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Bond Dickinson LLP’s team regularly acts for financial services clients on software licensing matters involving complex implementation, support and maintenance services, and is on the Crown Commercial Services legal framework panel. Recent work includes developing a suite of template platform agreements for a global insurance company. The ‘excellent’ Andrew Scott is the key partner in Newcastle.

Mincoffs Solicitors LLP recently acted for Sunderland Software City on its Internet of Things boost programme. The team has strengths in the gaming and financial technology sectors, and works for regional and London-based digital media agencies. Antony Hall is the primary contact.

Muckle LLP’s team is led by the well-regarded Alex Craig, who took over from Gill Hunter following her departure to Hempsons. George Festing deals with contentious IT issues and has specialistexperience acting for music industry organisations to obtain site blocking injunctions against internet service providers in relation to file-sharing websites.

Key individuals at Ward Hadaway include practice head Alex Shiel, who acts for public sector clients in connection with large-scale IT procurement projects, Phil Tompkins, who advises on IT outsourcing arrangements, and Judy Baker, who has expert knowledge of data protection issues and recently assisted Thomson Reuters with updating their consumer terms in order to comply with the Consumer Rights Act 2015.

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