What We Do


You run the risk every time you go to press.

Publishers need to get their content out – while avoiding legal problems.

Don’t take the chance

How can you be certain your content is safe? Pre-publication legal advice is sound risk management practice, but the costs can quickly mount.

And can you be certain the advice you’re getting is in the best interests of your publication’s editorial vision?

Manage legal risk, reputation and costs

Manleys offers a specialist publishing law service, available for a fixed monthly fee.

As part of our retainer service, we are on call to provide you with publication legal advice that enables you to operate with confidence, without compromising on content:

Cost certainty: Our service is available for a fixed monthly fee, so you can enjoy risk management with no surprises.

Content clearance: We vet your content before publication, providing clearance to run with minimal risk of dispute or advising of any potential legal issues. We understand clearance can be needed minutes before print deadlines. Our experience is critical in advising you on the spot on decisions that could involve substantial fines, regulatory sanctions and claims.

On call: Because surprises can happen, our service also includes access to legal advice on an ad hoc basis, to support you as and when the need arises.

Post-publication regulation: If you find yourself facing action, we offer expert advice on post-publication regulatory matters and complaints brought by OFCOM, PCC and the BBC Trust. We handle the entire process for you, ensuring compliance with procedures, from drafting written submissions to regulators through to providing representation at regulatory hearings.

Recent Publishing Experience:

  • Content clearance advice to a number of national media publishers and broadcasters.
  • Copyright of images used by radio stations on their twitter feeds and other publications.

For all enquiries, please call 01244 230000 and a member of our team will be happy to help. Alternatively, you can fill out a quick form on our contact page.

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