One member is Alan Leighton-Davis, an experienced television lawyer, who has worked with Granada Television’s ’World in Action’ team and is now a consultant with Radcliffes.
He says that media work is becoming increasingly popular among lawyers. “It is interesting, but you have to be very sharp and dynamic and you have to act very quickly.”
Leon Morgan, senior partner with Davenport Lyons, which is recognised in the industry for its media expertise, is another member.
He says: “I am a keen supporter of the society. They have dinners with guest speakers which are interesting and are a good place to take clients from the industry.”
Annual membership fees for the society are £49 but a special rate of £35 is effective for anybody who opts to join this year.
Michael Grade, society president and Channel 4 chief executive, comments: “It’s a pretty vital organisation for anybody in broadcasting and many more people need to be aware of the benefits of joining.”