How we can help you

We have many years of experience working in the telecoms environment, including mobile and fixed line operations, as well as cloud-based voice service platforms. Whether you are looking at rolling out a new network, providing a new service, want advice on engaging with a regulator or anything else, do drop us a line.

New networks and services

The regulatory framework contains a large number of obligations on providers, particularly of public communications services.

We can help you navigate this, to minimise your legal and regulatory risk, and support you in designing your service in a way which meets both regulatory requirements and your commercial objectives.

Cybersecurity

Many lawyers claim to be "cybersecurity" experts — but how many have substantial real-world experience in this area?

Neil was the sole legal advisor to a major communications company’s technology security team, with experience advising on both strategic and operational risks, from network security planning and deployment and security testing strategies through to advice on dealing with in-progress cyberattacks and engaging with law enforcement.

Neil has also been involved in a number of security audits, including ISO 27001 and CAS-T, and has advised on cybersecurity information sharing.

See the Cybersecurity section for more detail.

Dealing with regulators

Whether you want to approach a regulator pro-actively and want a hand planning your strategy, or you need some advice responding to a regulator's request or demand, let us know.

We have experience responding effectively to Ofcom information requests as well as third party information notices and other correspondence from the Information Commissioner's Office.

Our focus is on helping minimise the impact of demands on your business and maximising your ability to provide services in a commercially viable manner.

Filtering and blocking

Worried about the risk of infringement, or faced with demands to filter or block traffic on your network or service? We have experience advising on both the blocking of indecent images of children and of "adult content" filtering, as well as broader issues of copyright and trade mark infringement blocking.

In addition to his advisory work in this area, Neil led lobbying efforts in respect of the imposition of disproportionate obligations in the process leading up to the Digital Economy Act 2010.

Received a law enforcement demand?

One of the very few lawyers with substantial experience in these areas, Neil can help you deal with demands from law enforcement relating to lawful interception, communications data retention, disclosure notices, decryption orders and other similar matters, as well as advise on strategy and lobbying in this area.

Alongside his practical experience, Neil sits on the Independent Digital Ethics Panel for Policing, led by NPCC lead for Communications Data, Assistant Chief Constable Richard Berry.

We are happy to discuss enhanced security requirements.

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