Tom is a specialist media, e-commerce and consumer lawyer, and leads Osborne Clarke’s Interactive Entertainment practice. He specialises in commercial contracts, and providing regulatory advice on issues such as digital content, e-commerce, consumer regulation, privacy and technology. Tom also regularly advises on the compliance of consumer facing platforms and digital services across multiple jurisdictions, and has particular expertise in content licensing.
Tom has advised on and been passionate about media and technology throughout his entire career. He has previous in-house experience working in the BBC’s media litigation team, and was Head of Television Broadcasting at Phonographic Performance Limited. He also sat on the DMA’s Social Media Council. Before becoming a lawyer, Tom also worked for many years in the music industry.
Tom is ranked Band 1 in Legal 500 with clients citing him as a “a first-rate media and e-commerce lawyer with great industry knowledge”.
He joined Osborne Clarke in 2010 having previously worked at Olswang LLP.