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Steve Kuncewicz Principal Lawyer, Business Advisory (Intellectual Property & Media)

Experience Profile

Steve is a principal lawyer in our business advisory team at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in Manchester.

He specialises in intellectual property, media and social media law with a particular emphasis on the creative, digital and technology sector. Steve is listed as a "recommended lawyer" in tier 2 of the Legal 500s 2014, 2015, and 2016 North West Technology, Media & Telecoms section.

He is a regular spokesperson, and has given interviews to the local and national press through BBC Breakfast, Sky News, ITV, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5 Live and LBC London.

Steve's first book, "Legal Issues of Web 2.0 and Social Media", was published in June 2011 and his second book "Legal Issues of Corporate Communication in the Online World" was published in June 2012.

Expertise

  • Intellectual Property - copyright, passing-off, trade marks, design rights, domain names and confidential information
  • Data protection, privacy and cyber security
  • Pre-publication advice
  • Advertising, marketing and communications
  • Litigation and dispute resolution
  • Online and eCommerce issues
  • Commercial, IP and media agreements
  • Business start ups

Career history

  • Since 2016: Slater and Gordon Lawyers UK
  • 2013-2016: Bermans (Partner and Head of IP & Media)
  • 2012-2013: Boohoo.com (Head of Legal)
  • 2010-2012: Gateley (formerly Halliwells)
  • 2007-2010: Ralli
  • 2003-2007: Cobbetts

Education

  • Studied Law at the University of Sheffield
  • Police Station Advisor, University of Cardiff
  • Legal Practice Course, Manchester Metropolitan University

Professional memberships

  • Council Member of The Law Society
  • Member of the Law Society Technology & Law Reference Group
  • Member of the Law Society Legal Aid & Policy Board
  • Council Member of The Manchester Law Society
  • Board Member & Non-Executive Director of Pro Manchester
  • Board Member and Honorary Solicitor of Manchester Publicity Association
  • Editorial Board Member of LexisNexis PSL
  • Chair of Governing Body for Manchester Creative Studio
  • Board Member & Non-Executive Director of Rochdale Development Agency
  • Guest Lecturer for The Juice Academy
  • Manchester Business Board Member for NSPCC
  • Ambassador for Forever Manchester