Ed Weidman


Ed is a media, entertainment and music lawyer.

He specialises in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts and advising on the exploitation and protection of intellectual property rights. He also works closely with the firm’s corporate team advising on corporate arrangements for individuals and SMEs.

Ed’s areas of expertise include entertainment (including music, live events, publishing, television and theatre), advertising (including branding, market research, sponsorship and endorsement), digital media and technology.

His clients include a number of the world’s most successful artists, bands and DJs, YouTubers, influencers, footballers, chefs, photographers and fashion designers and social media companies, artist managers, record labels and festivals.

Ed is a guest lecturer at Westminster Law School, a member of the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers and speaks regularly on panels and at training events for organisations such as the MMF.

​Before qualifying as a solicitor, Ed worked in the music industry as an artist manager and label manager.

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Simkins have an excellent media practice constantly evolving with the changes in our industry.
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They provide carefully considered support and guidance, adding value at every stage of the process. I couldn't recommend them more highly.
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High standards, good, transparent communication between team members, excellent understanding of the issues, plus a can-do attitude. Part of the firm’s culture is an awareness of cost, and the farming out of work to the most reasonably-priced resource.
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Ed Weidman is a fantastic lawyer. Knowledgeable, reliable, fair and an excellent grasp of the commercial nuances of a notoriously complicated industry.
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Ed Weidman "is an excellent person to work with and I would not hesitate to recommend him and in turn Simkins."
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