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Level ranked again in Legal 500 2021 edition

Level has retained its tier 2 position among the country’s highest-ranking sports law specialists in the 2021 edition of The Legal 500.  Level is the only platform-based firm of its kind to be recommended for sports law.

Morris Bentata has once again been included in the Hall of Fame, whilst Dan Lowen has been recognised as a leading individual.  We were also delighted to see Rowena Samarasinhe recognised in the Next Generation Partner group, as well as Dan Harrington and Fraser Reid gaining recognition as experts in their field.

Dan Lowen, one of Level’s founding partners, said “We’re really pleased to have once again been highly ranked and to have received such positive testimonials.  This recognition, just three years after launching Level, is a reflection of our commitment to building the leading firm of specialist media, entertainment, tech and sports lawyers in the market.”

Level appoints new Head of Growth to lead expansion plans

We are delighted to welcome Amy Sullivan as the new Head of Growth at Level. Amy is responsible for driving the expansion of the business and cementing Level as the first choice of firm for media, entertainment, tech and sports lawyers looking for a better way of working. The appointment reflects Level’s ambition and expansion plans, seeking out the most talented specialists who want to work differently without having to compromise on quality of work or earnings.

Co-founding partner Dan Lowen says, “Bringing Amy on board is a significant move for Level. In just a few years we have grown rapidly, cemented the brand and created a unique firm culture and collaborative environment. Amy’s blend of legal marketing, brand development and talent attraction experience puts us in a great position to build on that momentum and pursue a steep growth trajectory. The Level model is perfectly suited to specialist lawyers in our sectors who want both a better way of working and also to be part of an innovative, on-point brand that resonates with clients.”

Level occupies a unique position in the market as the only ‘new law’ firm of its kind to specialise in media, entertainment, technology and sport. With its office and meeting rooms in Covent Garden, Level currently has 10 senior lawyers and has more than doubled in size since launching. It is ranked in both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 . Lawyers interested in joining Level can get in touch with Amy directly at amy.sullivan@level.law

Leading Music lawyer Halina Wielogorska joins Level

Halina Wielogorska, an experienced music lawyer with extensive in-house and private practice experience in the music, content creation and start-up worlds, has joined Level. Halina joins Level from Clintons where she spent five years building a hugely successful practice focusing primarily on talent representation in the music industry. Prior to Clintons, Halina worked in-house at various YouTube music start-ups. Halina’s joining marks Level’s expansion of its media and entertainment offering into the music sector.

On the decision to move to Level, Halina says, “Working at Level satisfies the entrepreneurial side of my soul and gives me a new and dynamic way to offer my services to clients which resonates with the industry I focus on.”

Level co-founder and recruitment partner Morris Bentata says, “We are just delighted to welcome Halina to the Level team. Halina is a hugely talented music lawyer who has already built a thriving and varied practice in the sector. We are excited to work with her to further develop and expand both her own practice and Level’s offering in its dedicated sectors.”

Set up in 2017, Level occupies a unique position in the market as the only ‘new law’ firm of its kind to specialise in media, entertainment, technology, and sport. Based in Covent Garden, Level currently has 10 senior lawyers and has doubled in size since launching. It is ranked in both Chambers and Legal 500.

Level welcomes Legal 500 ‘Rising Star’ Film and TV lawyer Jennifer Parker

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Film and TV specialist Jennifer Parker has joined Level, the platform for media, entertainment, sport and tech lawyers. Jenny is one of two senior media and entertainment lawyers to have joined Level in the first half of this year. She joins from Clintons where she spent four years developing a highly successful practice focused on the creation, financing and exploitation of audiovisual content. In addition to a broad range of development and production work, Jenny also advises on high value international film and TV financing transactions. Her practice covers both scripted and non-scripted content. In 2018, Jenny was shortlisted for a female leadership pipeline award and, in 2020, she was recognised as a “Rising Star” in the Film and TV sector by The Legal 500.

On joining Level Jenny says,

“Level is an amazing platform that enables me to work with my clients much more flexibly in terms of fees, service and support. It is a great fit for me and the next step in my career.”

Head of Growth at Level Amy Sullivan comments,

“We love welcoming lawyers like Jenny on board – dynamic, leading specialists who want to work smarter and offer something different to their clients. We look forward to watching Jenny’s practice thrive using Level’s platform model”.

Level co-founder and recruitment partner Morris Bentata says,

“We are so thrilled to welcome Jenny to the Level team which continues to go from strength to strength. Jenny’s dedicated Film and TV practice dovetails perfectly with Level’s already rich media and entertainment offering. We are excited to be working with her and to continue to grow our specialist team in our chosen sectors.”

Level welcomes its first senior hire of 2020

We are absolutely delighted to welcome our first senior hire of 2020, Raj Pahuja. Raj is a highly experienced corporate and commercial lawyer who specialises in the sports and major event sectors. 

Raj joins us from his role as Legal Director of Dubai Expo 2020, and has vast international experience having worked for many years in the Middle East. Prior to his role at Dubai Expo 2020, Raj was head of corporate commercial in Bahrain at Al Tamimi, the largest law firm in the Middle East.

Raj’s experience provides Level clients with dedicated corporate expertise and further bolsters Level’s commercial offering in its specialist media, entertainment, technology and sports sectors.

Leading media lawyer joins the Level team

We are happy to announce another new hire.

Elaine Gilchrist is an advisory and litigation lawyer whose expertise lies in the protection of reputation, information and rights in the media and online.

Elaine advises individuals, companies and organisations in relation to defamation, malicious falsehood, privacy, breach of confidence, data protection, contempt of court and harassment.

Elaine has an extensive practice in relation to the online infringement of rights, including the unauthorised publication of private and confidential information, cyberlibel, intellectual property infringement, passing off and domain name recovery.