David Sant is a commercial solicitor at Harper James, specialising in technology and data protection.
David previously worked as a software developer, programming database-driven websites and systems, before qualifying as a solicitor in 2009. Prior to joining Harper James in 2020, he worked in the in-house legal teams at the BBC and Oxford University Press.
At the BBC, David supported the BBC’s Future Media and Technology Division, advising on significant technology service agreements with suppliers. He also worked in the BBC’s Intellectual Property legal team, advising on copyright and trade mark matters.
Following his time at the BBC, David worked in-house at Oxford University Press, advising the global publishing business on digital collaborations, copyright, licensing, and general commercial matters, including setting up self-service contract templates.
David has particular experience in the following areas:
- Drafting and negotiating a wide range of commercial and technology agreements.
- Advising on data protection issues relating to all aspects of client businesses, with a particular emphasis on digital collaborations.
- Advising on legal issues in the creative industries, particularly publishing and copyright issues.
David’s clients praise him as approachable, practical and a good communicator.
Away from the office, David enjoys discovering (and occasionally writing) music, continually trying to take up running, and hiking and cycling with his family in Oxfordshire.