Our IT team has been described as a “team whose strength lies in its knowledge of the industry”.
We take real pride in this statement. We have worked hard to build up our knowledge. We aim to deliver the practical, commercial advice our clients in the information technology and computer technology sectors demand.
And we work even harder to continue to grow our understanding. We regularly present on and write about the legal aspects of IT and attend industry events so we are always up to date with the latest thinking in the world’s fastest moving industry.
We advise on software development agreements, service level agreements, project management as well as more specific advice on the legal aspects of the Internet.
Today innovation plays an increasingly crucial part in assuring business growth and driving businesses towards commercial success.
However, you need to ensure your ideas are protected and that such protection is in line with your business requirements. This is where our experienced intellectual property specialists can help.
Our IP team will work alongside you to create the practical and commercial solutions you will need to exploit your IP so that it delivers the best possible financial return.
We can help you form an effective IP strategy. We will then work with you to make sure you have the correct IP rights in place to support that strategy. We can then also provide more specialist advice on collaboration, R&D and licensing agreements.
It has often been said that one of the greatest assets of a business is its staff. We agree entirely which is why we complement our corporate, commercial and IP/IT experience with advice on employment law.
Our employment team are here to make sure you manage your staff in the most effective way so that your business can continue to thrive and run as smoothly and efficiently as possible.
While we always want to concentrate on the positive aspects of HR – putting the right policies, incentives and benefits in place – we accept that will not always be the case. Our team has extensive expertise in managing difficult situations involving sickness or performance management, discrimination, unauthorised absence, executive severance and settlement agreements or whistleblowing.
As we work very closely with our corporate colleagues we also offer a wealth of experience in transferring staff under TUPE and in restructuring and redundancies.