Legal Cheek signs with Reviewed & Cleared

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By Alex Aldridge on

Your favourite website joins forces with top media law firm whose clients include The Tab, Dazed and NME

After six years of pro bono favours from an assortment of London’s finest (and kindest) media lawyers, Legal Cheek has grown up and signed with a law firm.

From this month we have begun working with Reviewed & Cleared (R&C), a specialist firm created purely to provide legal clearance of editorial content. It is backed by leading media law firm Wiggin.

Launched by David Burgess, R&C is well-known for its work with The Tab, the popular student website that like Legal Cheek is committed to publishing the work of young journalists. Other clients of the firm include Dazed, Digital Spy, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, NME, Wallpaper and Marie Claire, among nearly 100 other national print and online publications.

Burgess has recently been joined at R&C by fellow media lawyer Alex Wade, who in his other guise as a journalist is a longtime Legal Cheek contributor. Wade, who has also provided us with legal advice, commented:

I’ve been privileged to work with Legal Cheek as a writer, editor and lawyer for a few years now. Alex, Tom and Katie have done a great job in making the site a must-read for law students and the legal community as a whole. I’m delighted to introduce them to David Burgess and look forward to servicing their legal needs through Reviewed & Cleared.

Like all of R&C’s lawyers, Wade works remotely — in his case from his home in Cornwall, where he combines law and journalism with his passion for surfing. The low overhead model means that the firm can offer very competitive rates for media work, while drawing upon a roster of highly experienced and respected lawyers.

R&C’s Burgess said:

Reviewed & Cleared provide an experienced and expert editorial legal service and our lawyers have worked at some of the most well-known media organisations in the world. However, our structure gives us all the opportunity to work with publishers, both big and small. Our objective is always a risk free publication, whilst not compromising on the quality. We are passionate about assisting the journalistic process, not hindering it. Publications like Legal Cheek will play a big part in the future of the publishing industry and we are really excited to be along for the ride.

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