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Simon Carty is an award winning specialist entertainment and media lawyer. He qualified as a solicitor in 1998 and has an extensive background in advising a diverse group of media and entertainment clients. Simon is the Partner in Crowley Millar who specialises in Media, Sport & Entertainment.
Simon numbers Brendan O’Carroll amongst his entertainment clients. Simon has been retained by Brendan and his companies Boc-Flix/Boc-Pix for over 15 years. Simon acted for Boc-Flix as a key deal maker and negotiator in the hugely successful BAFTA award winning BBC TV series ‘Mrs. Brown’s Boys’. His remit includes all legal and financial aspects of the production.
Simon was also the lead lawyer in the production of ‘Mrs. Brown’s Boys D’Movie’ and played an active role in securing finance for that production.
Simon is an accredited Mediator and a qualified Arbitrator. Simon won the Irish International Lawyer of the Year in 2013 where he was described as being ‘innovative, collegiate and efficient in a serious of international transactions with fellow lawyers in Europe, Australia and the USA.’
Simon has been published in the national newspapers and has spoken on issues such as freedom of expression and intellectual property. He regularly comments in the media about media and entertainment law issues. He has a particular interest in Defamation and has advocated changes in Ireland’s law of Defamation.