Information Technology Lawyers

IT law is every bit as complex as IT itself. Our lawyers have the specialist knowledge and expertise your business needs to handle this complexity. We advise businesses on the full range of IT legal topics, with a deep understanding of the commercial and technological issues that underpin them.

Information technology affects every modern business and so do the related legal issues. It’s vital to get both right to succeed. As businesses in every sector capitalise on emerging technologies, it’s more important than ever to get the right support to manage risk and seize those opportunities.

From navigating complicated licensing terms or rescuing a project that’s run into difficulties, we can help. And we’ll do it all while guiding your through the ever-changing legal and regulatory landscape.

Our IT lawyers don’t just have the right legal know-how. We understand the technology and speak the language of the project teams, developers and engineers. You’ll always get practical, workable advice that’s sensitive to drivers such as budget, time constraints and business need.

We know what it’s like on the ground for stretched in-house legal teams managing IT projects alongside all their other matters. We offer the expertise and resources to protect your business’ interests and deliver projects and close deals on time and on budget.

Many businesses also find themselves negotiating these deals with larger and better-resourced partners. We’ll be in your corner to protect your rights and help you get what you want out of contracts and agreements.

Contact our information technology lawyers to learn more about how we can help your business.

What Services Do We Offer?

Our wide range of experience gives us a good understanding of market norms and enables us to suggest creative approaches to unlock difficult problems.  We’re well-placed to advise on almost any IT deal or issue that you’re facing, including:

We advise both IT vendors and their customers across all major industry sectors, with a particular focus on legal and financial service providers and digital media businesses. We know from experience that IT needs vary greatly across different industries - you’ll always benefit from sector-specific advice tailored to your situation.

International elements often add extra complexity for IT projects, particularly if you’re moving data across borders. As members of First Law International, we have access to trusted legal partners in every major jurisdiction so you get the expert support you need, wherever you need it.

Find out more about what we can do for you – contact us today

Case Study - Intercity

Intercity is a large IT services business specialising in communications, managed services, and cloud security, with over 2500 customers from SME to enterprise level.

We've worked with Intercity for over a decade, advising across employment, commercial, and contract law. Most recently, we've helped them manage TUPE regulations as part of a big new deal.

Charlie, Group Managing Director, now considers us as an extended part of the team, one that shares Intercity's values and cares about their success.

Read Charlie's full story

“They make you feel more assured, more confident. They know we’re a business that’s growing, that’s fast-moving, and they move with the times. We trust them.”

Charlie Blackmore, Group Managing Director

In Focus

Supporting IT in the Enterprise

Successfully managing a business’ technology estate takes specialist expertise and can be a daunting task for in-house legal teams.

Get the full detail about how our IT lawyers can add value at every stage of an enterprise-level IT project.

Read Supporting IT In The Enterprise

Recent Work

Global law firm

Advised on its project to implement a cloud-based document management system

Lhasa Limited

Drafting standard form documentation and advised on international licence arrangements for this leading global supplier of knowledge based software and associated databases for use in metabolism, toxicology, and related sciences

Mabanaft Limited

Advising one of the premier independent fuel wholesalers in the UK in relation to the drafting of documentation relating to development of an online fuel quotation and ordering service, including the development of software and the licensing of data feeds

Major print and digital publisher

Advised on a deal for a new unified CRM system and a new AI-based brand safety solution

Myscience.co Limited

Advising on contractual arrangements and the procurement of a virtual learning environment including hardware, software, development work, configuration services, training, support, maintenance and data migration

Regain Polymers

Advising one of the UK's leading plastic recycling companies on the procurement of a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, management reporting system and contractual terms

Silverlink Software

Advising the developers of one of the UK’s leading Patient Administration Systems for the NHS, on contractual arrangements including distribution agreements and associated services provision to distributors and end users

UK subsidiary of a US multinational

Advising on 3 key software procurements involving complex IT service provisions

Household name retailer

Advised on a deal for the design and manufacture of warehouse automation systems

City property management company

Advised on implementation of smart building technology

Mainframe/core computing

Advised a new entrant to the market on a range of licensing and migration projects with telecoms providers, financial institutions, insurers and global retailers

Start-up commodity trading platform

Advised on contractual agreements for the use of its platform and data, and negotiated deals with a range of commodity trading desks in financial institutions

Testimonials & Feedback

"Handles complex IT matters for clients across a broad range of industries, including retail. Adept at contentious as well as commercial IT instructions, and has particular expertise across the whole spectrum of data protection issues."

Chambers & Partners, 2022

"Irwin Mitchell has a stellar list of clients from the legal, media and health sectors which it assists with the procurement and integration of IT services. The firm is also well-versed in data protection, most particularly in relation to AdTech and device fingerprinting."

Legal 500, 2022

We Work Nationally

We have offices in major cities throughout the UK and our lawyers can arrange to visit you or your business in person if necessary. We also have international capability, with global links to other legal specialists.

See our latest coronavirus updates before visiting our offices

Awards & Accreditations

We’re proud of the recognition we’ve received for our business legal work. For a list of awards and accreditations, please visit our awards page.

Business News

Our lawyers are regularly asked to provide expert insight, advice and analysis for the national media. Take a look at the stories below to see what we’re saying, as well as some of the recent deals we have completed for our clients here in the UK and abroad.