What We Do
Our information technology lawyers act on behalf of a broad mix of private and public sector clients, finding commercially-workable solutions to their IT issues.
Whether you are a supplier or user of an IT service or product, our specialist team can help you with all aspects of law – including contract work and litigation.
Our IT team has considerable experience advising businesses how to contract effectively with consumers. Joanne Bone, our lead IT partner, sits on the Law Society reference group looking at law reform in this area.
We advise on all aspects of technology procurement, contracts and disputes, including:
- Software licensing
- Software as a Service (SaaS)
- Bespoke development
- Cloud arrangements
- System procurements
- Managed services contracts
- Broadband agreements
- ISP agreements
- Transitional services arrangements
- Service level agreements
- Outsourcing (both technology and Business Process Outsourcing)
- Disputes regarding IT issues, competition and intellectual property
- Breakdown of relationships in the supply chain
Specialists In E-commerce And Data Protection
Regulation surrounding data protection and E-commerce is rapidly increasing. We offer experienced advice and support to businesses trading online, or managing data (our data protection lawyers have particular expertise in helping businesses to export data offshore, in accordance with the law).
Our E-commerce Services Include:
- Advising/drafting online terms and conditions
- Compliance with legislation such as the E-commerce Directive and Distance Selling Regulations
- Website development agreements
- Payment mechanisms
- Advising on and drafting privacy policies
How Our IT Lawyers Can Help
Our dedicated team of IT specialists are adept at translating your requirements into enforceable contracts, helping you to manage the execution of those contracts and the associated services throughout their lifecycle, and taking action to enforce your rights where necessary.
As specialists in this area we can draft standard contracts that you can administer but which are flexible enough to accommodate the particular terms of a deal. We can also draft and negotiate bespoke contracts for projects too complex to fit a standard document.
Our team takes a collaborative approach and will provide in house teams with as little or as much support as is needed. All team members are technologically-savvy and are happy to work electronically wherever possible.
Working regularly for both suppliers and users gives us the knowledge to spot what’s important, as well as what the other side will realistically be prepared to negotiate on. We don’t argue for the sake of it, on technicalities that don’t matter.
Our team prides itself on the quick and accurate turnaround of work – particularly contracts. We agree fees at the outset, and look to fix costs for each particular stage of work, so you know exactly what you’re paying for.