Jay Barnett

Senior Associate


Advises on all areas of commercial law and business matters across a broad range of industry sectors including IT, technology, travel, retail, and creative businesses.

Jay is a Senior Associate in our Commercial team and qualified in September 2017. His main areas of specialism are business contracts, data protection compliance, IT and intellectual property strategy and protection. Jay works with large brands and entrepreneurial businesses from a broad range of sectors including retail, IT and technology, manufacturing, travel and creative businesses.

He advises on business contract matters (both B2B and B2C), privacy and data protection (including advising on the UK GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018), intellectual property rights protection and commercialisation, IT contracts (software licences, support and maintenance, SaaS / Cloud, managed services and IT infrastructure contracts) and online trading / website regulation.

Work highlights


Working with a global luxury retailer on its business contracts with its worldwide distribution network, including advising on supply, manufacturing and data protection issues.


Advising a global IT company on the protection of its complex software engines for the creation of multiple processing activities and algorithm application in various sectors, including metaverse infrastructure and gaming.


Working with a large behavioural science’s company on its business contracts, including negotiation with its global client base and advising on data protection issues.

Recent articles


Directors’ liability in intellectual property disputes

Directors of companies can be held personally liable for the infringing activities of the companies they operate



Subject access requests – the cost to your business

Whilst the level of damages awarded by the courts is relatively low, the costs associated with dealing with such claims may become very costly.



International trade and trading across borders; the financial and legal implications

In this episode, we delve into the risks and opportunities confronting businesses involved in global trade or aspiring to expand their international footprint amidst the current economic climate.


Media spotlight

DMH Stallard noted as one of the best firms for championing women

legalbusiness.co.uk writes about the number of female professionals ranked in leading legal directory Legal500, with DMH Stallard holding 14 rankings across 20+ departments in the latest edition.