ReinaD'costa

Harrow, United Kingdom

5 Testimonials
5 Case studies
1 Articles

Summary

Practice Areas:

  • Commercial Agreements
  • Agency Agreements
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Commercial Letting and Leases
  • Compliance
  • Compromise Agreements
  • Contract Disputes
  • Copyright
  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Debt recovery
  • Distribution Agreements
  • Employment
  • Employment Contracts
  • Employment Employer
  • Employment, Breach of Contract
  • Employment, Discrimination in the Workplace
  • Entertainment Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property Disputes
  • Licences
  • Licensing
  • Media
  • Partnership Agreements
  • Power of Attorney
  • Trade Mark
My Business Counsel

I am a practical , proactive and approachable solicitor with innovative models and personalised service aimed at reducing overheads without compromise on quality of advice.

 

I have over 15 years of experience as a UK solicitor and now provide consultancy on various matters to entrepreneurs and businesses as well as individuals, through my company BizlawUK.

 

 

Previous Employment

Experience

I am a  commercial lawyer, specialising in business and Media Law. My past In-house experience as Head of Legal for a multinational gives me a practical and proactive perspective on the client’s needs and ,y dual qualification in the UK and India has given me an international prospective helping cross border deals,  that I fully utilise to get the best results for my clients in overseas territories like India and the US.

I have over 16 years of legal experience, and I work hard  to find the right solutions, for entrepreneurs in all fields of business,  as well as in niche areas like events, TV, Radio, web based businesses and print media.

I routinely handle website terms and conditions, supplier contracts, COT employment settlement agreements, trademark registrations, marketing and advertising clearances, business disputes and personal guarantees among other business matters. I have also advised on commercial leases , partnership agreements, insolvency and business acquisition due diligence.

I alos have media expertise include marketing law, advertising law, entertainment law, intellectual property (trademarks and copyright), music  licensing ,media Law, contract law for EPG, conditional access, BARB, satellite agreements, content syndication and distribution as well as Ofcom compliance and licensing. This knowledge is augmented by a strong rapport with Governing bodies like the Office of Communications (Ofcom) and the Advertising Standards Authority. I have  successfully helped launch TV channels into the UK.

My clients are varied, and  include a multinational smarter engagement company, TV and IPTV channels, care homes, a property investment business, advertising agencies, online new model businesses, marketing companies , an event management company , a food business and many growing entrepreneurs.

Education

This solicitor hasn't yet added any education to their profile

LPC

BPP Law School

2001 - 2001

LPC

Testimonials

Geeta Srivastava - CEO at Spring World Network Ltd

Reina makes your problems ease out. She is intelligent, efficient, and very elegant. She had sorted many a challenges and ensured smooth running of projects for me and my team at Zee TV.

Deblina Chakrabarty - Director – Content Licensing at MGM Worldwide Television Group

Its always been a pleasure to work with Reina. She is prompt, decisive, well-informed and up to date in her area of work. Also she takes the lead in her core area (viz. contracts and legal paperwork) while liaising with external parties so that work is completed promptly and accurately. I’ve always been able to rely on her which is a great relief.

Sumant Bahl - President and Co Founder at World Media Connect

Reina is a very matter to fact proactive professional, she is very prompt on her responses and always keen to help. She sure is an asset to her place of work and will be wherever she works.

I wish Reina All the Best.

Toby Aldrich - Investor in Communications

I have worked with Reina on several deals in her capacity as Zee’s in house Solicitor .She’s scrupulously conscientious and straightforward to deal with – very professional, someone who sees the commercial deal being done and gets it over the line.

Deepak Ahuja - Director at Upper Berkeley Management

I have known Reina to be a proactive, practical and knowledgeable solicitor always flexible and ready to suggest alternatives. She has a wide area of expertise and experience in advising management and dealing with multi-jurisdictional issues.

She is well versed with social media and prompt at responding to matters. Reina is easy going, helpful and a pleasure to work with.

Case Studies

Case Study #1
  • Virgin entrepreneur featured client on retainership
  • Produces healthy kids world foods tiffin
  • Problem with service provider as no clear terms of contract entered into and no clear expectations when approached BizlawUK
  • Dispute on overpayment of £14,000/- where we could help resolve through interpretation of document and brief litigation solicitors if not resolved through pre action protocol.
  • Possible advice on future contracts
  • Possible advice on marketing regulations
Case Study #2
  • International TV channel wants to launch into the UK
  • Ofcom licence required. Advice on change of structure to obtain licence and reporting once licence obtained.
  • Advice on music licences (PRS)
  • Possible advice on contracts with distribution companies like Sky
  • Possible advice on airtime sales contracts with advertisers
  • Possible advice on ASA (Advertising Standards Compliance) regulations
  • Possible advice on subscription terms and data protection of subscribers if Pay TV model
Case Study #3
  • Marketing and advertising client that targets the ethnic Asian sector
  • Advice on sales and marketing contracts
  • Advice on disputed debt and settlement prior to it going into litigation saving huge costs
  • Advice on breach of delivery of goods
  • Advice on Ofcom compliance of BCAP (Broadcast) Code
  • Understanding of Hindi thus no extra translation costs
Case Study #4
  • Care Home client
  • Preparing their shareholders agreement
  • Possible data protection advice
  • Referral on request to trusted partners where required eg. Insurance, accountant, funding, branding, advertising and other support services
Case Study #5
  • Online news and ticketing site
  • Advice on copyright
  • Advice on terms and conditions
  • Advice on distance selling
  • Data protection advice
  • Bad debt advice

Articles

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Press Cuttings

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Achievements

Awards

Linked In Top 3 Connected Women in the Legal Sector 2015

Proud to be chosen to be promoted by LinkedIn UK as one of the top 3 most networked and connected women in the Legal Sector for International Women's Day 2015.

2015

Associations & Memberships

The Law Society - since 2000

Solicitors Regulation Authority - since 2000