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Daniel Hedley



Daniel is a specialist IT lawyer, and worked in technical and service delivery roles in the IT industry for a number of years before retraining as a lawyer.  He focuses in particular on software licensing and development, IT service contracts, outsourcing and cloud services.  He also advises on open source compliance, data protection, software IP issues and the IT aspects of M&A and IPO transactions.  He regularly acts for both established corporates and early-stage and fast growth businesses.

Recent highlights

  •  Advising a major international law firm on the relocation of its main European data centre
  • Advising a national healthcare provider on its procurement of a new patient record management system
  • Advising a financial trading platform software vendor on various deals with major financial institutions
  • Advising a leading leisure and financial services group on various cloud procurement and software development projects.

Market View

"He really adds a lot of value because he understands the technicalities of IT contracts." – Chambers & Partners, 2018

"He has an awful lot of experience and his experience while we were negotiating proved really invaluable," while another adds: "He's an excellent lawyer – he's very approachable and very responsive." - Chambers & Partners 2017

Daniel "combines technical expertise with commercial sense" - Legal 500 2016

Client feedback describes Daniel as “approachable, knowledgeable and available”, “able to make sound commercial judgments rather than picking on every point” and “a pragmatic yet credible lawyer”.

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