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Award wins ‘steer’ growth for Bristol creative sector law firm

Published on Wednesday, 7th October 2015

Bristol-based creative, media and technology sector law firm Steer and Co has been named ‘Best Technology Transaction team in the UK’, reflecting the firm’s deep understanding of the creative sector at a national and international level.

Recognised by Acquisition International magazine in its M&A awards, the accolade comes at a time of significant growth and investment for the legal specialist as it continues to build on its reputation as Bristol’s ‘go-to’ firm for those working in the creative, media and technology sectors.

Since the beginning of 2015 the firm has also been named ‘IP Law Firm of the Year’ in England by Global Law Experts (GLE), for the second year running. Awarded ‘Excellence in Data Protection Advisory’ at UK level and the Bristol award for ‘Technology Media & Telecommunications’, by Corporate LiveWire M&A awards.

In addition, Rebecca Steer received the Women in Law Award in ‘recognition of outstanding legal expertise and contribution’, in the area of Intellectual Property.

Commenting on the firm’s success, Rebecca Steer, founder, Steer and Co, said; “Over the past few year’s Bristol has gained more and more recognition for the quality and output of its creative, media and technology sectors, putting it firmly on the map in the UK and globally as a centre of excellence.

“This has given us the perfect catalyst to build our own success story, by working closely with businesses in the sector since 2006, we’ve been able to build a deep understanding of the legal issues they face, from Intellectual Property to Data Protection and everything in between.

“Being recognised externally for our expertise in the sector through our recent award wins is the icing on the cake. This, coupled with on-going investment in our business, is making us feel very positive about the opportunities ahead.”

Recognising the firm’s considerable knowledge gained working exclusively with the creative, media and technology sectors over the past ten year’s, Rebecca Steer is the only lawyer in Bristol to be ranked in Chambers 2015, for her expertise in Information Technology, Intellectual Property and Media Entertainment (listed UK-wide).

The prestigious Legal 500 industry listing has also ranked Steer and Co in the South West for its expertise in Technology, Media and Telecoms in both the IT & telecoms and IP categories and also for Media and Entertainment.

About Steer and Co

Steer and Co is a Bristol-based law firm for the creative, media and technology sectors, working with clients on a local, national and international level. The firm was established in 2006 by Rebecca Steer a specialist commercial, media and technology lawyer, who is the only lawyer in Bristol ranked by Chambers’ 2015 directory for her expertise in Information Technology, Intellectual Property and Media Entertainment (UK-wide).

Working with clients such as XMOS, Bytesnap, Picochip, SecondSync, Clearspeed, Talksport, Netsight, Sinclair Designs, Yogscast, A Productions, Icon films, Calling the Shots, Calvium, Studio Six, Gravitywell, Bray Leino, Groovy, True Digital amongst others and being a preferred supplier of Bristol Media the firm has a deep understanding of the creative industry and technology sectors.

It advises clients across a full spectrum of legal issues as required including IP, Media, Technology and Data protection matters. Recognising the quality advice, excellent service and flexibility Steer and Co provides to its clients, the firm has won a number of prestigious industry awards during the past two years. These include;

2015

  • Best Technology Transaction Team UK Acquisition International M&A Awards.
  • Excellence in Data Protection Advisory UK Corporate LiveWire M&A Awards.
  • Technology, Media & Telecommunications Bristol Corporate LiveWire Global Awards.
  • Women in Law 2015 Award in recognition of outstanding legal expertise and contribution within the practice area of Intellectual Property Lawyer Monthly magazine.
  • IP Law Firm of the Year in England Global Law Experts (GLE).
  • Database Rights Practice of the Year UK Acquisition International, IP Awards.
  • Data Protection Specialists of the Year UK Acquisition International, IP Awards.
  • Niche Advisory Firm of the Year (TMT) UK ACQ Magazine.
  • Niche Advisor of the Year (TMT) UK (Rebecca Steer), ACQ Magazine 
  • IP Law Firm of the Year in England Global Law Experts (GLE).
  • Best for Technology Law UK Acquisition International, Legal Awards.