Technology & Communications

The Technology and Communications sector is evolving rapidly. New technologies and developments provide fresh opportunities for businesses almost daily – but the speed and complexity of these changes means the legal landscape is having to adapt rapidly with it.

Expert legal support is crucial to make sure your business has the potential to be what you want it to be. Our technology lawyers work with innovative technology-led businesses nationally to give management teams peace of mind and strategic guidance, helping them save money and focus on growth. We do this by addressing and – crucially – anticipating the key legal issues that impact on businesses in this sector.

We have the industry insight to advise across a range of key areas, including:

  • Growth and funding
  • Commercial issues and intellectual property
  • Data Protection (including new GDPR requirements)
  • Employment & HR issues
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Technology disputes
  • Enterprise IT.

Our team of expert technology lawyers have spent many years working with companies across this diverse sector which also includes members who have worked in-house for IT firms or in technology roles themselves before making the move into law. We have the technical expertise to understand the needs of your business and the ability to translate this into practical, commercially-focused advice.

Whether you are an entrepreneur with a new business or a board member of a long-established enterprise business, we have the expertise to help you. We work nationally with a diverse range of clients.

Contact Us

Our specialist lawyers provide a full range of legal services for the technology and communication sector. 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 recognises Graham's significant contribution to the field of 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

UK Powerhouse

The Impacts of Brexit on UK Exporting Businesses

Our latest UK Powerhouse report explores how the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) affects British businesses which export services and export to the EU. It also includes legal insights from our lawyers and legal professionals in Northern Ireland and Scotland.

Read the UK Powerhouse Report

Recent Work

Engage ESM

Advised the IT consultancy on its sale to Atos SE, a leader in digital transformation with 100,000 employees in 72 countries

FMP Global

Advised the management team on the buyout of this payroll & HR services company from Bond International Plc backed by Tenzing Private Equity

Open Objects

Advised the UK public sector software specialist on its multi-million pound sale to the AIM-listed IDOX plc

TribePad Ltd

Advised the management of this recruitment software developer on acquiring the entire issued share capital of Talent on View Limited, a talent acquisition software specialist


Acting for the shareholders this eCommerce consultancy on its sale to French-headquartered SQLI

Borrow A Boat

Advised 'the Airbnb for boats' on fundraising £1.5m through crowdfunding, venture capital, and a number of angel investors Limited

Acting on the sale of the business and assets of this childcare search site to Yoopies SAS


Advised this corporate broker on a £7 million placing and a £1 million open offer of new shares for K3 Business Technology Group plc, the Manchester-based AIM computer software and consultancy business


Advised on a share placing for Nasstar, the AIM quoted host managed and cloud computing services provider

Peel Hunt

Advised this corporate broker on a £3.1 million placing and open offer of new shares for Proxama plc, the AIM mobile proximity marketing business

Peel Hunt

Advised on a £2 million AIM accelerated book built placing for Proxama, the proximity marketing and payment solutions provider.

Testimonials & Client Feedback

We truly value the feedback we receive from both our clients and legal accreditation societies, such as The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

"The team that I have worked with have excellent knowledge and ask the right and difficult questions to the internal team and to the lawyers on the other side."

Legal 500, 2020

"They go the extra mile to ensure matters are completed on time and to budget."

Legal 500, 2020

“You have done sterling work on our behalf for which we thank you. I am already recommending you should anyone be in need of your services.”

MD of regional property agent

Awards & Accreditation

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.

Chambers top ranked 2024 logo
Legal 500 - 2024 Leading Firm
Legal 500 - 2024 Top Tier

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.