In a nutshell...
We advise businesses on every aspect of trading online, website law and internet law.
Our internet legal expertise comprises contracts, regulation and disputes as well as legal advice on domain name disputes including domain recovery, domain dispute resolution and domain name law generally.
The firm was founded in 2001 by internet and domain name lawyer Adam Taylor, former partner and head of E-Commerce and Technology Group at City of London solicitor firm Withers.
We're in London but not in central London so our rates are reasonable. We don't charge at all for an initial chat.
- We communicate in plain English and avoid legal waffle.
- We keep things simple. We don't send a three page letter if a three line email will do!
- We get on with it.
Having worked with Adam Taylor very closely for the last three years I have found him to be thorough yet pragmatic, knowledgeable and very commercially aware. I have worked with him on a variety of different types of internet-related legal contracts ranging from payment service provider contracts to marketing agreements. He is always fast to respond and quickly picks up on potential issues and concerns. Working with Adam is an absolute pleasure and the results have always been more than satisfactory.
Simon Seefeldt, Head of Business Development, Jagex Ltd (RuneScape and other online computer games)
We are a major organisation that tends to work with large law firms. When it comes to domain name disputes Adlex is our default choice and represents first class service and good value.
Harvey Kass, Legal Director, Associated Newspapers Limited
Exenergy Ltd. became involved in a dispute when it discovered that its domain had been registered by the web designer in its own name rather than the company's. It was a complex case. It was only when the Expert ruled that it was not possible to come to a decision that I realised that specialist help was needed to lodge an appeal to gain control of this vital asset. I contacted Adlex who prepared the appeal and managed the process. It was enormously comforting to be in the hands of someone who knew exactly what to do. Adlex are clearly well-respected in this specialised field and the appeal process was conducted efficiently with the desired outcome. The Appeal Panel ruled that the registration was abusive and ordered it to be transferred to Exenergy. I wish that I had known of Adlex at the outset; it would have saved a lot of time and money. I recommend them without reservation.
Roger Leaver, former Managing Director of Exenergy Ltd
Adlex have always provided excellent advice regarding legal aspects of the Internet. Refreshingly, Adlex give sound advice, rather than a list of legal possibilities. With more reasonable rates than other so-called experts, we expect to use Adlex for our legal needs, and recommend them.
Gordon Kenneway, Managing Director, Firstserv
Adam and his team at Adlex are total professionals in domain name disputes and internet law. They were recommended to us and I in turn have recommended them over and over again since our first work together. They took an incredibly difficult case, made something of it and got us the ultimate result we needed. We continue to work with Adlex protecting and acquiring our IP worldwide.
Matt Mansell, CEO, Domainmonster.com
Finding a law firm that understands your business needs can be difficult. Finding a law firm that also offers knowledge and experience of internet and online law is all but impossible. In Adlex, we believe we have found the elusive combination. Consequently, whether for established online businesses or start-up internet trading, we have no hesitation in recommending the Adlex service as the one-stop solution for legal representation, guidance and support.
Peter Moth, Managing Director, MLots.com Ltd
Adlex provides a fast, efficient and friendly service for our domain dispute resolution matters. I would definitely recommend their services to other brand-owners.
Julian Harris, Corporate Counsel, International Brand Management Limited (Sports Direct, Slazenger, Dunlop, Donnay, Everlast, Lonsdale)
It was a pleasure to work with Adlex on the terms and conditions for our web-based product. They clearly understood our requirements and translated all the legal "jargon" into something we could understand and discuss with them. We would not hesitate to recommend Adlex for online terms and conditions.
Colin Johnson, Director, Medilert
When our client in the USA needed help resolving an online advertising dispute in the UK we called Adlex Solicitors. Adam provided high quality, practical, legal counsel. He was able to quickly digest the complex technology issues and help us navigate the unfamiliar UK legal landscape to achieve a favorable resolution.
Clarke Walton, attorney, www.waltonweblaw.com
Not having been in the position before where we needed to seek to recover domain names which had been registered in bad faith by a third party, we felt we needed a specialist in this field. I was very impressed from start to finish with how Adam Taylor dealt with the matter which we instructed him on. From the first conversation I had with Adam, I was confident he could successfully act for us. His expertise proved invaluable in giving us the right advice which was always spot-on and, most importantly, got us the result we wanted. I would not hesitate to recommend his services - extremely professional all round.
Karen Houghton, Director of Legal Services, TalkTalk Technology, part of the TalkTalk Group
Many thanks for all your hard work on this case - it is much appreciated. Further, I am convinced that your tenacious and unique knowledge of the internet was invaluable. I will not hesitate to recommend you in future.
Paul Chinnery, Head of Legal and Regulatory Compliance, Channel 5
Adam Taylor at Adlex Solicitors convincingly helped us win in a domain name dispute against a UK competitor of ours. Adam's persistence in challenging evidence to ensure that our initial complaint and the subsequent responses were precise, to the point and had the strongest evidence possible was probably the main contributor to the win. We are grateful for his assistance and would not hesitate to engage him again or recommend him to others. He is very strong in protecting intellectual property.
Lars Nielsen, VP Commercial Operations, SMS PASSCODE A/S
We asked Adlex to produce new hosting T&Cs for our company. Adam was friendly, helpful and polite. The speed, quality and turnaround of the documents was top notch. The service we received was second to none and I'd definitely recommend Adlex to anybody in need of terms and conditions for their web hosting company.
Jeffrey Mattingley, Managing Director, JustHostMe Limited
We contacted a number of law firms to help with contract wording for our web development services, but we chose Adlex because of the firm’s specific experience in internet law, and because Adam seemed to engage with our request immediately. Throughout the process he has been very responsive and communicative, and had no trouble translating our ways of doing business into a comprehensive contract. We would be happy to use Adlex again and recommend them to others.
Katie Theisinger, Client Services, Freshleaf Media
I was a victim of a domain name hijacking case. One of my best ever business decisions was to instruct Adlex and they acted swiftly and professionally. They managed to secure the return of my business domain names. I am so grateful to Adam and his team and in my view he is leading lawyer in the field of domain and IT law. Adlex acted with honesty and integrity and I would have no hesitation to recommend them to clients and fellow professionals.
I was very pleased with the service from Adlex in dealing with our internet / website copyright issue. Adlex were very good at listening to my layman's language and translating it into an effective legal context and response, which achieved the result our company wanted.
I contacted Adlex after finding them on the internet when I searched for 'internet lawyers'. There was an anonymous, derogatory blog that had been posted on the internet about my company that we needed to be removed and the site hosting the post would not respond to my emails. Following a couple of very strong and fact-based letters, referring to previous internet defamation cases, the website promptly removed the post from the internet. I would not hesitate to use Adlex solicitors again. A big thank you to Adam and Sarah.
We had contacted Adlex in April 2012 and were impressed immediately with their empathy and understanding of our internet legal issue. Throughout the whole process, the service we received was first class and the advice in our opinion was second to none. I would be very happy to recommend them and would have no hesitation with instructing them again should the need arise.
Glenn Doyle, Managing Director, Anglo Office Group Ltd
Adlex Solicitors handled the reclaiming of our domain names very smoothly and this saved me a lot of time and trouble. The service we received was very professional and in accordance with the strict time scale in which we wanted this completed. I would wholeheartedly recommend this company to anybody who has a domain name / internet issue. A job very well done, a thorough knowledge of the industry and the right team.
Beate Perry, Managing Director, Top Attractions Ltd
How Adlex Solicitors can help you...
For a free initial chat and more information call Adam Taylor of Adlex Solicitors on +44 (0) 207 317 8404 or email.