Paul Herbert


Paul is a commercial lawyer with over 25 years’ experience in the media and technology sectors.

Paul acts for various delivery platforms, broadcasters, production companies, digital publishers, authors, literary agents, distributors, technology companies, advertising, PR and communications companies, regulatory bodies and “gatekeepers”.  He is an acknowledged specialist in the following areas:-


Media and Communications legislation;

Licensing and Regulation of Linear and Non-Linear Services and Content;

Gaming & Lotteries;

Data Protection & Privacy; Privacy Policies; Data Transfers; GDPR.

Consumer Facing Regulation & Consumer Protection law.

Contractual and Commercial

The whole range of contracts and commercial arrangements from the commissioning of content, its production and distribution across all platforms and outlets; author and talent deals; sponsorship and sports rights agreements.

General commercial advice; commercial contracts; purchase and supply; terms and conditions of purchase and supply; agency and distribution; licensing.

IT & Technology

IP Licensing and exploitation; outsourcing; development and licensing of technology; connectivity, hosting and design; ecommerce – B2B and B2C.


Distribution and transmission of platforms, channels and digital content; technology and infrastructure agreements.


Book, Programme and Digital Content; Advertising & Sales Promotion.

Advising on all areas of law and regulation affecting data protection, marketing, and all forms of editorial and advertising content, eg confidence, copyright, contempt, defamation & privacy; Ofcom Broadcasting Code & BCAP Advertising Codes, Broadcasts and events sponsorship, product placement.

General Advisory

Drawing on all of the above areas and his general experience Paul is retained by many media and technology clients as a sounding board and source of general strategic and tactical advice on a wide range of issues.

Due diligence on corporate media and technology transactions.

What the Directories say

“Discreet and low profile and very commercial”

“Knowledgeable, detailed and clear”

“Extremely user friendly, pragmatic and competitive”


Salvatorian College Grammar School; Southampton University (LLB); College of Law, London; and Queen Mary University London (LLM).


Trained and qualified at Goodman Derrick in the 1980s progressing to partnership in the 1990s.


The Royal Television Society; AdLaw; The Hospital Club; Tech UK; The Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers; Digital Policy Alliance.