David Burgess

David Burgess

Having trained at media litigation firm Schillings, David qualified as a solicitor in 2003. Since then, David has worked at many well-known media organisations including MTV Networks, The Hearst Corporation, The Independent and Evening Standard Newspapers.  

David’s previous positions include Deputy General Counsel (Editorial) at The Independent, the Independent on Sunday, the London Evening Standard and I newspapers and Deputy Head of Legal within the Hearst Corporation Office of General Counsel, Europe. David is also an Attorney at Law, admitted to the New York State Bar in 2010. 

David launched Reviewed & Cleared in 2013. Since then, Reviewed & Cleared has grown to become the leading media law practice for expert pre-publication and pre-broadcast legal advice to national newspaper publishers, magazine publishers, book publishers, website owners, broadcasters and production companies.

Summing up Reviewed & Cleared’s rationale, David says: “We want clients to feel as though we’re part of their team, working cost-effectively towards a risk-free publication or broadcast, while not compromising on the quality of the output. We are staffed by some of the most talented lawyers in the industry, who are all passionate about assisting the creative process, not hindering it.”