Paul Herbert has more than 20 years’ experience in the media and technology sectors, acting for various delivery platforms, broadcasters, production companies, publishers, authors, distributors, technology companies and associated entities.
He has encountered a vast and diverse range of subjects and issues that has resulted in him becoming an acknowledged specialist in the following areas:
- Book, programme and digital content and advertising and sales promotion
- Advising on all areas of law and regulation affecting all forms of published content, for example, confidence, copyright, contempt, defamation and privacy; Ofcom Broadcasting Code and BCAP Advertising Codes
- Media and communications legislation
- Licensing and regulation of linear and non-linear services and content
- Gaming and lotteries
- Data protection and privacy
- The whole range of contracts and commercial arrangements from the commissioning of content, its production and distribution across all platforms and outlets; author and talent deals; IP licensing and exploitation, outsourcing; purchase and supply; sponsorship and sports rights agreements
- Distribution and transmission of platforms, channels and digital content; technology and infrastructure agreements
- Drawing on all of the above areas and his general experience Herbert is retained by numerous media and technology clients as a sounding board and source of general strategic and tactical advice on a very wide range of issues
- Due diligence on corporate media transactions
Herbert’s broad experience across the media and technology sectors makes him a key member of our Advertising, Broadcasting & Production and Publishing, Sports & Technology Groups.
What the directories say
‘Discreet and low profile and very commercial’
‘Knowledgeable, detailed and clear’
‘Extremely user friendly, pragmatic and competitive’
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Supreme Court dismisses police appeal and refuses to allow secret evidence in application for production order against Sky News
R (on the application of British Sky Broadcasting Ltd) v The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis involves conflicting areas of public interest.
Opinion that employee not disabled under Equality Act does not give employer defence for not making reasonable adjustments
Employers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments for disabled employees. However, this duty only arises where the employer knows the employee is suffering from a qualifying disability.
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