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Digital and tech

Complex and constantly evolving, the digital and technology sector is an exciting area for businesses but also one of the most challenging.

At Ward Hadaway, we’re here to help and our team of specialists has decades of collective experience advising on new, emerging and disruptive technology.

Our clients are working at the cutting edge of their industries and rely on our legal expertise to navigate them through often unchartered territories.

With a wealth of knowledge on how the law affects the sector, the team also understands how to tackle its challenges and focus on protecting and unlocking the value in your company.

We pride ourselves on getting to grips with your business needs and providing clear, pragmatic and creative advice that ensures your commercial ambitions and growth plans are met.

Many of our clients work on a cross-border basis and we draw upon the experience of the Geneva Group International (GGI) network and our partner firms to provide seamless access to international advice and expertise.

For clear and focussed advice from our technology experts, talk to us today.

Work we have done

Dispute Resolution and Litigation
  • Acting for a Dutch-based IT service provider on claims arising following a pilot study prior to a company-wide roll-out by a multi-national food producer
  • Advising a major provider of outsourcing services regarding termination and step-in rights in connection with a major government agency
  • Acting for a NHS Trust in assessing the cause of delay and a major cost overrun on a key patient administration system and implementing an exit strategy
  • Acting for an IT service provider in defending claims following a major data breach and resulting ICO investigation
  • Acting for a software supplier in a claim for copyright infringement arising from the alteration of file structures to assist data migration from a legacy system
  • Acting for a supplier of website services in defending claims by an on-line retailer following termination of a project to build a new site
  • Acting for an NHS Trust in relation to alleged breach of Licence claims and threatened termination of key IT services
  • Acting for an IT service provider to a London law firm and defending claims following a hack and a resulting claim by a property client to recover a significant loss

Contact a specialist

Matthew Cormack

Partner | Commercial

+44 (0) 330 137 3412

+44 (0)773 846 2586

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Bill Goodwin

Partner & Chartered Trade Mark Attorney| Head of IP/IT

+44 (0) 330 137 3440

+44 (0)789 448 0152

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Alex Shiel

Partner | IP/IT

+44 (0) 330 137 3438

+44 (0)772 535 3036

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Richard Butts

Partner | Corporate

+44 (0) 330 137 3607

+44 (0)780 398 7419

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What people say

  • The quality of advice is very high. On top of that, they are very responsive and propose approaches that provide the best value for Inflo.

    Finance and Compliance Director, Software Company
  • The quality of work and ability to meet tight, often unreasonable, deadlines is very impressive.

    Head of Legal, World leading telecommunications business
  • Always reassuring, and able to find the balance between being firm and fair, and prioritising the best interests of Forfusion.

    CEO, IT Consultants
  • Their technical strength is what sets them apart from the others, and they're very human and easy to get on with.

    Client quote, Chambers & Partners
  • [Ward Hadaway] provides key advice for IT and telecoms clients from the private and public sectors, ranging from IT suppliers and developers to international companies in Germany and the UK, across a number of jurisdictions.

    Chambers & Partners
  • High quality advice to suppliers and customers in the private and public sectors. Also noted for expertise in data privacy law and its commercial implications.

    Chambers & Partners
  • Strong on brand protection and exploitation issues. Well versed in the full range of trade mark issues, with particular emphasis on defending clients in opposition proceedings.

    Chambers & Partners
  • Clients of Ward Hadaway assert that the team ‘delivers excellent response times and is technically savvy with appropriate commerciality built in’.

    Legal 500
  • Extremely professional, timely, business-focused and courteous

    Gosia Grant-Lipinksa, General Counsel and Company Secretary, Sharp Electronics (UK) Limited

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