Dominic HarrisonHead Lawyer, Programme Compliance at Channel 4
Before moving to London to work at Channel 4’s award winning Legal and Compliance Department in 2006, Dominic was a partner in the top rated litigation department in Scotland.
Dominic has advised on a diverse range of programmes and films across all genres including many Dispatches and Unreported Worlds, 24 Hours in Custody, the Sri Lanka Killing Fields series, Alternative Election Nights, The BAFTA winning documentaries The Murder Trial and The Paedophile Hunter, and dramas including Coalition, Cyberbully, The Iron Lady and Brexit : The Uncivil War.
The role played by and the expertise of lawyers in the Legal and Compliance Department is crucial to assisting Channel 4 in producing innovative, challenging and yet defensible programmes. They are brought in to advise creatively at the early stages of projects across every department and genre and have evolved a way of working with editors and programme makers designed to push the boundaries, achieve the Channel’s creative imperatives and not leave the Corporation vulnerable to successful regulatory or legal challenge. The department’s reputation as enablers means they are trusted by programme makers, editors and across the industry.