Expert IT Outsourcing Law Firm

Blake Morgan is an expert IT outsourcing law firm with nationwide offices. Our IT outsourcing practice is ranked highly for its excellent and commercially focused service and industry knowledge in IT outsourcing and business process outsourcing, including offshoring and near-shoring. Our specialist IT outsourcing lawyers provide strategic advice to a range of clients, both public and private sector, and offer an end-to-end service from procurement and contract negotiation to implementation, ongoing service delivery issues, change control and disputes. Our understanding of IT outsourcing drivers underpins the provision of pragmatic advice to clients on the management of risk and associated pricing, and governance considerations in IT outsourcing.

Main Areas Of Practice


Blake Morgan's IT outsourcing practice brings together specialists across our Technology, Procurement and IT Disputes practices, with support from our Data Privacy, Employment and Regulatory teams to ensure that clients obtain the right advice across an outsourcing's lifecycle.

IT Outsourcing and Procurement

Our specialist IT outsourcing lawyers have experience of acting for both vendors and purchasers in all forms of outsourcing, including global outsourcings, offshoring, near-shoring, and in-sourcing. Accordingly, our IT outsourcing lawyers have a keen grasp of the issues and experience of devising practical solutions to meet our clients' requirements throughout the lifecycle of the procurement process from invitation to tender (ITT) to implementation.

Cloud Computing

Our IT outsourcing lawyers are well versed in all forms of cloud computing, from software as a service (SAAS) to platform as a service (PAAS) and infrastructure as a service (IAAS) offerings. Our lawyers have experience of acting for both vendors and purchasers and can therefore guide clients through the issues and identify and manage their risk profile in adopting cloud services, whether for instance they concern transparency, security or supplier integrity.

Business Process Outsourcing

Our IT outsourcing specialist lawyers are well versed in wider outsourcing activities such as business process outsourcing; often there is considerable overlap concerning technology and outsourcing methodologies.

Technology Disputes

Our IT outsourcing practice covers the full range of outsourced activity, and we regularly advise on mid- or end-term reviews and/or changes to the outsourcing agreement and disputes arising from it. Our IT outsourcing practice works closely with our IT Disputes team to manage and resolve disputes.

Our Clients


We have worked with companies through the lifecycle, from start-up through growth and acquisition to listing. Our clients include both vendors and purchasers of IT outsourcing. A key differentiator of our team is that we have a complementary in-depth understanding of both private and public sectors and their structures, procurement methodologies and drivers to help identify opportunities and potential blockers.

Highlights


Acted for a police force in the acquisition of key software products and implementation support services with particular reference to migration of data issues. Our advice extended throughout the procurement lifecycle, including advising upon a dispute concerning contractual entitlements.


Acting for a major private sector IT and business process provider to the UK Government; our client wanted to outsource certain critical software and services to the cloud. This involved working through complex time-critical outsourcing arrangements to ensure our client could continue to deliver to its government client.


Advising a challenger bank on a regulated business process outsourcing (BPO). The project required both IT and BPO experience as well as financial services regulatory advice. 


Our Experts


Simon
Stokes
Partner

London

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Penri
Desscan
Partner

Cardiff

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Alison
Patten-Hall
Partner

Reading

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Karl
Foster
Legal Director

Cardiff

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Elisabeth
Bell
Legal Director

Reading

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Simon
McCann
Partner

Cardiff

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