Janine Lapworth has recently joined Simpsons Solicitors after running her own entertainment law practice for several years. She has broad corporate, commercial, intellectual property, entertainment and litigation experience, gained at national and international law firms and in senior in-house legal positions at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in Sydney and ESPN Star Sports in Singapore. She has worked with a wide range of clients based in Australia and overseas, including international studios, industry groups, tech start-ups and other creative businesses. In addition to her legal experience she brings both a practical and academic grounding in various art forms including music and dance. Her interest in the visual arts is long-standing and she has been a member of various gallery associations over many years. She is currently Deputy Chair of Australian Theatre for Young People.
Janine’s current areas of practice are diverse, from television production and distribution to publishing and general intellectual property advice and contracting.
Janine holds Arts and Law degrees from the Australian National University and a graduate qualification in book publishing from the University of Technology Sydney.