I'm a partner in our Dispute Resolution Group based in London and I help clients to handle complex litigation and other challenges relating to their contracts, their information or their reputation.
I've grown up as a lawyer in the era of convergence of media and tech, and I've worked in businesses impacted by this evolution. My practice today reflects that. I advise global technology and media companies, and fast-growth digital businesses, on the issues they face as they adapt or expand to keep ahead of the competition.
I'm an experienced trial litigator, but work with my clients from a far earlier stage of the risk lifecycle, before disputes are brewing - using my knowledge of the industries in which they operate to help identify potential threats and take action to protect their brand, core values and commercial goals.
I assist a broad spectrum of TMT businesses, including broadcasters, publishers, web operators, content owners, IT providers and software companies with all aspects of commercial litigation, and have particular expertise in disputes relating to:
Data: I assist clients with data breach/cyber incident response, and follow-on litigation. I also defend claims brought in relation to other breaches of data protection law, including those based on the right to erasure;
Content: litigation related to the creation, distribution and exploitation of traditional and online content is on the rise and I help clients manage these disputes. I also regularly advise on notice and takedown requests and post-publication matters;
Distressed technology projects: where a project (whether IT outsourcing, telecoms, software/system development or other) is suffering from delay, defects or failure to meet KPIs, I work with clients to achieve an optimal resolution.
I also have significant experience assisting clients in handling corporate crises, including advising on reputation management strategies.