Legal Counsel

Data Protection & IT

Get in touch

For further advice please contact us for a consultation.

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+44 (0)3330 143 401 info@gunnercooke.com
Testimonials

Sarah is one of those rare legal advisors who can give you the right legal advice but also give great guidance on the commercial aspects of any deal and come up with creative solutions. She is a great negotiator in her own right and was a real asset when seconded into my commercial team to lead deal negotiations. Always pragmatic and very resourceful, great with detail and someone that really owned her work and her deals to conclusion - a safe and trusted pair of hands I was always happy to work with.

Sky UK

Director of Startup Investments

I had the opportunity to work closely with Sarah in an emerging technology area and she was professional, responsive and effective with great attention to detail. Her legal counsel was key to successful negotiations and she kept a positive and enthusiastic attitude throughout. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Sarah and would highly recommend her.

BBC

Business Development Manager

Legal Counsel

Data Protection & IT

Expertise

Sarah is an experienced commercial lawyer with over 11 years’ in-house experience at large media and technology companies and 6 years private practice experience at Allen & Overy. Her expertise includes the drafting and negotiation of complex commercial and technology contracts and the provision of business focused legal and commercial advice in the media, technology, intellectual property and data protection fields. Sarah has strong legal and commercial skills and experience analysing complex legal issues, considering and advising on the risks involved and the options and solutions available using excellent problem solving and communication skills.

Sarah is a trusted legal and business advisor who develops and maintains strong relationships with clients and provides those clients with clear advice taking into account their commercial requirements.

Sarah Advises

  • Large media and technology companies
  • PLCs
  • SMEs and technology startups

Experience Highlights

  • Drafting and negotiating complex carriage agreements with third party platforms for the distribution of linear and on-demand content.
  • Advising a client and negotiating distribution agreements for virtual reality and 360º content.
  • Negotiating agreement with social media platforms for distribution of content within their services.
  • Advising a client and negotiating a multinational agreement dealing with product tracking and tracing, authentication and digital volume verification technologies.
  • Drafting and negotiating agreements for the distribution of apps on various third party technology devices.
  • Drafting and negotiating agreements for the syndication and distribution of news channels worldwide.
  • Negotiating a complex licensing agreement with the provider of a technology patent pool.
  • Advising a client on becoming an FSA insurance intermediary and negotiating the relevant provision of services agreement with the insurance provider.

Career History

 Previous Law Firms

  • Allen & Overy LLP

Previous Businesses

  • BBC
  • British American Tobacco
  • Sky UK Limited
  • Business Software Alliance

 

Education

  • Sky Manager HD, 6 day Institute of Leadership and Management certificate
  • University of Bristol, Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice
  • The College of Law, York, LPC and CPE
  • University of Leicester, BA (Hons) Geography

Get in touch

For further advice please contact us for a consultation.

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+44 (0)3330 143 401 info@gunnercooke.com
Sarah's team

Testimonials

Sarah is one of those rare legal advisors who can give you the right legal advice but also give great guidance on the commercial aspects of any deal and come up with creative solutions. She is a great negotiator in her own right and was a real asset when seconded into my commercial team to lead deal negotiations. Always pragmatic and very resourceful, great with detail and someone that really owned her work and her deals to conclusion - a safe and trusted pair of hands I was always happy to work with.

Sky UK

Director of Startup Investments

I had the opportunity to work closely with Sarah in an emerging technology area and she was professional, responsive and effective with great attention to detail. Her legal counsel was key to successful negotiations and she kept a positive and enthusiastic attitude throughout. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Sarah and would highly recommend her.

BBC

Business Development Manager