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Technology shapes our future and has never been so crucial to the way we do business. All businesses, whether large or small, are increasingly reliant on IT services, applications, networks and infrastructure.

Our team specialise in IT and technology contracting, acting for both suppliers and customers across multiple industries. We are able to assist with the reviewing, advising, drafting and negotiating of contracts as well as advising on and securing the protection of intellectual property rights.

We also recognise that IT projects and contracts can be unpredictable and that difficulties may arise. Where necessary, our team will work with their dispute resolution colleagues to advise companies who find themselves involved in disagreements.

Here are a list of the types of agreements which we can assist with:-

  • Assignment of rights in software
  • Business continuity agreements
  • Confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements
  • Cookie policies
  • Heads of terms / Memorandum of understandings
  • Licence agreements
  • Maintenance and support agreements
  • Managed service agreements
  • Outsourcing agreements
  • Privacy policies
  • Reseller arrangements
  • Social media agreements / Influencer agreements
  • Software and hardware development agreements
  • Software licences Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure Agreements (IaaS)
  • Software VAR agreements
  • Systems integration agreements
  • Terms of business
  • Website hosting and development agreements
  • Website terms and conditions
  • Wi-Fi access terms and conditions

For any further advice on Technology please contact one of our team today to see how we can help.

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    Edwina Bones

    Associate — Corporate and Commercial

    Direct dial: 01202 205043

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    Edwina has returned to Laceys after working for Womble Bond Dickinson in Southampton and is an Associate within our Corporate and Commercial team. Edwina specialises in commercial contracts, intellectual property and charity law and has experience in drafting, negotiating and advising on a variety of agreements. Since qualifying in 2011, she has advised a range of businesses in various sectors. This includes a secondment working in-house for a well-known multi-national retailer.

    Edwina has been listed in the Legal 500 as having an “incredible knowledge and a drive to do things right’. She enjoys getting to know a client’s business in order that she can provide tailored, practical advice.

    Outside of work Edwina enjoys practising yoga, walking her energetic Labrador in the beautiful Dorset countryside and generally keeping active as well as spending quality time with her family and friends.

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    Charlotte Mitchell

    Associate — Corporate and Commercial

    Direct dial: 01202 205049

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    Charlotte Mitchell

    Charlotte is an associate in our Commercial team. Having gained experience working both in private practice and as an In-House Solicitor for a FTSE 100 Plc, an AIM listed national IT company and a global engineering company, Charlotte has a wealth of knowledge within IT, Supply of Goods and Services, Intellectual Property, Engineering, Telecoms and Privacy/Data Protection. Although a Commercial lawyer, she is also qualified as a Commercial Litigator and Non Practising Barrister, providing her with the unique advantage of knowing where contracts go wrong, and the ability to evaluate risk and advise accordingly.

    Charlotte particularly enjoys working with businesses to help draw up, update and/or negotiate a wide variety of commercial contracts and agreements. Examples of the type of work and contracts which Charlotte advises upon are agency and distribution agreements, terms and conditions of business, website use, sale and supply of goods and services and Data Sharing Agreements. Charlotte also has experience of working with companies to help support and strengthen their compliance functions.

    Away for work, Charlotte loves being outside whenever possible. Her favourite past times are tennis, running, walking, windsurfing and horse riding.

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    Brendan Herbert

    Partner — Dispute Resolution

    Direct dial: 01202 755201

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    • “Brendan has been really great on a whole range of professional negligence issues. I highly recommend him.”

      Cressida Granger, Perspex Pension Fund/Mathmos Ltd

    • “Brendan is an excellent support and shows empathy when dealing with difficult situations. He explains clearly costs and possible outcomes and makes me feel like I have somebody on my team.”

      Jacqueline Entwistle

    • “Always professional and prompt on a wide range of legal matters.”

      Matthew Hornsby

    Brendan has a BSc in Zoology and Psychology from the University of Liverpool, and went on to obtain his Post Graduate Diploma in Law, and Legal Practice Course at the College of Law (now the University of Law), in Chester.  Brendan completed his training with a national firm in Manchester and London, and was admitted as a solicitor in 2005.

    Brendan is part of our Dispute Resolution Team, working with both private individuals and businesses to either avoid or resolve disputes. With over 10 years experience he has helped clients deal with a wide variety of issues from professional negligence claims and breach of contract disputes, to more specialist areas including construction disputes, intellectual property work, licensing applications and inheritance claims.

    Brendan has a very approachable manner, and places great importance on client relationships. He enjoys tackling all matters directly, and always looks to provide clients with practical, cost-effective solutions. Outside of work Brendan runs a hugely successful music festival in the Cotswolds.

    When he is not knee-deep in mud at a festival, he enjoys travelling (especially in Africa, where he worked as a safari camp manager for a year),  golf, photography and getting out and about in the Dorset countryside.

    To find out more about Brendan being described in the 2021 Legal 500 as a ‘Next Generation Partner’ and what this means to him here;