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Daniel Tozer

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Harbottle & Lewis LLP

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Technology, media and entertainment


Head of the commercial technology practice and member of the intellectual property team. Provides commercial, IP, e-commerce and data protection advice to businesses of all stages and sizes from start-ups to multi-nationals and across a wide range of industries.


Daniel joined Macfarlanes in 1997 as a trainee, qualifying in 1999 into the commercial/IP/IT team. Over the next five years he worked on a wide range of commercial and IP transactions with clients, with an increasing amount of work in the online area. He also undertook client secondments at Yum! Plc (parent company of Pizza Hut and KFC) and Intercapital. He moved to join Vodafone’s Group Legal function in 2004, and spent nine years there supporting a variety of business units. He was the key legal advisor in the negotiations which brought the iPhone and iPad to Vodafone UK and across the world, and also led various internal projects for the Vodafone legal function. He joined Vodafone as a solicitor, becoming a senior solicitor in 2005, then head of legal for terminals in 2008, and then head of legal for terminals and consumer services in 2011. He joined Harbottle & Lewis LLP as a partner in 2013 to lead the commercial technology practice. Daniel often writes and comments in print, online and broadcast media on topical legal issues.


International Association of Privacy Professionals


  • Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys 1984-92
  • University of Southampton 1992-95 LLB Hons
  • College of Law, York 1995-96 Distinction


Walking and cycling.

London: Risk advisory

Data protection privacy and cybersecurity

Within: Data protection privacy and cybersecurity

The multi-disciplinary data protection team at Harbottle & Lewis LLP is 'a pleasure to work with' and comprises of lawyers specialising in data, reputation management, technology and employment law. It was recently instructed by Virgin Atlantic Airways and Virgin Holidays on a substantial GDPR compliance project. In another work highlight the group advised Map Patient Healthcare of data privacy issues relating to its developing technology which would allow NHS patients to access real-time information about A&E departments. Daniel Tozer (who attracts praise for his 'timely and incredibly commercial advice') and Jo Sanders jointly head the practice which is highlighted as 'excellent value for money'.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

The IT and telecoms practice at Harbottle & Lewis LLP is instructed by well-known brands such as Virgin Group and Microsoft in addition to advising tech start-up companies. The group advised Expedia on its strategic agreement with Thomas Cook for the use of Expedia's booking platform for all hotel-only sales on online distribution channels across Europe. It also acted for the international car wash company Anduff on outsourcing project arrangements with Infor. Daniel Tozer heads up the department which includes recently promoted partner Michael Lister.

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  • Account of profits v damages: when and why does it matter?

    Since 2007, Experience Hendrix LLC(Hendrix) and Times Newspapers Ltd (Times) have been litigating over the intellectual property rights (IPR) in a recording of a Jimi Hendrix concert that took place at the Royal Albert Hall in February 1969. In September 2006 Times distributed a free CD, or covermount, with each edition of The Sunday Times . A claim was issued against Times in March 2007 for infringement of copyright and performers’ rights under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. In March 2008 the High Court held that Times had infringed the IPR in the recording and Hendrix elected to have an inquiry as to damages in respect of that infringement. The case has given rise to some complex issues as to the basis for the quantification of damages, and the inquiry is due to be heard next year, but the case is also a reminder of more general considerations in relation to remedies in IPR cases, and why the basis for quantification of those remedies can have far reaching consequences for a successful claimant.

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