Specialist media lawyers and production professionals for creators of TV, film, podcasts, digital content and book & magazine publishers.

Who we are

Reviewed & Cleared is a boutique media law practice. We provide legal clearance and compliance advice on all types of printed, digital, audio- and audio-visual content, advertising, commercial tie-ups, errors and omissions insurance opinions and assistance, pre-publication and pre-broadcast legal clearance advice, production clearances (including neg checks and title searches).

Our relationship with Wiggin

Reviewed & Cleared is owned and fully supported by Wiggin the award winning specialist law firm focusing exclusively on media, technology and IP with an international reach.

Our work & our clients

We are the UK’s most experienced group of specialist content lawyers and media professionals. Our team of expert consultants is unrivalled in both its size and depth of experience. We advise household name publishers, broadcasters, streamers and large production companies, as well as independent producers and online content providers and our lawyers regularly act as legal counsel for producers on productions for major networks including Netflix, Amazon, Audible, Sky Documentaries, Discovery and HBO. Please see the individual pages for TV & Film, Publishing and Audio for more details of our services.

Our approach

We pride ourselves on our expertise and our ‘can-do’ approach. We are a highly responsive team and we work with your deadlines in mind. We care about delivering practical advice and our considerable experience means we can provide great value for our clients. Our preference is to work on a fixed fee basis whenever possible.

Reviewed and Cleared were always there when input and advice was needed – working with them felt like having my own in-house lawyer, and the suggestion of a flat fee meant I could call or email as issues arose without being concerned that a meter was running.

Lisa Downs, Producer and Director, Spare Change Films

Working with Reviewed & Cleared on a retainer means we have great value legal advice whenever we need it. A busy month for content usually means a busy month for our lawyers – it’s a relief to know that encouraging our journalists to report on interesting stories doesn’t lead to bigger legal bills.

Jack Rivlin, CEO, The Tab

We have worked with Reviewed and Cleared on over 40hrs of topical TV and two different series. I just wouldn’t work with anyone else now. I have complete trust in their advice, they take a common sense approach and are really lovely to deal with.

Andy Maas, Head of Production, Studio Something

The Reviewed and Cleared service is essential for any independent film production. Alex provided professional and well researched advice that allowed our production to thrive. Reviewed and Cleared provided us with a service that allowed us to focus on the art of filmmaking. All in all, Reviewed and Cleared provided a researched, concise and quick service that is a must for all productions.

Barney Fox, Zanda Films

Very happy with the service we received from R&C team who handled our title reports. We had a particularly tricky subject and title search, and they performed at speed, and understood our urgency and were very flexible in helping us get through our different options. Communication was friendly and helpful, and they always replied quickly. Would highly recommend using them for this service, and I will definitely be doing so for future projects.

Amy Rattray, Line Producer, Pulse Films

Reviewed & Cleared are first class and simply put the best in the business. They offer a full clearance service with top professionals and extremely fast turnaround times. I wholeheartedly recommend them.

Johanna MacCabe, Keshet TV

What we do

We provide retainer packages, clearance advice on all types of printed, audio- and audio-visual content and general pre-publication and pre-broadcast legal clearance advice.

  • Errors and omissions – Reports for insurance applications
  • Fixed price compliance viewings – Defamation and privacy clearance, Ofcom Code
  • Script reads – Defamation and privacy clearance

  • Neg checking – Script clearance reports

  • Title reports and opinions – Trade mark clearance

  • Regulatory compliance – Ofcom Broadcasting Code
  • ‘Legalmybook’ – Publishing review by expert lawyers

  • Fair dealing advice – Ensuring copyright compliance