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BM Nyman & Co

Publishing Lawyers

BM Nyman & Co

Bernard Nyman
Sole Principal

25 Limes Avenue
N12 8QN

Tel: +44 (0)20 3601 4163
Fax:  +44 (0)20 8445 2852
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Bernard NymanAlthough a lot of my clients are involved, in one way or another, in the business of Publishing, I also welcome clients in these areas (among others):


Are you an author who who is looking to take your work into the field of film or TV or video? Or have you been offered a contract with a media organisation, maybe as a presenter, for example?


Are you a writer or publisher of books featuring characters that could be developed further to have an independent life of their own, earning you a stream of passive income? You will need to ensure that the Intellectual Property rights are properly protected before you can licence them to others.


Are you in a business where you communicate with the public in one way or another? If so, whether you realise it or not, you are in the "media", and could be affected by all or any of the areas of law I deal with -- Publishing, Intellectual Property, Defamation, Privacy, Contracts.

Information Technology

Is your business online? Does your website comply with legal requirements? Are you taking on a new IT software package for your business, and do you understand the supplier's contract? Are you a programmer/developer looking to license your software to third parties?


For some types of work, for example drafting a standard contract, I will quote a fixed fee, as long as I have sufficiently clear instructions.

Otherwise, I generally charge according to the amount of time spent in dealing with your matter.  I rarely know in advance how many hours will be needed to complete a matter, but at any stage, I am happy to give you an estimate of the likely time involved and the anticipated course of the matter. I generally bill on a monthly basis, so that you can keep control of your budget and have the costs spread over the length of time of your matter.

“Ranked Individual” in Chambers 2015Bernie Nyman's CV at a glance:

Law firms I have worked for:

  • I qualified as a solicitor in March 1979.
  • Assistant Solicitor with Rubinstein Callingham 1979-83.
  • Partner in Rubinstein Callingham 1983-94.
  • Partner in Manches & Co October 1994 – December 1998.
  • Sole Principal of B M Nyman & Co January 1999 - date
  • Consultant to Manches January 1999 – December 2001

Publications I have written or to which I have contributed:

Independent recommendations:

Charitable work: