decoded.legal

Internet, telecoms, and tech law

About us

We are a tech-savvy English law firm, helping Internet, telecoms, and technology businesses achieve their commercial goals, and navigate often complex regulatory environments.

Our clients range from massive "household name" multinationals to tiny start-ups, covering software, hardware and IoT, "cloud" applications, online retail, social platforms, and VoIP, telecoms and Internet services.

What our clients say

"unfathomable patience and a real knack for interpreting and explaining complex technical issues"

Senior lawyer, IoT company

"[your] business understanding is one of the reasons why you are my favourite external lawyer of all time"

Chief Privacy Officer, FTSE 100 brand

"you have been amazing. I don’t think there are words expressive enough to convey my appreciation!”

Head of Legal, major energy company

"a tech lawyer who is very clueful"

General manager, Internet service provider

Our expertise

phone Telecoms & Internet access
cloud_upload Internet, cloud, & online services
vpn_lock Privacy & data
protection
phone_iphone Apps & software
watch IoT & wearables
lock Cybersecurity

What you get

check_circle Actionable advice

We turn law and regulation into actionable advice for businesses.

No jargon, no hedging. Just straightforward advice on which you can base your decisions.

check_circle Tech-savvy

We are used to steering companies through tricky issues and helping with cutting-edge technologies.

We will happily get to grips with your specific product or service, to give the best advice possible.

check_circle Predictable price

Reasonable, predictable prices, on a fixed price basis where possible, to help you achieve your objectives without costly surprises.

Each job is different, so tell us what you want to achieve, and we'll give you a quote.

Meet Neil

Neil (managing director)

Neil has spent years helping design products and operate Internet and communications services, as well as running a fair few himself.

He has considerable experience in privacy and data protection, as well as handling law enforcement assistance obligations.

Get in touch

email  Email

Please contact us via email:

contact@decoded.legal

Please encrypt it, if you can. Here is our PGP/GPG key. You can also find our keys on keys.openpgp.org, and via Web Key Directory.

phone Voice & video

Please email and arrange a time to speak.

We offer "normal" phone calls, SIP, and encrypted audio/video calls.

We record calls.

We'll never spam you or sell your information. Ever. More info here.

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Other bits

decoded.legal is:

  • authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (626329)
  • subject to the SRA's code of conduct
  • a company registered in England and Wales (9856909) with a registered office address of 48A Dene Way, Donnington, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 2JW
  • registered as a data controller with the Information Commissioner's Office (ZA152364)
  • registered for VAT in England and Wales (229 6427 86)