
  • Record Deals
  • Management
  • Merchandising
  • Sponsorship & Endorsement
  • Live performance


Alex Watkinson

Alex Watkinson

Taylor&Emmet Media Law
Tel: 0114 218 4126

Alex Watkinson is a partner and heads the T&E music law dispute resolution and litigation. Alex combines his in-depth knowledge and experience in many areas of litigation matters with a long-standing passion for a wide variety of genres from all areas music and the arts in general.

John Tunnard

John Tunnard

Taylor&Emmet Media Law
Tel: 0114 218 4394

Having graduated with a degree in Music from Newcastle University, John went on to complete a Law degree and post-graduate diploma in Media Law and Business. He is on the panel of solicitors for PRS for Music and BASCA and is a Friend of the Association of Independent Music. John’s clients include artists, writers, managers, record labels and publishers across the music industry.

Rob Moore

Rob Moore

Taylor&Emmet Media Law
0114 218 4051

Rob Moore is head of business legal services at Taylor&Emmet. Rob is also head of our highly successful corporate/commercial & insolvency team. He joined Taylor&Emmet in 1997 and has advised a wide range of clients, from sole traders to large institutions, as well as acting for many local insolvency practitioners.

At the start

  • If you are referred to us or you get in touch about a new matter we will contact you the same day.
  • We will ask how you want our services to be provided, so we can “Taylor” them to you.
  • We will always look at the wider picture.
  • We will cater for any specific requirements you have.
  • We will be transparent on costs – you will get no surprises.

Progressing your case: Communication

  • The right level of lawyer, with the right expertise, at the right cost, will deal with your case.
  • When you ring us, you will get through to your lawyer if they are available.
  • We will always ring you when we say we are going to ring you.
  • If you call us, we will tell you if we cannot return your call the same day. We will be in touch first thing the next day or arrange another time to contact you.
  • We will not keep you waiting when you come to see us for a prearranged meeting.
  • If your lawyer is not at their desk, we will ensure the telephone is answered or you can leave a voicemail message and we will get back to you the same day.
  • We will respond to all your emails within 24 hours.

Progressing your case: Advice

  • There will be no delays in your case caused by us.
  • We will talk to you about your case in an approachable way.
  • We will not use legal jargon. It is our responsibility to ensure you know and understand what we are saying. If you do not understand, just ask.
  • We will update you regularly – even if it is just a quick call, email or text.
  • We will acknowledge receipt of everything you send to us.
  • We will ask you, as the case progresses, how we are doing.
  • Any concerns or complaints will always be taken seriously and acted on immediately.

Nerves of steel and a safe pair of hands can make all the difference to the success of a commercial property deal. For expert legal advice for your business call our commercial property solicitors at Taylor&Emmet on 0114 218 4000 or contact us online.

Where better to find a solicitor with these attributes than in the steel city itself?

We are proud to be among the first solicitors in Sheffield to be accredited to the Conveyancing Quality Scheme, an initiative run by the Law Society to recognise professional excellence and demonstrate the credibility of members.

Our clients have grown to trust and value our extensive local knowledge, wide-ranging experience and attention to detail. We know that whether we are dealing with a business lease renewal or multimillion-pound investment, your case needs to be handled swiftly and diligently.

Commercial property law is broad and complex, but the team at Taylor&Emmet is used to delivering a successful outcome. Our range of expertise in the following areas has enabled us to become industry leaders in this legal sector.

Commercial property

Nerves of steel and a safe pair of hands can make all the difference to the success of a commercial property deal. Where better to find a solicitor with these attributes than in the steel city itself?

Landlord disputes

Managing and maintaining property portfolios can be a time consuming and complex task. Our experienced property team can offer a responsive and cost effective solution by providing a day to day management service...

Property disputes

When it comes to property matters, things don’t always go according to plan. When complications arise, it is essential you work with a legal team that can react quickly, adapt your changing needs and give clear, tactical advice.

Property management

Our approach to funding makes us market leaders; we offer a variety of options bespoke to your needs and budget, including fixed fee packages and in some cases we will consider whether no win no fee is appropriate.

Social housing

Our social housing team has looked after the interests of RP's (registered providers) for more than 30 years and are one of the main providers of legal services to this sector in the South Yorkshire and North East Midlands...

For expert legal advice for your property call our agricultural law solicitors at Taylor&Emmet on 0114 218 4331 or contact us online.

Taylor&Emmet provides specialist property advice to rural businesses of all sizes. Our experienced team has the local knowledge, attention to detail and depth of expertise to help achieve your goals.

By developing a partnership based on trust, we deliver tailored support packages that are designed to suit your needs, protecting and enhancing your organisation.


  • Buying and selling land
  • Dairy farming
  • Development work
  • Landlord and tenant issues

  • Lease renewals
  • Mining and minerals
  • Renewable energy
  • Sheep farming


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Key to any transaction is ensuring that you access the correct advice from the outset and instruct advisors who want to get your deal done. For expert legal advice for your business call our corporate law solicitors at Taylor&Emmet on 0114 218 4186 or contact us online.

Taylor&Emmet LLP’s reputation for its corporate finance work is growing fast. Our lawyers have won awards for their deal making abilities and are described as “helpful, courteous and efficient” by the Legal 500. Most importantly, they are focused on helping you achieve your objectives as quickly and painlessly as possible.

We understand that every transaction is of paramount importance to the strategic aims of our clients. The advice we give is tailored accordingly and the approach we adopt is pragmatic. Our aim is not to give you a lecture on the law, but to get your job done.

If we sound like the corporate finance lawyers for you, why not get in touch and let us know how we can help?

Banking & finance

Our banking and finance team has a wide range of expertise from negotiating working capital and development capital facilities for a start-up, closing private equity investment and venture capital deals...

Business start-ups

Starting a new business or developing a new idea can be extremely daunting particularly when faced with the many legal obstacles you have to overcome to get where you want to be.


Crucial to any business is access to good quality, practical and commercially focused legal advisors who will quickly understand your business and your objectives.

Corporate finance

Getting your deals done. Key to any transaction is ensuring that you access the correct advice from the outset and instruct advisors who want to get your deal done.



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We have branch offices in Sheffield City Centre, Dronfield, Ecclesall, Bakewell and Rotherham.


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