Oscar nominated and Bafta award winning director Michael Radford came to SMB after a film-related litigation with European co-producers had ended badly and he needed the best representation to fight a costs order against him and his partners.
The opposing Solicitors had initiated costs proceedings seeking payment of over £800,000. After hard fought litigation (including an appeal to the Court of Appeal) the matter was recently settled on the basis that the payment would be reduced to £165,000 inclusive of interest, a reduction of nearly 80% on the original sum the opposing solicitors had claimed was owed to them.
In a judgment handed down on Tuesday 19th January, SMB won a claim to recover the domain name blackjack.com on behalf of our client, Hanger Holdings.Read more
SMB’s Film and TV Team has advised its client 42, the UK/US management and production company (Outside the Wire, Watership Down), on the production, financing and distribution arrangements for its new film Silent Twins.Read more
SMB’s Media Team have advised FAE Film and Television Limited on the production and financing of new film Save The Cinema for Sky Cinema.Read more