Advertising in the UK is heavily regulated and it's important you know the rules. If you work for one of our member-agencies, we can help you understand the legal and regulatory requirements around advertising and help answer your advertising questions. We can also advise you on what the law demands of employers.
We have a small team of in-house lawyers who, every day, answer IPA member enquiries. We also write or comment on topical issues and let our members know what's happening in the advertising legal landscape. At any time, we could be advising on something as simple as the use of photographs in an ad or as complex as the GDPR. Alongside this, we're closely involved in supporting the industry's self-regulatory system to protect the public from misleading ads.
Every week, we deal with a high volume of enquiries, so we run a first-come, first-served system.
For advertising law - please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For employment law - please email email@example.com
We aim to answer basic enquiries within 24 hours. More complex enquiries, including contract work will take longer, but we'll let you have a time estimate and keep you posted.
You can access a wealth of material in our Knowledge Centre including:
Each of the IPA’s Legal team is a UK-qualified solicitor, authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). Although we provide our services to corporate members of the IPA, the IPA is not itself authorised or regulated by the SRA. Therefore, we are not required to, and do not, have compulsory minimum levels of indemnity insurance via the SRA to protect clients in case something goes wrong. Our services are, however, covered under the IPA’s professional indemnity insurance policy.
Should you have a complaint about a member of the IPA’s Legal team, please email the IPA’s Legal & Public Affairs Director, Richard Lindsay, via firstname.lastname@example.org, or the IPA’s Director of Member Services, Tom Mott, via email@example.com.
Director of Legal & Public Affairs
020 7201 8242
Associate Director, Legal & Public Affairs (Employment)
0207 201 8202
Associate Director, Advertising Law
020 7201 8206
Senior Legal Counsel
0207 201 8252
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