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Browne Jacobson LLP provides an ‘excellent, friendly and knowledgeable service’ to clients such as arvato Systems S4M, Exel Computer Systems and the Crown Prosecution Service. Highlights included advising Cromwell Group on its £310m sale, which involved ownership issues relating to software and systems and issues arising from the use of open source software and proprietary software products. Mark Snelgrove and commercial specialist Paula Dumbill are recommended.

Eversheds LLP assisted with the drafting of a suite of SourceIT model contracts for Network Rail in relation to its future procurements. Practice head Nick Blane is noted for his expertise in the field of public sector IT and outsourcing.

Stewart Vandermark and Jim Carter’s team at Nelsons Solicitors Limited routinely acts for digital content suppliers and software developers such as Allum and Hamilton. The practice has experienced a particular increase in data protection breach and compliance issues. Data protection expert Karen Harrison is also recommended.

Gateley Plc’s ‘practical and commercial’ team is headed by Jill Tomasin, who is well regarded for her expertise in complex licensing agreements, technology related acquisitions and sales, and data management.

Geldards LLP’s service is ‘always prompt, full of industry knowledge and great value for money’. Michelle Craven-Faulkner is the name to note. *Ian Thomson joined Spearing Waite LLP in May 2016.

Howes Percival LLP’s clients include ATM Automation, Getronics Services UK, the University of Leicester and Retail Assist, for which it continues to provide legal assistance on IT agreements, transactions and software licensing issues. Matthew Talbot comes highly recommended.

Clients rate Shakespeare Martineau LLPextremely highly in terms of technical expertise and overall customer-friendliness’. Software and data protection expert Martin Noble and Ed Wright, who focuses on non-contentious IT and e-commerce matters, are recommended. Clients include Vodafone, Azzurri Communications, and Blue Chip.

BHW Solicitors’ ‘excellent’ team is led by Matt Worsnop, who is valued for his sector knowledge and his background as an electronic systems engineer.

Dominic Hopkins and Kevin Fletcher are the key contacts at Hewitsons’ ‘exceptional’ practice, which stands out for its experience in contentious IT matters. Clients include Microsoft and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory.

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