AILISH MCKENNA

Consultant

Ailish is a Consultant at Bray & Krais.  Ailish first joined Bray & Krais as a paralegal in 2001 and went on to train with Bray & Krais.  Ailish graduated in Law from the Queen’s University, Belfast in 2000 and obtained a Masters in Law with Merit in 2001 from the University of London, focusing on international copyright and other subjects relevant to the entertainment industry.  Ailish was then admitted in 2005 after obtaining the Legal Practice Course with Distinction from the College of Law.

Ailish advises clients on a wide variety of commercial matters across clients’ recording, publishing and management arrangements, and specialises in the areas of live work and branding activities.  Ailish has developed extensive “in-house” experience in more recent years, working for an esteemed independent record label and publisher.  Ailish also sits on the Board of the Oh Yeah Music Centre charity to support their programmes focusing on talent development, industry mentoring, community outreach and music heritage in Northern Ireland to name but a few.

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TikTok faces legal battle with UMG

Partner, Simon Goodbody, speaks to The Times’ Technology Business Editor, Katie Prescott, to discuss the implications of TikTok’s continued exploitation of UMG’s catalogue following th...

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Ed Sheeran wins second Copyright Case over ‘Thinking Out Loud’ dispute less than 2 weeks after first trial win

Yesterday evening, U.S. District Judge Louis Stanton issued a reversal on his own ruling and dismissed a second case brought by Structured Asset Sales, an entity owned by David Pullman, whic...

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Bray & Krais’ client Ed Sheeran wins U.S. “Thinking Out Loud” copyright dispute.

A jury in a New York District Court today found Ed Sheeran not guilty of infringing ‘Let’s Get It On’ written by Ed Townsend and Marvin Gaye, after hearing testimony from both sides ov...

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