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" ArtsScape is an excellent resource for a rapidly changing arts sector where, from a business affairs perspective, so much of what is done is being done for the first time. It is great to be able to take advantage of Caroline and Bernadette's long experience and responsive support"

Fiona Le Roy, General Counsel, Royal Opera House
" I can highly recommend ArtsScape - they shaped, co-ordinated and facilitated an excellent governance review for the National Theatre of Scotland which gave us important insights into strengths and areas for improvement. The touch was light but expert and we benefited fromCaroline Barnett's extensive knowledge of, and practical expertise in, governance in the context of an arts organisation"

Dame Seona Reid, Chair, National Theatre of Scotland
" ArtsScape have been a wonderful help to us. Caroline responded perfectly to our brief and provided us with the exact expertise we needed. I'm sure we'll work together again very soon."

Tom Bird, Executive Producer, Shakespeare's Globe
" I can't tell you how refreshing it is to be working with ArtsScape. Straightforward, no-nonsense, quick and, best of all, not patronising! It's so comforting to know that you can pass something on to a safe pair of hands"

James Penny, Commercial Director, Mammoth Screen
" ArtsScape has been swift and thorough in giving advice; they are quick to understand the issue and supportive in helping to solve the problem. They understand not only the fast moving life of a producing theatre company but also they appreciate how urgent the most unlikely things can be"

Denise Wood, Executive Director, Almeida Theatre
" It was a joy to work with ArtsScape. Caroline provided legal and cultural sector expertise for a major cultural exhibition; the kind of expertise very few universities have in-house. ArtsScape is an invaluable resource for those in HE venturing into such new territory. She was extremely responsive, professional and thorough and her work provided much needed reassurance. I would not hesitate to recommend her"

Ruth Hogarth, Director of Administration, Culture & Engagement, King’s College London
" As General Counsel for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Caroline's contribution went way beyond her legal brief every single week. The depth and breadth of her ten years' experience there, addressing at the highest level, strategic planning, management support and complex legal issues, make her a uniquely valuable collaborator in a business environment. The consistent excellence and clarity of her counsel, and her warm, approachable manner, make her a delight to work with"

Sir Michael Boyd, Artistic Director, Royal Shakespeare Company 2002-12
" ArtsScape have been invaluable as we deal with a rapid increase in scale and territory, from our involvement in Hull 2017 (City of Culture). Caroline has been approachable, informative and no nonsense in her approach. Her experience within the sector is invaluable and her quick and clear responses always put me at ease with the handling of a situation. I could not recommend them enough"

Janthi Mills-Ward, Executive Director, Hull Truck Theatre
" Bernadette and I worked closely together during the Cultural Olympiad. As lead advisor for the RSC on the World Shakespeare Festival, Bernadette played a huge part in ensuring the success of the Festival and I was extremely impressed at the collaborative and effective way in which we were able to work together"

Will Hutchinson, Former Head of Legal Affairs (Culture and Ceremonies) at LOCOG
" ArtsScape played a crucial role in advising the company on two business critical contracts, for ticketing services and catering. Both were complex and needed the skills of strong contract lawyers, with a clear understanding of the needs of a producing theatre company. Bernadette and Caroline offered clarity, support and excellent advice to secure the best results for these two areas crucial to the successful operation of the new Everyman"

Sarah Ogle, Communications and Sales Director, Liverpool Everyman Theatre
" It’s great to be able to ask legal advice from people who are well informed and experienced in the somewhat quirky field of theatre. I needed a fast answer to my query and what I received was not only speedy but packed full of useful information. I will not hesitate to call on ArtsScape again"

Joanna Reid, Executive Director, Belgrade Theatre Coventry
" It’s always great to work with ArtsScape, they have excellent industry knowledge and a wealth of experience. Bernadette and Caroline have advised us on a number of media and business affairs projects, and their advice has always been very quick and very smart. They really understand what modern arts organisations need in terms of legal advice and support. "

Ivan Daffern - Head of Business Affairs, Royal Opera House
" Caroline was a pleasure to work with. She understood the brief exactly, her input was expert and detailed, and her approach was refreshingly no nonsense and good humoured. I felt very well advised and supported during the entire project. I would have no hesitation in recommending ArtsScape to colleagues in the cultural sector and I look forward to working with them again in the future"

Mike Jones, former Executive Director, Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal
" When theatres work with legal professionals, it’s usually because the stakes are high. Caroline at ArtsScape is exactly the sort of professional you want to work with in these circumstance, she gives you confidence, insight, clarity and all with a sense of humour! It’s really important to know that your project is moving forward, even when it requires meticulous attention and that’s exactly my experience with ArtsScape. Knowing that my project was in safe and competent hands enabled me to focus my attentions where they were most needed. The value in talking to a legal professional who knows the shorthand for our industry cuts out a huge swathe of leg work and should never be underestimated"

Steve Jones, former Chief Executive, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
" Caroline helped us navigate a historic IP issue with wise professional advice. She has an excellent understanding of IP law and works together with you to find pragmatic solutions to business challenges. She takes the time to understand your objectives, help you frame your thinking around complex contracts or legal matters and talk through the options – testing them out and identifying positive ways forward. She’s sharp, commercially astute and always fun to work with"

Liz Thompson, Director of External Relations, SafeLives
" Bernadette is a skilful and experienced IP attorney and negotiator with strong business sense"

Tim Behean, General Counsel, Group IP, Adidas Group
" Fantastic to work with from start to finish: from Caroline's speedy grasp of our brief, to her diligent research and skilful navigation of some tricky transatlantic IP issues. It's been a weight off my mind to have her sound advice to call upon and a pleasure communicating with her. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending ArtsScape and they will be our first port of call for our future projects"

Frank Tamburin, Producer and Director, Honourable East End Company
" ArtsScape provide a scalable and bespoke service across our many productions throughout the year - first class service from a first class team"

Christopher Granier-Deferre, Director, Poisson Rouge Pictures
" ArtsScape have been a real support to the company - and more than once. From simply being a sounding board, doing more intricate contracting work to consultancy on more complex matters, they've provided real clarity and peace of mind in an efficient, sensitive and personable way. ArtsScape continue to be our go-to company when needing to buy in specialist legal recource"

Natalie Ibu, Artistic Director & Chief Executive, Tiata Fahodzi
" MSL Projects is delighted to be working with ArtsScape. ArtsScape contributes a sharp and dispassionate eye for detail combined with a friendly, informal style which is just right for arts practices"

Margaret Sheehy, Director, MSL Projects
" It was hugely reassuring to receive such articulate legal advice from ArtsScape. Caroline was responsive to our needs and our limited knowledge, offering swift and clear advice on a variety of complex legal and contractual issues. I've no doubt at all that we will be calling on the advice and support of ArtsScape in the future"

Adam Coleman, Executive Director, Islington Community Theatre
" Caroline and Bernadette have been fantastic in helping us to set up our new company and first production. They are always quick to respond with clear, practical advice and really understand the needs and constraints of a small start-up business"

Tara Finney, Director, Tiny Fires
" Our dealings with ArtsScape were refreshingly uncomplicated and I would not hesitate to contact them with other relevant issues in the future - in fact I would make sure I went a little earlier next time! Caroline understood the issues immediately and provided exactly the support, advice and expertise that we needed and within our very tight timescale. No question was too silly, no request insurmountable - as a small unincorporated association, the clear, detailed support we received was invaluable."

Sarah-Jane Rawlings, Co-Director, Fun Palaces
" It was a pleasure to work with ArtsScape who have an understanding of the film production business - they provided a bespoke service to tight deadlines. We would certainly work with them again and have no hesitation in recommending them"

Anna MacDonald, Joint Principal & Founder, London Film Academy
" Bernadette has supported my work with bespoke, thorough and knowledgeable legal advice. It's been refreshing to work with a team who operate with a friendly and approachable manner, and I have no hesitation in recommending ArtsScape"

Sarah Brocklehurst, Producer, Sarah Brocklehurst Productions
" It is a pleasure to have ArtsScape as a legal advisor. Bernadette is thorough, professional and always a phone call away. Although 4D Pictures is a small independent film company I always feel we are treated with the same respect, timeliness and diligence as a much larger company"

Catherine Vetere, Company Director, 4D Pictures Limited