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IT disputes

Combining high quality legal and technical expertise, our leading technology team works closely with clients to deliver commercial solutions across all technology issues.

Our leading Technology Disputes team focuses on understanding the client's commercial and operational needs and delivers results through the many dispute resolution tools available. This is a result of the significant experience we've gained from handling disputes for technology companies, consultants and customers over many years.

We regularly advise across the full range of court proceedings, arbitrations, expert determinations, mediations, non-binding determinations / ADR, contract management and escalation procedures. We also manage and coordinate disputes and resolution across many jurisdictions, and are frequently instructed on international technology projects.

Whether it is supporting your commercial and operational teams on contract management issues / audits, resolving problems before escalation, managing project exits / data migration, or achieving successful outcomes through contested proceedings, we understand and will deliver the results you need.

Our technology team is recommended in the leading directories, including Chambers (UK and Global), Legal 500 and Who's Who Legal.

Where we need to work alongside lawyers in other jurisdictions, we are part of the TerraLex network and have access to over 150 law firms in 100 jurisdictions across the globe.

Examples of work

Advising a well-known charity on a complex IT dispute with a Tier 1 supplier, including alternative dispute resolution, mediation, termination of a large-scale transformation project and substantial damages claims

Advising on an arbitration between an international financial institution and IT supplier/consultancy concerning supply of software, open source, contested audits and system upgrades

Advising on a major dispute and High Court proceedings arising from an IT systems architecture and technology outsourcing agreement between a leading life sciences company and a Tier 1 supplier

Advising a FTSE100 financial services company on transitional services and data migration issues following termination of hosted IT services, including business continuity issues

Advising a leading UK IT services company on a multi-party claim arising from the implementation of a SAP based system