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Sean Crotty

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Weightmans LLP

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Partner in the commercial team with particular experience in IT, commercial, intellectual property, EU procurement, data protection and media and entertainment matters. Advises many high-profile technology and creative clients (particularly in relation to video games) within the private sector (ranging from SMEs to listed companies) and a number of local authorities, PCTs, NHS trusts, police forces and social housing organisations within the public sector on a wide range of commercial, IT, intellectual property and EU procurement issues. Has developed a specialism in drafting and negotiating commercial, IT and intellectual property contracts. Understands his way around the relevant industries and their statutory obligations (including data protection). He has considerable experience in preparing contract documents governing the relationships with organisations in the private and public sector and the sensitivity and reputational issues that can arise.


Trained Keoghs; qualified 2001; assistant solicitor Mace and Jones; Gorvins 2002; Weightmans 2005; partner 2009.


St Francis Xaviers College; University of Newcastle upon Tyne (LLB Hons); College of Law York (LPC); University of Liverpool (LLM International and European Law).


Liverpool FC season ticket holder.

North West: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

Weightmans LLP advises public and private sector clients on IT procurement, and commercial, IP, data, media and entertainment matters. Other areas of expertise include IT-related data issues including strategic dataflow, GDPR compliance and contractual frameworks, outsourcing, contract management and data protection. Sean Crotty heads the team, working in tandem with managing partner John Schorah.

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Media and entertainment

Within: Media and entertainment

Weightmans LLP mainly advises clients in the interactive video games sector. Areas of expertise include negotiating deals with major publishers and platform holders. The firm also advises on tax relief within the sector. Sean Crotty heads the team and represents media and entertainment clients on development agreements, licensing, talent, image rights, exploitation and recording agreements.

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