Belinda Copland


Belinda specialises in the fields of both media and employment law. In her media law practice, she deals with all aspects of non-contentious and compliance work relating to television content and broadcasting. She also advises on a wide variety of media law matters including: defamation, contempt, copyright and breach of confidence.

As part of her employment law specialisation she advises on both contentious and noncontentious employment law including: Unfair dismissal, discrimination, Transfer of Undertakings, negotiating the termination of employment, Working Time Regulations and Maternity Issues. She has specific expertise in the field of the recruitment sector in relation to the legislation which is particular to that sector. She has provided many inhouse seminars for her clients on topics of employment law.


Belinda was educated at Leeds Girls’ High School and then went on to read Law at Newnham College, Cambridge (1985-1988). After attending Guildford College of Law, she joined Goodman Derrick as an articled clerk in 1989. She qualified as a solicitor in 1991, became a partner in 2000 and then a Consultant in 2005.


  • Women in Film & Television
  • Royal Television Society
  • The Law Society

Out of the Office

Films, books and wine, in that order.