Our Advertising, Technology & Media team (currently including 6 lawyers) have deep and longstanding expertise in their sectors and continue to receive real recognition from the legal directory Chambers and Partners as specialists in their field. The team is ranked on the top tier for Information Technology and Intellectual Property in Kent.

Irfan Baluch and Pete Kenyon are both ranked as leaders in their field in these sectors and praised for “inspiring confidence”, “commercially astute lawyers” and for their “plain speaking and their straightforward advice.”

Irfan Baluch has a degree in engineering and worked as a software developer before qualifying as a lawyer.

Pete Kenyon has over 15 years' experience in the sector and has been heavily involved in the changing commercial environment that businesses are facing and with the influence of technology on the way businesses operate and on the nature of their products and services.

The Technology & Media team's lawyers routinely advise on structuring the protection and exploitation of intellectual property rights and technology and advise on technology specific commercial arrangements for procurement, outsourcing, research and development collaborations, e-commerce and engaging in acquisitions and disposals of technology companies.

Our clients range from early stage start-ups to large corporates, with a multi-national presence and everything in between. We have particular strength and depth in advising on all commercial aspects relating to software.

The following links are to various handy checklists for you to use. Alternatively, join us for a coffee if you just want to talk about a legal issue.