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Whether you are a supplier or customer, we can help you identify potential problems and find the best way of overcoming them.

We are nationally recognised for the quality of our advice and sector understanding and can assist your business with your IT requirements. A number of our lawyers have spent much of their careers in the IT sector so we are able to offer pragmatic, cost-effective solutions for any project.

We have experience advising clients such as yourself on software, hardware, maintenance and support contracts, escrow, cloud solutions and NFC (near field communication) agreements. We also work closely with a number of organisations on prepayment, smart meter and online payment and processing systems.

Patents & Intellectual Property

We focus on providing practical solutions for technology companies, helping you to exploit your strengths and turn IP threats into opportunities. We are qualified to act internationally, with particular expertise in the UK and Europe, and have technical specialists in patent, trade mark and registered design law and practice.

FinTech

We advise businesses providing or adopting disruptive financial products. Our clients include traditional banks, challenger banks, financial institutions, venture capital funds, start-ups and emerging growth companies. We help business' to ensure technological innovation can continue effectively within the financial regulatory landscape.

Hardware and IOT

Internet of Things, by its nature, spans all industries, sectors and both consumers and businesses. Ashfords team brings together experts from technology, retail, data protection, IP, media and commercial law to ensure our advice can address the range of considerations applicable to Hardware and IoT.

AI and autonomous systems

Our Technology Team provides advice on the entire sourcing cycle, providing pragmatic advice from the early stages of deciding how to structure a transaction, the strategy for purchasing within an existing IT estate or structuring a commercial model, right through to contract negotiations, implementation and post contractual changes.

Data Protection, Privacy and Cyber Security

We offer end-to-end data protection, privacy and cyber security advice for UK-based and international technology clients, including GDPR and DPA 2018 compliance, e-marketing and cookie compliance, data breach management and cybersecurity law.

IT contracts and outsourcing/Saas

Our technology team provides advice on the entire sourcing cycle, providing pragmatic advice from the early stages of deciding how to structure a transaction, the strategy for purchasing within an existing IT estate or structuring a commercial model, right through to contract negotiations, implementation and post contractual changes.

Digital Media, Adtech

We advise clients in the technology and creative industries on a raft of legal issues affecting the digital advertising ecosystem and digital media such as adtech agreements, monetisation of digital content, website and app development, SEO, digital marketing and social media.

They have people who understand our particular market, and particularly the software side, so rather than just generic legal advice it's tailored and specific to the people we work with every day.

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