Digital & social media

“Strong technical knowledge combined with commercial and practical advice, and they really understand issues from a client’s perspective.”

Chambers UK, 2016

The switchover of television broadcasting to digital, the rise of other digital and social media and the range of devices and platforms available means that there are more ways than ever before for content creators and owners to provide content to and engage with users. However, this comes with a host of legal and commercial challenges and risks.

Our focus on the creative industries and the technologies that support them means that our lawyers are experts across television and the other areas most affected by the rise of digital and social media. We have in-depth knowledge and experience of the technologies that underpin content delivery and the regulatory landscape in which digital businesses operate.

Reputation and privacy issues concerning social media are of growing importance to our clients. We also advise clients using data analytics tools to assess usage of and engagement with social media platforms, both in relation to data protection issues and also the activities permitted by the social media platforms.