We are a literary agency in London offering creative international representation for authors, illustrators, speakers, brands, companies and charities across all media.

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We represent the interests of leading fiction and non-fiction authors, from politics to popular culture, from cookery to children's books, from history to high fashion, from thrillers to romance and fantasy.

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LAW represents a select but exciting range of author illustrators working in a variety of styles and media.

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Our high profile speakers can engage audiences of every kind with charm and wit, adapting their own unique experiences to inspire and motivate professionals from every sector.

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LAW – Literary Agency

Lucas Alexander Whitley is active in all areas of representation (including speaking, licensing, brand, film and television deals) and operates with individuality and commitment. Small enough to be friendly, big enough to operate effectively in a global market, always imaginative, we not only look for the best deals for our clients but also plan their long term careers. 

We're delighted to announce that we have joined forces with the TV and digital agency Factual Management and we have now welcomed to LAW Sophie Laurimore, who first launched the agency in 2009, along with agents Carina Rizvi and Jamie Slattery. The Factual Management team have already joined us in our West London offices.
Factual Management was originally created to focus on the representation of exceptionally talented television presenters and then expanded its scope further with the opening of Factual Digital in 2016, which now nurtures online talent. Together we are planning to bring our complementary skills and imagination together to find the widest range of exciting new opportunities for our clients, as well as seeking new talent to represent jointly. You can read the trade press release here and visit Factual Management's website to find more out about their clients. Watch this space . . .

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Our literary agents are happy to consider submissions from new authors, but please be aware that we are a small literary agency with a busy client list and we take on only a handful of new clients each year from the thousands of approaches made to us, many of which are from established writers and artists. If you are a new author, please read the submission guidelines before doing anything else.

Latest News

Dare to be Different . . .

Picture book creator Jane Porter has a demonstrable affinity for young children. Her first book for toddlers THIS RABBIT, THAT RABBIT (Walker Books) was chosen by BookTrust to include in their Bookstart baby packs and Book Start has now also chosen her most recent picture book PINK LION (Walker Books) for its library corner scheme. Readers - both adults and children - respond to the book's warm, engaging and unique pink hero as well as its message about being different - but finding your own individual way to fit in. The idea was inspired originally by one of the children in Jane's Under 5 art classes; then developed with input from other young readers; and launched in 2016 with bookstore windows and events at Heffers Cambridge, Forum Books Corbridge, Nomad Books, Tales on Moon Lane, Waterstones Clapham Junction and the Apple Store, Regent Street. You can see more of Jane's work and her multi-faceted approach to art and creativity at

We are also delighted to be welcoming two other award-winning author illustrators to LAW for 2018: Emily Gravett, twice winner of the Greenaway Medal and Steve McCarthy, who was the winner for the National Book Tokens Children's Book of the Year (Junior) with Sarah Webb (author) at the Irish Book Awards for his picture book debut A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea (O'Brien Press). There are going to be some exciting new projects in this coming year . . .