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14 May 2018 | Firm News | Article by Aled Walters

Hugh James has won media industry contract for TAC

Hugh James has won the media industry contract for Teledwyr Annibynnol Cymru (TAC) and will provide legal advice on a range of matters including preparing employment updates and policies, review employment template documents and provide ongoing advice on TV production rights.

Left to right: Aled Walters, Luned Whelan, Lowri Walters Left to right: Aled Walters, Luned Whelan, Lowri Walters

TAC has represented the Welsh independent TV production sector for the past 30 years and it’s members are responsible for creating most of S4C’s content. Part of TAC’s role is to deal with S4C and others on terms of trade. It also provides input into policy-making on Welsh and UK level, creative industries, broadcasting and skills, as well as engaging with policy-makers and the wider industry.

Aled Walters, partner said:

“It’s a really buoyant time for the Welsh TV and media industry and we’re certainly seeing evidence of this at Hugh James after an influx of activity to our media team.

“TV production companies in Wales are among some of the bigger players in the UK overall market. It’s a busy time for us as we’re being called upon for our media expertise to assist with big contracts for these production companies.”

Luned Whelan, Executive Manager at TAC, said:

“Following a competitive tender process, we look forward to working with Hugh James over the coming year on a number of challenging matters at a crucial time for our members as S4C enters into a new phase following the recent review and their pending move to Carmarthen.”

For more information, or if you would like any help or advice please contact our Media and Entertainment team.

Author bio

Aled Walters


Aled Walters is a corporate, M&A and commercial partner who heads the commercial team. Aled advises on corporate and commercial matters, often advising on complex and high-value commercial agreements. He has significant experience advising on complex contracts and deals with a multi-jurisdictional dimension.

Disclaimer: The information on the Hugh James website is for general information only and reflects the position at the date of publication. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be treated as such. If you would like to ensure the commentary reflects current legislation, case law or best practice, please contact the blog author.


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