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Graham is renowned as a leader in the IT market, with unparalleled knowledge of internet law.

Graham is a partner based in London. He is one of the UK’s leading cyberlaw experts, with a practice encompassing advisory and contentious work in the internet, IT and intellectual property fields.

He advises all kinds of internet actors on topics including copyright, intermediary liability and cross-border issues. His internet work includes lawful access to communications, data retention and related privacy issues. He has advised industry clients on the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) since its inception in 2000, as well as on other law enforcement powers. As an independent commentator he has been involved in the progress of the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (the so-called Snoopers' Charter) since before its inception as a draft Bill. His submissions and evidence were quoted in A Question of Trust, in the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the draft Bill, in the Commons Science and Technology Report on the draft Bill, in the Bulk Powers Review and in House of Lords debates on the Bill. Graham has handled a variety of disputes in the IT sector, ranging from IT project litigation to software copyright disputes.   

He edits and co-authors the leading textbook Internet Law and Regulation (Sweet & Maxwell), which first appeared in 1996 and is now in its 4th edition. His section of the Encyclopedia of Information Technology Law (Sweet & Maxwell) contains a detailed account of non-contractual liability in the IT field, including negligence liability of suppliers and consultants. His Cyberleagle blog is a respected source of analysis on IT and internet law topics.

He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Information Law & Policy Centre. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Law and Information Technology. He is rated by Chambers UK Directory as a Leading Individual for Information Technology and by PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook as a Recommended Lawyer for TMT: Technology. 

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