Information technology

Whether you are a government department embarking on a major IT transformation programme or a software start-up about to sign a critical distribution deal, we can help.

We are one of the UK’s leading IT practices, trusted by multinationals and high profile public sector clients to handle all of their IT work. We know the issues likely to arise during IT contract negotiations and resolve them robustly and collaboratively.

We’ll guide you through the full range of IT contracting and legal issues, such as:

  • Major projects: IT outsourcing, frameworks and application development 
  • IT contracts: Software licences, re-seller arrangements and hosting 
  • Online and the cloud: Website terms, privacy policies, software as a service terms, compliance with laws on e-commerce, distance selling and electronic communication

Our lawyers

Our national team of specialist IT lawyers are actively involved in techUK, and keep up to date with the latest developments in IT contracting.

Our experience

We provide end-to-end advice on a wide range of IT projects, with our recent work including:

  • Advising leading technology businesses, from chip designers through to software skunkworks, on their key development and licensing contracts.
  • Acting for central government on high profile IT projects, including major IT outsourcing and policy-driven initiatives.
  • Advising independent gaming companies on international licensing transactions and media franchises.
  • Working with educational institutions, including some of the UK’s most well-respected universities, on their campus IT systems.
  • Working on major IT projects in the healthcare sector. We have substantial experience on hospital IT projects and provide advice on wellness applications and wearables.
  • Acting for national not-for-profit organisations on their IT projects, transforming ways of working and developing new revenue streams.
  • Working on IT outsourcing and software projects across the automotive sector, including advising on driverless cars.
  • Advising on data driven IT applications, with significant expertise on information sharing arrangements and privacy issues underpinning IT solutions.
  • Advising organisations on their online payment arrangements.
  • Advising on the legal issues with Blockchain.

Our clients

  • Arm
  • AURES Technologies
  • Redgate
  • De Montfort University
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Maritime and Coastguard Agency
  • British Council
  • University College London Hospitals

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