IT and digital media is one of our fastest moving specialist sectors, serviced by a team of specialist lawyers from our Corporate, Employment and Dispute Resolution teams with particular interest and experience in this field.
The team has many years’ combined experience in advising on aspects of IT and digital media law including:
Members of the team regularly speak at events and conferences on these kinds of topics and maintain an up to date knowledge of the latest developments. This page includes a portfolio of some of our recent client work.
BirdSong Analytics is the world’s leading pay as you go social analytics platform. Prettys IT and Digital team developed bespoke user terms and provided advice on data protection and use of API terms.
"I was very impressed with Prettys knowledge of the digital landscape and the challenges faced by companies operating across a global market"
Livewire Capital Partners provide incubator services and early stage funding for digital entrepreneurs. Prettys are the “legal partner” for Livewire and provide the standard investment documentation for their portfolio companies.
EdCentral is the UK’s first fully searchable portal of education, research, news and events. Prettys IT & Digital team advised on intellectual property issues and compliance and developed their bespoke end user licence agreement.
"The stand-out qualities for me when dealing with the solicitors at Prettys is their no-nonsense, straight talking style; their skill at interpreting my needs; and the speed of their response. It’s refreshing to engage with a law firm that leaves you with the impression that the client really does come first!"
Life Changing Fitness is an online fitness, coaching and nutrition company. Prettys advise Life Changing Fitness on their online and digital commerce activity, online operations and procurement.
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Jon studied law at Magdalene College, Cambridge and qualified as a solicitor in 2001.
Before joining Prettys in 2012 Jon worked in the North West; initially in the corporate teams of leading national law firms and then as head of business law at a boutique firm in Merseyside. He became a partner in 2013.
Jon advises investors, business owners and funders on all aspects of corporate transactions including business and share sales, management buy-outs and private equity investment. He also acts for banks and borrowers in relation to acquisition and structured finance and secured lending.
He has a particular interest in the digital and online sectors and acts for a number of high growth clients in this sector. As well as dealing with investments and funding, his expertise in this area includes advising on software and website development agreements and complex website, e-commerce and mobile application terms and conditions.
Jon’s recent work includes:
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Miz graduated from the University of Essex with a degree in Law before completing the Legal Practice Course at BPP Law School in London. Miz qualified as a Solicitor in February 2010 and joined Prettys Corporate Services team in January 2016.
Prior to joining Prettys, Miz worked as a Corporate and Commercial Solicitor for a regional Essex law firm before joining a global technology manufacturer as legal counsel and latterly as General Counsel and Head of Legal of a leading energy efficiency company.
Miz advises private investors, business owners and funders on a broad range of corporate and commercial transactional matters including business and share sales, management buy-outs, corporate governance, shareholders agreements and a variety of commercial agreements including distribution, reseller, franchise, agency and licence agreements.
Miz’s recent work includes:
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Matthew studied law at the London School of Economics and Political Science before qualifying as a Solicitor at a leading City law firm in 1995. He joined Prettys in 1997 and became a Partner in 2002.
Matthew’s clients include FTSE 100 companies, local authorities, NHS Trusts and charities. He advises on the full range of HR issues including grievances, performance management, disputes and dismissals, and collective and strategic matters such as redundancies and restructurings, mergers and outsourcing exercises, and policy making. He also advises on pensions matters to the extent to which they affect employers, and data protection. Matthew’s clients span a range of sectors, but he has particular expertise in working with organisations within healthcare, logistics, leisure, local government, aviation, insurance and bloodstock. He also acts for senior executives.
Matthew is the UK contributor to the American Bar Association’s Global Guide to Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets in Employment Law.
Matthew’s recent work includes:
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Ian studied at Nottingham University and the College of Law, London, before qualifying as a solicitor in 1996. He worked in-house for a police force and two local authorities before joining Prettys in 2007. He was made an associate in 2008.
Ian represents businesses, public sector bodies and individuals in a myriad of contentious matters, including contract disputes; possession claims; and tortious claims.
Ian also represents business and local authorities in all aspects of alcohol, regulated entertainment, late night refreshment and taxi / private hire licensing law, including applications for premises licences. Ian is a former licensing law contributor to Paterson’s Licensing Acts and Stone’s Justices Manual.
Ian is an experienced advocate and regularly represents clients in a range of court proceedings, including criminal and civil matters. Ian holds higher rights of audience for all civil proceedings.
Ian’s recent cases include:
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