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.
- 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.
"Daniel is excellent, and brings a good commercial sensibility to bear. He is considered and measured at all times and understands the legal risks we face... I have always been impressed by how commercial Daniel is." - Chambers & Partners, 2022 (Leading Individual - Band 3)
"Dan Hedley is exceptional. He is extremely competent in advising on and negotiating IT and ad tech contracts. This combined with his competency in advising on data protection issues makes him invaluable. He is also very pragmatic and able to get the deal done with very little instruction. Can’t recommend him highly enough." - Legal 500, 222
"He is very prompt, thorough and practical, and he gets our industry." – Chambers & Partners, 2021 (Leading Individual - band 3)
"Dan Hedley is really on top of his subject and is always a pleasure to work with as he understands the commercial imperatives I work under as an in-house lawyer. Can’t recommend highly enough." – Legal 500, 2021
"Daniel Hedley has a solid understanding of the subject matter and very good business acumen." – Chambers & Partners, 2020
"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”.