Information Technology Lawyers

IT law is every bit as complex as IT itself. Our lawyers have the specialist knowledge and expertise your business needs to handle this complexity. We advise businesses on the full range of IT legal topics, with a deep understanding of the commercial and technological issues that underpin them.

Information technology affects every modern business and so do the related legal issues. It’s vital to get both right to succeed. As businesses in every sector capitalise on emerging technologies, it’s more important than ever to get the right support to manage risk and seize those opportunities.

From navigating complicated licensing terms or rescuing a project that’s run into difficulties, we can help. And we’ll do it all while guiding your through the ever-changing legal and regulatory landscape.

Our IT lawyers don’t just have the right legal know-how. We understand the technology and speak the language of the project teams, developers and engineers. You’ll always get practical, workable advice that’s sensitive to drivers such as budget, time constraints and business need.

We know what it’s like on the ground for stretched in-house legal teams managing IT projects alongside all their other matters. We offer the expertise and resources to protect your business’ interests and deliver projects and close deals on time and on budget.

Many businesses also find themselves negotiating these deals with larger and better-resourced partners. We’ll be in your corner to protect your rights and help you get what you want out of contracts and agreements.

Contact our information technology lawyers to learn more about how we can help your business.

What Services Do We Offer?

Our wide range of experience gives us a good understanding of market norms and enables us to suggest creative approaches to unlock difficult problems.  We’re well-placed to advise on almost any IT deal or issue that you’re facing, including:

We advise both IT vendors and their customers across all major industry sectors, with a particular focus on legal and financial service providers and digital media businesses. We know from experience that IT needs vary greatly across different industries - you’ll always benefit from sector-specific advice tailored to your situation.

International elements often add extra complexity for IT projects, particularly if you’re moving data across borders. As members of First Law International, we have access to trusted legal partners in every major jurisdiction so you get the expert support you need, wherever you need it. 

Contact Us

Whichever sector you belong in, our specialist information technology lawyers can give you sector specific advice tailored to your needs. Give our friendly team a call on 0808 291 4962 or get in touch online.

Irwin Mitchell's Cyber Security Lead recognised with global award

Our Chief Information Security Officer, Graham Thomson, won the HotTopics Global CISO 100 2023 Award, in partnership with CrowdStrike.

The award was for Graham's significant contribution to cybersecurity, particularly his creation of a company-wide security strategy that effectively mitigates risk and maximises business performance.

Read the full story.

"I am truly honoured to receive this Global CISO 100 Award. This incredible recognition is a testament to the unwavering collaborative efforts of our entire team at Irwin Mitchell. It is their dedication and commitment that allows us to implement robust security measures and stay ahead in the ever-evolving landscape of cybersecurity."

Graham Thomson, Chief Information Security Officer at Irwin Mitchell

In Focus

Supporting IT in the Enterprise

Successfully managing a business’ technology estate takes specialist expertise and can be a daunting task for in-house legal teams.

Get the full detail about how our IT lawyers can add value at every stage of an enterprise-level IT project.

Read Supporting IT In The Enterprise

Recent Work

Global law firm

Advised on its project to implement a cloud-based document management system

Major print and digital publisher

Advised on a deal for a new unified CRM system and a new AI-based brand safety solution

Household name retailer

Advised on a deal for the design and manufacture of warehouse automation systems

City property management company

Advised on implementation of smart building technology

Mainframe/core computing

Advised a new entrant to the market on a range of licensing and migration projects with telecoms providers, financial institutions, insurers and global retailers

Start-up commodity trading platform

Advised on contractual agreements for the use of its platform and data, and negotiated deals with a range of commodity trading desks in financial institutions

Testimonials & Feedback

Chambers top ranked 2024 logo

"Handles complex IT matters for clients across a broad range of industries, including retail. Adept at contentious as well as commercial IT instructions, and has particular expertise across the whole spectrum of data protection issues."

Chambers & Partners, 2024
Legal 500 - 2024 Leading Firm

"Irwin Mitchell has a stellar list of clients from the legal, media and health sectors which it assists with the procurement and integration of IT services. The firm is also well-versed in data protection, most particularly in relation to AdTech and device fingerprinting."

Legal 500, 2024

Find one of our solicitors near you

We have offices in major cities throughout the UK and our lawyers can arrange to visit you or your business in person if necessary. We also have international capability, with global links to other legal specialists.

Awards & Accreditations

We’re proud of the recognition we’ve received for our business legal work. For a list of awards and accreditations, please visit our awards page.

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Legal 500 - 2024 Leading Firm
Legal 500 - 2024 Top Tier

Business News

Our lawyers are regularly asked to provide expert insight, advice and analysis for the national media. Take a look at the stories below to see what we’re saying, as well as some of the recent deals we have completed for our clients here in the UK and abroad.