IT contracts


New technology can lift a business, while poor performing technology can hold it back. Technology in one form or another is an indispensable business tool. We all rely on email, social media and back office and mobile applications to keep business running. Our commercial team understand the challenges and risks that can arise when procuring software, hardware and IT services - whether related to new initiatives or to replace existing systems.

Our team are experienced in working for both providers and customers so we appreciate the commercial pressures on both sides and how that can impact on contractual negotiations and the sharing of legal risk.

We advise on full spectrum of technology agreements including app development, software licensing, software, hardware, infrastructure and platform 'as a service' and managed services agreements. We also draft website terms and conditions, cookie and privacy policies and consultancy arrangements.

Examples of our work includes reviewing supply arrangements, IT contracts and preparing terms and conditions for websites and e-mail disclaimers; negotiating and agreeing contractual provisions; advising on complex intellectual property  (including employee IP) and licensing; Contractual matters relating to the procurement and e-commerce issues including website terms and conditions and privacy policies.

In brief

  • Advising customers and suppliers of  technology
  • Advising on all data privacy and information law, and cybersecurity matters, as well as IT security and data breaches
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PPN 04/21: Applying Exclusions in Public Procurement, Managing Conflicts of Interest and Whistleblowing

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An employer cannot cure a fundamental breach once it has been committed

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Mutuality of obligation and worker status

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Dismissal for refusal to agree changes to the employment contract during the pandemic was unfair

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A breakdown of obligation burdens

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Legally brief: Commercial contracts: limitation and exclusion of liability clauses

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