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Law & the Internet

The internet is a rapidly changing commodity, and it can be difficult for businesses to keep up to date with the latest developments and protect their interests.

Our internet law solicitors are able to advise on how your business may be affected by its online presence and help you achieve the protection that you require.

With offices in Leeds, Sheffield and York, our lawyers help businesses across Yorkshire and beyond. Speak to a member of our commercial team today by calling 0333 323 5292 or fill in our online contact form to request a callback.

About Internet Law

The internet has become an important means of transferring knowledge, information and commerce. It has also become the preferred route to market for some retailers, while being a major contributor to the turnover of others. Businesses are expected to adhere to certain regulations surrounding issues such as:

  • Privacy of information supplied through a website
  • What third parties can or cannot do with information
  • The terms that are implied into contracts made online
  • Protection of intellectual property, including domain names
  • Social media

We can help you comply with laws relating to internet use by helping you change your processes or procedures and drafting a policy or contract.

Social Media Use

Social media, such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, is used not only in a social context, but as part of a business’s marketing strategy to create brand awareness.

The misuse of social media can have a damaging effect on the goodwill and reputation of a business should someone connected with it make, for example, offensive comments or use business information in an unauthorised way.

As such, a business will want to ensure that it has an effective policy that monitors, restricts and controls the use of social by its employees.

The Team

Our specialist internet law team has an excellent track record of helping clients tackle this often complicated area. We work to stay ahead of the curve by keeping up to date on media and internet laws, and offer advice whenever you need it so your business can reach its full potential.


I have a website that I want to sell items through. Can I do everything exactly the same as I do in a shop?

In principle, the law applies to cyberspace just as it does to the real world. However, there are certain extra requirements, often EU driven, with which you will need to comply on the web. There are also many practical considerations to be taken into account when doing business, as well as often dealing with a third party to set up a suitable section of your website.

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If you need help with internet law, please get in touch with our offices based in Yorkshire by using the details below.

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