European law firm Fieldfisher has been appointed as the principal provider of legal services to PhonepayPlus.
PhonepayPlus, the UK's independent regulator of premium rate telephone services, has selected Fieldfisher following a competitive tender process. Fieldfisher will advise on enforcement matters, policy development and initiatives, PhonepayPlus tribunals and where required litigation, regulatory compliance and general commercial law.
The Fieldfisher team will be led by Sarah Ellson, partner and head of the firm's Public and Regulatory group. Sarah said: "PhonepayPlus plays a crucial role in ensuring that premium rate services can be confidently used by consumers, working closely with providers to ensure the market is healthy and innovative and consumers are protected. In a fast-paced digital landscape their role is essential – we are of course delighted that they've chosen Fieldfisher as principal legal provider and are looking forward to helping them achieve their vision for the market."
Sarah was supported in the pitch by Nick Pimlott, an experienced telecoms lawyer and partner in the firm's Competition and EU Regulatory team and David Northfield, senior associate in the Public Regulatory group.
Fieldfisher is well known as a leading firm for public sector work, working with both public bodies and commercial organisations working within regulated markets. The firm advises clients on policy, powers, governance and statutory interpretation, bringing and defending legal challenges (including judicial reviews) and conducting – or assisting with – public inquiries and regulatory investigations.
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