Steve specialises in Intellectual Property, Media, Social Media, Marketing and Privacy Law with a nationally-recognised niche specialism in social media matters. He works mainly in the Media, Digital, Creative, Film, Television, Publishing, Advertising and PR sectors, and is regularly listed as a “Recommended Lawyer” in the Legal 500. He is also the head of our Creative, Digital & Marketing Department, co-founding the Bulletproof Agency Network to help businesses within the sector thrive against a changing commercial and regulatory landscape.
Working across the public and private sectors, Steve brings passion, commitment and commercial expertise to bear for his clients to manage and reduce legal, commercial, regulatory, and reputational risk. Steve deals with both contentious and non-contentious matters, ranging from litigation before the County and High Court to cross-jurisdictional disputes and complex advisory and regulatory work involving the Information Commissioners’ Office, OFCOM and Advertising Standards Authority.
Steve is also a member of the national Law Society Council, as well as the Council of Manchester Law Society, a Board Member of an Honorary Solicitor to the MPA, and a Board Member of Rochdale Development Agency. In his (limited) spare time, Steve is a 1st Dan Black Belt in Shukokai Karate, Husband to Claire, Dad to James and Charlotte and a pop culture. comics, movie and music geek.