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David Deakin

Consultant Solicitor

David Deakin

Consultant Solicitor

I am a Consultant Lawyer within the Commercial Department.  My expertise is in commercial and intellectual property matters, with a specialist focus on digital and social media, content, publishing, marketing and technology based businesses.

My areas of work

I cover all aspects of digital and social media, technology, publishing, games and ecommerce - dealing with the spectrum of commercial, contractual, intellectual property (IP), marketing, consumer and regulatory issues.

My expertise really lies in where all these elements converge – how to manage and execute projects using content and technology often in novel and disruptive ways. With expertise across many media verticals, and a deep understanding of IP/rights, business models and online platforms and technology, I can support activity that often requires new commercial models, deal structures and strategic thinking.

My clients

I work with businesses of all sizes, both as supplier and customer, on their commercial and IP legal solutions.  This includes tech based entrepreneurs and start-ups, those moving into scale and growth phases, digital and social media creators, agencies and publishers, and large international media companies and brands.

My previous experience

I have worked for many years, and been a partner at, large City and West End law firms. My legal expertise is enhanced by excellent commercial and practical experience gained through over 12 years as an in-house lawyer, including as Head of Legal for Digital and Technology at BBC Worldwide Limited (the commercial arm of the BBC).

My interests and hobbies

I live in Farnham with my wife and two boys. We all love sport and the outdoors – weekends are a flurry of football, rugby, swimming, running, cycling and walking.  I keep trying to get back into photography.