Working with both vendors and purchasers, our experts quickly identify and resolve the big issues, spot the traps and concentrate on what really matters.
We provide responsive and thorough advice to help our clients achieve the results they are looking for.
Working with our IT team has been described by clients as a "seamless and valuable experience".
Clients including Airwave, Arcadia Group, Capgemini, CGI, Elexon, Euroclear, GlaxoSmithKline, Identitas, London Borough of Croydon, Mobile Broadband Network Limited (a joint venture between EE Limited and H3G), Motability, Universal Music and Sigma Group, have chosen our team for the following reasons:
- A big team with experience - 12 partners and 18 fee earners familiar with deals of any size or complexity
- Sector knowledge - our in-depth knowledge of the IT industry and specialist sector expertise extends across financial services, pharmaceuticals, local and central government, retail and airlines, giving us the edge
- Innovation - we help clients to find innovative ways of contracting to achieve their business aims
Our advice covers everything from cloud computing, e-commerce and on-line business, data protection and privacy, freedom of information, to outsourcing, software development and licensing and systems implementation and integration.
If a project goes wrong, our clients can call upon our specialist IT dispute resolution team who will find a solution.
We keep clients aware of the very latest IT developments and underlying legal and regulatory framework and have close involvement with organisations such as Intellect and the Society for Computers and Law.
- Cloud computing
- Data protection and Freedom of Information
- e-commerce and on-line business
- Software development and licensing
- Systems Implementation and Integration
A team of "creative thinkers" who "demonstrate meticulous attention to detail". Sally Mewies, who heads the team, is "very client focused and tenacious on complex contractual matters" (Legal 500).
"Realistic and commercially minded. They understand what we want as a business." Steria
Business critical projects
We regularly advise on business critical projects. For example, we advised Marks & Spencer on a project to create a multi-channel platform e-commerce business for a new website for marksandspencer.com.
Retail IT specialists
We have advised many retail clients including:
Arcadia Group, Bracknell Regeneration Partnership, Coliseum Shopping Park, Home Retail Group, Intu, Leon, Marks & Spencer, McDonald's Restaurants, SuperGroup, The Manchester Arena and The Shard have all turned to our IT experts for advice on projects related to online platforms, IT systems for CCTV and other security systems, payment card systems (including the FCA regulatory aspects), shopping centre telecommunications systems, and retail management systems.
Fire power in financial services
We have a long track record of advising banks, insurers and wealth management companies on technology sourcing and outsourcing projects. We have recently advised a major wealth management client on the largest technology refresh project in its business's history.
Public sector gurus
Our public sector specialists, led by Sarah Sasse, have worked with many authorities on major projects. Sarah and her team were instrumental in drafting the latest version of the model public sector IT services contract promoted by the Cabinet Office.
Big in airlines
Our airlines team, led by Richard Smith, has advised clients including Garuda Indonesia, Malaysia Airlines, Norwegian Air Shuttle and Olympic Airlines, on new passenger reservations systems projects. Our team knows this sector backwards.
We helped SABMiller, one of the world's leading brewers, to produce a simple template global framework agreement for use with its chosen integration partners in relation to the roll-out of a global ERP solution. Our innovative thinking and experience of multiple bidder procurements enabled SABMiller to achieve a contract in a short period of time on good terms.