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Technology legal advice and disputes

Are you a technology or online business that needs help with a legal issue or are you a general business that needs advice in respect of a issue with a technology company? I can help with any LawTech advice you need.

My commercial technology experience centres around my three start-ups. The first was an internet solution provider specialising in online content management systems, the second a specialist on/offline distributor and the third an online price comparison site and sales aggregator which generated annual sales and leads of over £50m for a network of 50 nationwide partners. I was an equity holding non-exec director for a UK’s leading property sector aggregator for over 13 years.

Robin is a specialist Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) consultant for Mishcon de Reya. He has given presentations on ODR and Online Courts to the Law Society of Scotland LegalTech conference, to BACFI and the Arbitration Club, IT branch. Professor Richard Susskind said that Robin has “a remarkable set of experiences … all leading up to ODR, in my view!”. I am a mediator and arbitrator for World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) for technology and domain name disputes, a member of Society for Computing and Law and was a Chartered IT Professional of the British Computer Society (2014-17).

I have provided advice to clients on online gambling contracts and litigation, defamation and on online reviews and the use of third party content and intellectual property without their consent.

I am able to advise customers, suppliers and sub-contractors involved in online, IT or telecoms projects in distress or those that have ended in dispute. I am also able to advise on dispute resolution systems design and architecture and strategic considerations and non-contentious planning.

I can be instructed by businesses and organisations direct under the public access scheme, or via a solicitor.