In July 1986, Robert Scard established Artisan Management Consultancy for the purpose of advising music industry clients. This business has grown into a strong consultancy and management resource.
Robert subsequently formed his own legal firm to specialise in providing legal advice to those involved in the Media and Entertainment Industry. In addition to our strong focus on entertainment law, our legal practice now advises and assists in preparing documentation and contracts for many other areas, such as in intellectual property law (copyright, trade mark and patents) and in general company matters.
While music and entertainment law remains a core element of our practice, the increasing prevalence of digital media including websites, e-commerce and social media businesses, and mobile gaming applications have also become significant in our practice.
B.A., LLB (Sydney), M.B.A (Macquarie).
Member of The Copyright Society of Australia
Robert is the principal of the firm. Previous to practicing law in his own firm, Robert was the Business Affairs Manager at CBS Records Australia Limited in the early 1980′s. There, Robert was responsible for signing many well-known Australian musical acts and artists, including Midnight Oil, Men At Work, Redgum, Eurogliders, Mental As Anything and Misex.
B.A. Media and Communications (UNSW), J.D. (UNSW) (currently undertaking).
Kate is our paralegal. Currently studying graduate law at UNSW, she has a background as a project manager in the music and screen industries. Kate also co-manages Chinatown music venue The Square and works with art collective Punk Monk Propaganda.