Our technology team covers the full range of advisory and transactional work, from day-to-day commercial advice, such as software licensing and channel arrangements, through to negotiating major systems procurement, systems integration and outsourcing transactions.

We act for technology suppliers and technology users, ranging from entrepreneurs to multinationals and public sector organisations. Our technology lawyers advise on every aspect of the contracting process as well as providing specialist advice on technology-specific fields such as data protection, freedom of information and e-business. We also provide support on corporate transactions and projects.

Our experience includes drafting, reviewing and negotiating agreements relating to:

  • IT services and consultancy
  • Software development, licensing and application service provision
  • Procurement of hardware and network communications infrastructure
  • Maintenance of hardware, software, source code and escrow arrangements
  • Systems procurement and integration
  • Managed services arrangements
  • Outsourcing transactions including desk top and data centres
  • Managed communications for voice and data wide area networks
  • Teaming agreements and strategic alliances
  • Reseller and distribution arrangements

If you have any questions or queries please call Alan on +44 (0)20 3036 7309 or email

Clients find that the IT group at Fladgate provides “outstanding commercial advice”, and that the lawyers’ “wealth of experience has paid dividends”.

Chambers UK
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The team acts for buyers and suppliers of IT services, and handles the full range of related contract, commercial and transactional work. Key areas of expertise include cloud computing and data protection.

Chambers UK

Fladgate LLP acts for clients such as CryptoCard and Sovereign Business Integration in IT transactions, providing “good, pragmatic advice at a competitive price”.

Legal 500

The technology team at this firm “is always available and will always come back quickly with a response”. It is also praised for “really understanding the fundamentals of the IT industry”.

Chambers UK

  • Founders of an online football organisation platform – various issues relating to development, design and rollout.
  • Leading independent research and wealth management company – financial market data supply and re-supply agreements including service level issues.
  • Major German provider of technology, services and solutions – sales terms and conditions and advice on limiting its warranty exposure to open source software.
  • Leading provider of “software as a service” to the hospitality sector – various client contracts.
  • UK–based software and solution provider to the manufacturing, distribution, maintenance and service sectors – negotiations with a leading aircraft maintenance organisation.
  • Leading provider of personal health care technology – proposed strategic collaboration with a microchip producer to develop technology in the personal healthcare sector.
  • Leading Indian software service provider – £multimillion outsourcing deal.
  • Leading provider of integrated point of sale, mobile and signage solutions – standard terms and conditions and associated escalation procedures.
  • Leading data solution consultancy – we advised a consultancy which provides a wide range of data led solutions including database building, data cleansing and enhancement and integrated marketing database solutions to clients in a range of sectors.
  • Hotel auction website – acquisition of IP, development, support and customer–facing matters.
  • FCA–regulated client – preparation of an online trading platform.