Biography

Graham Smith is a partner in the London office of Bird & Bird LLP. London.

His practice encompassing advisory and contentious work in the internet, IT and intellectual property fields.  He advises on topics including copyright, intermediary liability and cross-border issues and has handled a variety of disputes in the IT sector, ranging from IT project litigation to software copyright disputes.  His recent internet work includes lawful access to communications, data retention and related privacy aspects.

He edits and co-authors the textbook Internet Law and Regulation (Sweet & Maxwell), which first appeared in 1996 and is now in its 4th edition. He has contributed a chapter on 'Cyberborders and the Right to Travel in Cyberspace' to the book The Net and the Nation State (Cambridge University Press, 2017). His Cyberleagle blog is a respected source of analysis on IT and internet law topics.

He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Information Law & Policy Centre. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Law and Information Technology. He is rated by Chambers UK Directory as a Leading Individual for Information Technology.