New Media Law LLP is delighted to announce our Media Law & Business Affairs Diploma, which has been running since 2014.  The course is located in Central London.

The course will run in summer 2020 for two weeks (ten week days) from 10am to 4.30pm.  The diploma finishes with a 2 hour examination, successful completion of which will mean that you are awarded the Diploma in Media Law & Business Affairs.

The Media Law & Business Affairs Diploma covers the areas of the law that are encountered by lawyers working in an entertainment and media department within a large law firm, in private practice or in house within a media/entertainment company, and will give you a solid grounding in the business and legal aspects of the media industry.


Specialist Law Areas


Digital Media

Media Contracts

Social Media


Copyright & Trademarks




Competition Law


Music Law


Media Litigation



On the final day of the Diploma, candidates will sit a 2 hour exam, which (if passed) will gain the student the award of a Diploma in Media Law & Business Affairs.  Passes will be graded as Distinction (70% and above); Commendation (60% and above); Pass (50% and above).  Results will be given to candidates on Friday 15th July 2017.

The exam consists of 3 short essay type questions [50 marks] and 25 multiple choice questions [50 marks]. 


Who should apply?

  • University law students who want to apply for training contracts at Media Law firms.

  • University business students who intend to enter the Media and Entertainment industries

  • University media students who intend to enter the Media and Entertainment industries

  • Graduates who are currently studying for (or have completed) their conversion to law (the GDL) or the Legal Practice Course (LPC), and who want to enter the Media and Entertainment industries.

  • Practising lawyers who are not in Media and Entertainment, but are considering a job in these sectors.

  • Practising paralegals, contract managers and/or solicitors who are working in the Media and Entertainment sectors, and wish to "brush up" on their existing knowledge.

  • Film Producers, actors, directors, musicians, magazine and book publishing executives, music business executives, television executives that want to improve their knowledge of the law in their chosen field.