Steve Kuncewicz

Council member for Manchester, Salford, Stockport and District

Date elected to councilJul 2013

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Steve Kuncewicz is a partner in the commercial advisory team at Berrymans Lace Mawer LLP (BLM). He leads the firm's creative, digital and marketing sector group, specialising in intellectual property, media, data protection and marketing issues.

After training with Cobbetts, Steve spent time at Halliwells and as the head of legal at Boohoo.com before returning to private practice.

He joined Slater & Gordon and, after four years as head of IP and media, moved with the commercial advisory team to BLM.

Steve is a leading expert in legal issues involving social media and his books Legal Issues of Corporate Communication and In the Online World were published in June 2010 and July 2011 respectively.

He has also contributed the ‘Media’ chapter to Bloomsbury Professional’s Doing Business After Brexit, published in September 2017.

Steve is a regular commentator on legal issues in the media including BBC Breakfast, Radio 4 and 5 Live, Al-Jazeera, France 24, and the Financial Times.

Steve is also a member of the Council of Manchester Law Society.

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Area of practice

Commercial litigation; company and commercial; defamation; information technology; intellectual property; media, entertainment and sport

Groups/boards served on

Policy and Regulatory Affairs committee member; Technology and Law Reference Group member

Languages spoken

English, French and German