The technology and digital media industry is growing at phenomenal speeds, especially in the North West with the growth of Media City and other digital hubs across the region. These businesses have all tapped into the increasing need for digital services whether that is providing advice for businesses going digital, broadcasting online or selling products from a digital platform.
In 2015, 77% of UK internet users made a purchase online with this figure expected to continuously grow in 2016 and beyond. Businesses also use social media to generate business and to network because it is quick, easy and cost effective. The speed at which the technology and digital media industry is expanding is exciting but can also throw up a number of challenges for businesses working through digital means. Data protection, privacy, contracts and copyright agreements all differ where technology and digital media is involved. Furthermore, the increasing convergence of business models, modernisation of digital platforms and availability of finance means M&A activity will continue to rise across the digital and media sector.
Farleys Solicitors can assist with these challenges, providing expert legal services to marketing agencies, digital agencies, media companies, e-commerce businesses, software and app developers, IT services, broadcasters, and any other business or individuals working in technology and digital media.
Our solicitors have a wide range of expertise giving them the ability to advise clients on the best approach to issues in the technology and digital media industry, including:
- Business acquisitions, sales and purchases
- Commercial legal advice
- Contract Advice
- Data protection and confidentiality
- Dispute resolution and litigation
- Ecommerce law
- HR and employment advice
- Licensing agreements
- Website law, social media law policies and terms of business
We also offer an attractive legal services package for start-up businesses to provide the expert legal and business advice you need at a discounted price. For more information on this see our Evolve page.