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Bridge McFarland can offer you practical, uncomplicated advice, support & guidance when you need it most. Whether it be an employment dispute, family advice, an accident or negligence, life planning or moving house, let us help you.
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Our commercial team in Lincoln, Hull, Market Rasen and Grimsby prides itself on its sound business sense, commercial insight, local knowledge and first class understanding of the relevant legal disciplines ranging from employment law, business contracts, dispute resolution to agriculture and property development. From company formation to sale, succession, dissolution or dispute resolution, you can trust our team to deliver first class service and results.
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Internet and IT Disputes

Our team of specialist lawyers are at the vanguard of this often complex and rapidly evolving field of law and are on hand to provide fast, effective and commercially-minded advice on a diverse range of IT related disputes.

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“I would like to thank you for all the help, advice and support you provided me with throughout this process. I am particularly grateful for your constant reassurance that I would achieve parental rights in the end. The sense of optimism your provided me with has made the process much more bearable. Many many thanks. ”
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As IT, the internet and social media become more integral to modern commerce, the potential for disputes is ever increasing.

Our aim is to get for you the best achievable outcome quickly. When action needs to be taken urgently to protect your business, we will take it.  

We are regularly instructed to act for clients across a range of business sectors in relation to:

  • Disputes over IT contracts
  • Claims for defamation and malicious falsehood in relation to material posted on the internet including on Facebook and numerous other social media, internet blogs and forums.
  • Disputes over domain names and cyber-squatting
  • Intellectual property disputes including those involving breach of copyright, unlawful use of trademarks and passing off
  • Claims relating to breach of restrictive covenants and unlawful use of confidential information (for example by employees) on the internet and using social media

Examples of work we have been involved in recently in this area include:

  • Acting for a football club in relation to securing the removal of defamatory material posted on an internet blog and a Facebook group. 
  • A dispute under a contract for the design, supply and installation of an integrated ICT infrastructure system for a major academic institution.
  • Acting for a firm of solicitors in relation to defamatory and confidential information posted on the website SolicitorsfromHell, on Facebook and on other web-forums.
  • A dispute over the unlawful copying of material and for passing off in relation to a competitor website.
  • Disputes concerning breach of copyright over ‘pirated’ material posted on the internet.
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What can I do if someone is pirating my work on the internet?
If you own the rights to creative work (e.g. music, movies, pictures, photographs, books) and someone is distributing copies on the internet without your permission, then there are several things you can do.
What should I put in a cease and desist email?
We have found this form of wording to be both simple and effective:
What if the cease and desist process does not achieve the desired effect?
Another step you can take is to report the offending URLs to Google at: