Arts Lawyers + Events Lawyers

Experienced, practical + affordable advice to Arts and Events Industries

We are experts in advising clients in the Arts and  Events Industries. 

We have acted for clients in both of these areas of creative endeavour  including artists, performers, production companies, event managers, suppliers, professional conference organisers and venue managers.

In our Arts practice we have provided expert advice in the following areas:

  • Intellectual Property rights including copyright and confidential information  
  • Writer's agreements
  • Joint Authorship agreements
  • Director's agreements
  • Producer's agreements
  • Contracts for visual artists  


Events law deals with a number of commercial legal issues that many small to medium enterprises face and we have advised our clients in a number of areas   including:​

Terms and conditions advice including Australian Consumer Law and Personal Property Securities Register compliance

  • Contract advice relating to services agreement, master services agreements and preferred supplier arrangements
  • Intellectual Property advice including trade marks, confidential information, designs, brand protection and copyright issues
  • Risk management advice including public liability, insurance, negligence and contractual issues
  • Employment and independent contractors advice
  • Artist mangement and venue booking disputes
  • Commercial disputes including debt recovery and intellectual property disputes involving copyright and trademarks infringement
  • Privacy
  • Event supplier management agreements
William Mulholland is a graduate from the Victorian College of the Arts, an executive from Arts Victoria, Manager of the Victorian Arts Law Referral Service and past member of the International Special Events Society (ISES) Melbourne Chapter Executive Committee.
He has presented to ISES and MEA on a number of legal issues affecting the events and the conference industry over recent times.