IT Law

For clients large and small I provide quality legal advice on a range of areas under the general description of “tech law” – but it is not just for providing quality advice that I was rated in the independent Chamber Guide to the Legal Profession as a “Leader in their Field” when I set up in business. I aim at all times to understand what my clients want – quality advice and service of course, but legal services focused on achieving what my clients want.

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I can help you in a number of areas to do with Technology Law:

COMMERCIAL WORK

Not just giving you a set of terms and conditions, but helping you put together a deal. I work on the basis of close cooperation with my clients’ commercial function – the most important aim is to achieve for my clients what it is they want to achieve. For example:

  • Acting for a major international supplier by working with their commercial team to produce updated documentation for a multi-million pound international outsourcing to reflect the customer’s sell-off of more than 50% of its business
  • Acting for medium-sized offshoring company in constructing a deal for the supply of a major new CRM system for a health authority
  • Acting for a major IT services supplier in negotiating a major revision to a five-year quarter of a billion pound procurement contract
  • Acting for a large Government department in drafting terms for the procurement of a large IT system to run its front- and back-office systems for interfacing with the public
  • Acting for many smaller clients in putting together standard terms and conditions for use in their business and – just as important – advising on how they should be used
DISPUTE WORK

Using my experience in mediation and arbitration to think of a solution that is right for you and show you how to achieve it. This is fundamental in the IT industry, where so many contracts are long-term and relationship based – litigation is often the nuclear option, there but only to be used in last resort. Most clients want first of all to investigate and understand their various options before choosing to sue – that is where my experience and skillsets can really come into play. For example:

  • Acting for a major international supplier in pursuing a City of London financial organisation for breach of software license terms and copyright infringement
  • Acting for software supplier in dispute with customer concerning multiple allegations of non-compliance with specification
  • Acting for City of London financial institution in dispute concerning entitlements under a communications agreement
  • Acting for a prominent software licensor in pursuing major user organisations that were in breach of software licence terms
PRIVACY AND DATA PROTECTION

Helping you understand and and successfully negotiate the myriad of problems that come up with data protection and freedom of information

  • Advising charity on its duties under relevant data protection law and advising on how most efficiently to comply with relevant regulations
  • Advising trade body on data protection issues and reviewing their existing processes and advising on relevant improvements
  • Advising major international software vendor on its rights and responsibilities with regard to the Freedom of Information Act when tendering to the UK Government

As you can imagine, the GDPR has come up quite a lot recently, and I have advised many clients on their rights and responsibilities under the GDPR as well as drafting contractual provisions which steer a path through the new legal landscape.