Paul Knight

Paul Knight

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  • +(44)(0)7552 165880
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What can Paul do for you?

Paul is a partner specialising in technology and commercial law, including data protection. This means he advises on commercial contracts, software licensing, e-commerce and GDPR compliance, amongst other things. Paul works with clients from different sectors to negotiate contract terms, to help quantify risks and to provide realistic solutions to protect his clients. 

Supporting your ambitions

One of Paul's clients is an award-winning digital agency based in Manchester. Paul worked with his client to negotiate a contract with a high-profile membership organisation. Under this arrangement, his client hosts the membership organisation's website and online membership database. During the negotiations there were significant differences of opinion over appropriate risk allocation. By clarifying the level of risk connected with potential IP infringements and data security breaches, Paul helped the parties reach an appropriate compromise,  conclude the contract and pursue a successful working relationship.

What do others say?

Paul is recognised as a Next Generation Lawyer in the Legal 500 and ranked by Chambers as the Up and Coming Information Technology lawyer in the North West. The latest edition of Legal 500 reports: "Paul Knight leads the commercial, IP and IT team and 'brings significant intellect, legal expertise and a common-sense approach'."

What else should you know?

Paul is one of the Innovation Champions at Mills & Reeve. In this role, he promotes, encourages and drives innovation to benefit clients. Paul has been instrumental in running Mills & Reeve's first "hackathon" and featured in the Financial Times' 2018 report on Innovative Lawyers.

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