If you are hiring a magician make sure they have full PLA.
Mine is with Equity, it protects me and also the booker too.
Equity has six offices which between them cover the whole of the UK. Usual office hours are 9.30am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday. Staff in these offices deal with issues on behalf of members based locally or who are working in the area. Staff at Head Office cover national matters and industrial agreements plus issues arising for members based in London and the South East.
The Membership Records Department is based at the Head Office and where the central helpdesks are also sited.
In addition there is a network of Equity branches run by members and based all around the UK. They have regular meetings and events for members and student members within their area and branches have a strong influence on union policy.
Head Office London Guild House Upper St Martins Lane London WC2H 9EG Telephone: 020 7670 0200 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 020 7379 7001
Midlands Ian Bayes Guild House, Upper St Martins Lane London WC2H 9EG Telephone: 020 7670 0232 Mobile: 07912 341 534 Email: email@example.com Fax: 020 7379 7001
North West, North East and Isle of Man Jamie Briers, Max Beckmann, Andrew Whiteside and Mary Hooley Express Networks, 1 George Leigh Street, Manchester, M4 5DL Tel: 0161 244 5995 Fax: 0161 244 5971 Mobile: 07798 750 252 (Jamie Briers) 07912 341 529 (Max Beckmann) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
South East England Will Holmes Guild House, Upper St Martins Lane London WC2H 9EG Telephone: 020 7670 0229 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 020 7379 7001
Wales and South West England Simon Curtis, Wayne Bebb and Mair James Third floor, 1 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, CF11 9SD Tel: 029 2039 7971 Fax: 029 2023 0754 Mobile: 07798 750 254 Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com