Richard Howard & Co Solicitors provide Business Law advice to small and medium sized private companies, primary healthcare companies, dental practitioners, accountancy practices and insolvency practitioners. In addition, Richard Howard & Co - a firm of English solicitors with offices in London and Buckinghamshire - specialise in servicing the legal requirements of those in the media sector, such as Broadcasters, Television Facilities Providers and Production Companies.
Name: Richard Howard
Graduate of the Universities of Warwick (LLB) and London (King’s College; Diploma in European Community Law)
He was admitted as a Solicitor in 1981 and practised as a partner in firms in Gray's Inn and the City of London until 1995. Since 1995 he has been the Principal of Richard Howard & Co.
Has acted for media companies since the early 1980’s, including one of the major ITV broadcasters advising on commercial, compliance and litigation matters
He represents many UK producers and overseas broadcasters in contractual negotiations with the BBC and advises producers supplying national and regional programmes and series for both the BBC and ITV Network. He also advises film financiers and producers
Since the early 1990’s and the advent of satellite television, he has been involved in many satellite channel launches, and joint ventures. He has dealt with transponder leasing, uplink, play out and EPG contracts advising customers of satellite broadcasters
For over 25 years, he has advised on defamation copyright and regulatory compliance matters and acted for both claimants and defendants in libel and copyright actions
In addition to his media practice, he advises companies in the telecommunications, medical, HR, transport and manufacturing sectors on Shareholders agreements, acquisitions, sales, company law and general commercial advice