After graduating from Cambridge University and before joining Laytons, Brian was a partner in three London law firms, including a leading charity and education specialist, where he worked with a number of well-known (including Royal Charter) charities and educational establishments. 

Brian has also acted as in-house IT Counsel for both NSPCC and Portsmouth City Council, he was formerly Head of Legal Affairs at Virgin Interactive and Acting Head of Legal Affairs  (on secondment) at Phonographic Performance Limited, Computer Artworks Limited and Sega Europe Limited.

Brian provides specialist legal advice to organisations and individuals in the fields of IT, commerce and e-commerce, procurement, data protection and data security, cloud computing, information management, intellectual property and interactive entertainment (computer games). Areas covered include: 

  • Software as a Service (SaaS) and other outsourcing agreements

  • Software development and publishing agreements 

  • System supply, support and maintenance agreements 

  • Website terms and conditions, (GDPR compliant) privacy policies and advice on cookies

  • Consumer law affecting B2C transactions

  • Trade marks, copyright and design rights 

  • Distribution agreements and terms of trade  

  • Trade mark and copyright infringements and anti-piracy

Brian is the author of numerous articles in the fields of IT, e-commerce and computer games.  He has been listed in the Legal Experts Guide, the computer games section of the Legal 500 and cited as a ‘Best of the UK’ lawyer (Computer Games) in Chambers' UK Guide to Solicitors. 


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Tel: +44 (0)20 7842 8000
DDI: +44 (0)20 7842 5488
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