Teresa Neil is an experienced general commercial solicitor with particular expertise in advertising, technology, data protection and privacy, and digital and social media

    Teresa has considerable experience negotiating a wide range of advertising and technology contracts. Teresa’s knowledge of data protection law means that she has developed particular strength advising on programmatic advertising and the licensing of technologies that involve the use and collection of personal data. Teresa’s work with global advertising agencies, advertisers, publishers and market research providers also means that she is regularly involved with projects that are at the cutting edge of this area of law.

    In 2011, Teresa spent a year on secondment with the world’s largest live events company. Being on secondment has given Teresa valuable insight into the needs and requirements of a large consumer-facing business.

    Prior to joining the firm, Teresa worked at the BBC, directing and producing items for programmes such as BBC1's consumer programme "Watchdog" and Radio 4's "Front Row".

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    • Drafting and negotiating cloud computing agreements, software licences, software as a service agreements, software development agreements and reseller agreements, including advising one of the world’s largest communications groups on cloud computing and related data protection issues.
    • Advising on data protection and privacy, including data protection policies and guidelines (for internal use), privacy notices, cookies, notification, marketing consents, data subject access requests, data processing agreements, data sharing agreements, data transfer (including model form clauses and safe harbor), data analytics, data cleansing and data enhancing, data retention, security and security breaches, responding to ICO complaints, and co-ordinating pan-European advice.
    • Advising on risks arising in relation to social media, including drafting website terms and conditions and providing related advice to a pharmaceutical company providing an online chatroom accessible to children with cystic fibrosis, and advising advertising agencies offering website moderation services.
    • Drafting and negotiating sponsorship agreements for a Premier League football club (ranked as having one of football’s most valuable global brands), including the club’s betting, alcoholic drinks and financial services sponsors, in Europe and in Asia.
    • Amending and negotiating advertising agreements (creative services and media buying) for the world’s leading advertising agencies, including multimillion-pound agreements with global brand leaders in the pharmaceutical, tobacco, telecommunications and car manufacturing sectors, as well as with the UK government (via a public procurement process).


    • Nottingham Law School, Postgraduate Diploma, Law, 2011
    • BPP Law School, L.P.C., 2007
    • BPP Law School, Graduate Diploma, Law, 2006
    • University of Leeds, B.A., 2000


    • England and Wales, 2009


    • Co-author, “ICO Recommends Refresh Existing Consents Now if They Don’t Meet the GDPR Standard”, The National Law Review, June 2017.
    • Co-author, E-Commerce and Convergence: a Guide to the Law of Digital Media, 4th Edition, January 2011.
    • Case comment, “Assistant Deputy Coroner v Channel 4, Entertainment Law Review, February 2008.
    • Case comment, “La Mer prompts useful definition of ‘token use’,” ITMA Review, November 2007.
    • Case comment, “User-generated content-rights and potential wrongs”, Electronic Business Law, January 2007.

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