There are many businesses that don’t have their own IT department and may therefore look to outsource their IT requirements.
If you are considering engaging a third party to develop a bespoke piece of software for your business or provide IT consultancy services then you must ensure you have the right contracts in place.
Our specialist IT Solicitors are experienced in drafting commercial consultancy agreements and are supported by and able to draw on the expertise of our Employment Team to ensure your contracts are fit for purpose.
If you are in the business of providing IT consultancy services then our specialist Solicitors are able to review, advise on, negotiate and amend any contracts that your clients may request you enter into. We are also able to draft contracts and/or terms and conditions to meet your specific requirements.
We are able to advise assist with:
- Consultancy Agreements;
- Terms and conditions of supply;
- IR35 and related tax issues;
- Assignments of IPR
Our Approach & Our Experience
We provide practical, commercial and coherent advice and are able to deliver a complete service with support from our Property, Employment, Commercial, Dispute Resolution and Private Client teams.
Our ethos is to provide our clients with an alternative to the major regional and national firms by offering high quality legal advice from highly experienced, specialist solicitors, but on a much more cost-effective basis.
We work closely with our clients to ensure that we meet their expectations both in terms of their objectives for a particular piece of work and in relation to costs. We are easy to deal with, clear in our advice and understand that a common sense approach is often required. As standard practice, we give our clients an estimate of the costs involved in undertaking any piece of work at the outset. We can then provide costs updates on a regular basis. In addition, where appropriate, we are happy to discuss other pricing models (for example, fixed fees and retainer arrangements) if that is helpful to you.
Recent examples of our work in this area include:
- advising a software developer on the assignment of its intellectual property rights in software to a third party purchaser, reviewing the proposed assignment agreement and amending the same;
- drafting an assignment of IPRs for software used within EPOS systems developed by a consultant;
- drafting an escrow agreement for a software consultant.
All of our IT Team are members of the Society of Computers and Law.
Meet Our Specialists
Home-grown or recruited from national, regional or City firms. Our specialists are experts in their fields and respected by their peers.
Mohammed Akeel Latif
Akeel is a Partner and Head of the Corporate Commercial Team at Myerson
Scott is a Partner in our Corporate and Commercial Team
Carla is a Partner and Head of our Commercial Team
Terry is a Senior Associate in our Corporate Commercial Team. Terry is also the Head of the Brexit Team at Myerson.
Richard is Senior Associate in our Corporate Commercial Team
Joanna is a Solicitor in our Corporate Commercial Team
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