Expert Lawyers in Technology and Telecoms disputes
Blake Morgan’s specialist technology disputes lawyers help clients navigate this fast changing area, as technology disrupts business models and accelerates change resulting in constant reassessment of technological solutions and the contracts under which they were procured or developed.
We understand that technology disputes can be time consuming and can divert key resources away from running and growing your business. Where those disputes involve the development or performance of IT systems, telecoms or other key technology, the adverse effects on your business or that of your customer can be devastating. Getting specialist advice at an early stage of a dispute can help you to resolve it before it snowballs out of control. This is where our technology disputes lawyers can help.
Main Areas Of Practice
Our IT disputes specialists help our clients to identify and manage disputes, and offer practical advice aligning with clients' strategic objectives in the face of potentially complex issues and multi-jurisdictional aspects that often accompany technology disputes.
We are experienced in managing litigation through a variety of channels, including expert determination, mediation, arbitration, the Copyright Tribunal and the Higher Courts.
We help settle disputes relating to the implementation and management of long-term IT/technology projects including disputes arising in relation to outsourcings and software development.
Cloud computing and big data
Given the ever-increasing reliance on cloud computing, it is inevitable that disputes and litigation will increase. Our litigators are experienced in resolving a wide range of cloud and big data issues.
Contracts and agreements
Our experienced IT dispute lawyers can advise on all contract agreements from termination of contracts (including exit obligations) to breach of service level agreements.
We advise on issues of scope or redefining of scope in outsourcing projects and managed services.
We advise on all aspects of hardware supply and implementation.
We are experienced in advising on website content and domain names. Our IT security protection experts also advise on a range of issues from data protection and GDPR compliance to cyber security.
Data protection and confidentiality
We advise on the protection of confidential information and trade secrets following the acquisition of companies or employees leaving their employment.
Our technology dispute lawyers understand your business and provide a wide range of services to find technical legal solutions to your procurement or re-procurement issues.
Our Technology Disputes team is experienced in seeking Injunctive relief through the Courts.
Our Technology Disputes team draws on the expertise of our insolvency specialists and are recognised experts who advise on the management and recovery of debt and assets.
Clients come to us and stay with us because we not only understand the technology sector, but also the wide range of industry markets in which our clients operate. We have a complementary in-depth understanding of both private and public sectors and their structures and drivers, which helps us to identify opportunities and potential blockers.
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Acting for IBM United Kingdom Ltd in successfully defending a claim by the London Borough of Southwark concerning the supply and implementation of an MDM system, which Southwark alleged was not of satisfactory quality and unfit for purpose. Southwark London Borough Council v IBM UK Ltd  EWHC 549 (TCC) QBD.
Advising one of the leading global technology companies in relation to high value contractual disputes with two sub-contractors, who were providing different elements of a bespoke solution and service to be used to detect and analyse patterns of fraud. Amongst other things, these disputes involved arguments about what was in and out of scope of the specification and whether specialist software was fit for purpose.
Advising a government department on a number of disputes with the supplier of a specialist network operated for the benefit of public sector organisations and which provided various broadband, internet and other services to those organisations over that network. Those disputes related to the running costs of the network and the engineering costs associated with the installation of new services for organisations and were resolved amicably following mediation.
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