Communications lawyers

 

Telecommunications law, which involves everything from digital media to print broadcast, is a vast legal sphere prevalent in a number of jurisdictions.

Finding a communication lawyer can, therefore, be a daunting task as there are hundreds of local and global firms now embracing this field of law and offering a multitude of legal services in telecommunications. Don't worry though - we can help.

Choosing the right lawyer

Communications law is concerned with a mixture of IT and media law. It covers both mainstream broadcast, such as television, but also covers the type of communications we make on a daily basis. If you are not in the entertainment industry then media-type communications lawyers may not be able to assist you.

In terms of IT and technological communications, much of the law depends on whether or not you communicate internally within the UK or, for example, sell goods abroad. If you or your company deal mainly in international business then make sure your communications lawyers have international or overseas legal knowledge.

Similarly, individuals who may have litigation brought against them or have a problem with a communications provider in this country would seek a domestic lawyer with experience of assisting individuals or small businesses. It’s an incredibly complex area, and specialist advice is advised.

Domestic and international lawyers

Communications lawyers assist both individuals and businesses on a number of different matters; however, certain firms may only offer legal advice on a particular aspect of communication law as it is, after all, a wide legal subject.

For individuals and businesses, the use of computers, digital communications and typical broadcast methods involves interacting with people across the world. We now have access to companies abroad with whom we can buy and sell goods and transfer information.

However, each country operates under its own law relating to how such information is used and therefore it would be hard to know, when dealing with overseas individuals or companies, when and if you fall foul of their local laws.

In such a situation you will need a communication lawyer who has:

  • Local knowledge
  • Global knowledge
  • Who specialises in this sub-field of law

Similarly, even if you deal only in UK telecoms, a specialist communication lawyer can aid you in setting up business and expanding your work through digital media.

As the everyday usage of digital communications increases amongst the public, it is becoming apparent that businesses are not alone in needing to instruct communications lawyers. Regardless of your needs you will be able to find a communication lawyer locally who can aid you in anything from international disputes to setting up a media or telecoms company from home.

For more guidance on IT law in particular, see our information page on IT law.

Do you have a legal dispute concerning telecommunications law or IT law that you require legal assistance with? Contact Law can put you in touch with a specialist IT-communications lawyer to assist your needs. Please call us on 0800 1777 162 or complete the web-form above.

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