Highly respected digital media and publishing practice, advising on a variety of pre-publication, IP, regulatory and commercial matters. Also features a strong advertising practice which acts on behalf of a number of major digital businesses and retailers. Regularly handles disputes arising in online and print media, and has substantial resources with regard to competition law.
Sources say: "The lawyers at RPC are always pragmatic and commercial."
Clients report: "They are experienced at working with regulators."
Defended Associated Newspapers in claims brought by the Duchess of Sussex, where she alleged that the publication of extracts of a letter that she wrote to her father were a breach of her data protection and intellectual property rights, and a misuse of her private information.
Oliver Bray is a senior partner leading the firm's commercial department. He regularly advises household-name brands and giants of social and digital media on commercial marketing matters as well as advertising and communications regulation.
"Clients really like his style - he's very commercial and very down to earth." "Oliver is really focused on getting the client service right and has a lot of contacts in the industry, so he has a very good feel for what you are proposing to do."
Keith Mathieson is an experienced litigator with specialist expertise in news media regulation, freedom of information and data protection. He is frequently called upon to provide pre-publication and content clearance advice to national newspapers, magazines and book publishers.
"Keith always makes time available, is very experienced and has sound judgement." "He is pragmatic, knows when to fight and when not to, and knows his stuff."