Hall Of Fame

IT and telecoms in East Midlands

Browne Jacobson LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP has built a strong reputation across a wide spectrum of IT disciplines, from procurement of hardware and software, fintech, disruptive technologies through to cyber and data security and e-commerce. Kay Chand heads up the team - she is sought-after by bluechip multinationals and central government departments on corporate transactions and business transformation programmes.

Practice head(s):

Kay Chand


‘Pragmatic, commercial advice. Understands impact of legislation on our business.’

‘Very knowledgeable about our business. They know how we operate and have taken time to research us and our company and markets. They make things easier for us. I usually say yes to their recommendations.’

‘Kay Chand – contracts are her business and she does it with style. Again – makes it easy for me regarding workload etc.’

Key clients

NTT Data Business Solutions Ltd

Cloud Technology Solutions

The National Trust

Euro Car Parts ltd

Digital Catapult


NHS England

BUQ Limited

Medicines Healthcare Regulatory Authority

National Audit Office

Work highlights

  • Advised National Trust on the refreshment of its ongoing, business critical IT systems.
  • Advised NTT Data Business Solutions on its provision of a SAP system to a global chemicals business, for the UK but with a view to further pieces of work being provided to the US and EU arm of the business.
  • Advised e-commerce software provider BUQ Limited on the development of its technology and agreements with customers.  This involved advising on software and app development and licensing and on e-commerce terms.

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Working across its Birmingham and Nottingham offices, Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP technology team covers the whole spectrum of technology law, with a strong focus on transport relate technology, government and infrastructure and financial services. Nick Blane leads on large-scale public sector IT and outsourcing projects from his Nottingham base, along with Joanne Veitch who focuses on central government and financial services technology enabled projects.

Practice head(s):

Nick Blane

Other key lawyers:

Joanne Veitch

Key clients

National Highways

Driving Standards Agency


Our Future Health

Department for Education


BAM Nuttall

Buzz Group

Surrey County Council

Police & Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire

Work highlights

  • Advised National Highways on two business critical technology frameworks which will be the core vehicles for the delivery of IT products and services technology pipeline (RIS2) to support the delivery of its Road Investment Strategy (2020-25).
  • Advised Our Future Health on its cloud infrastructure and trusted research environment procurement to award two strategically key contracts in helping to achieve its aim of transforming the prevention, detection and treatment of serious medical conditions.

Howes Percival LLP

Matthew Talbot leads the ‘excellent‘ group at Howes Percival LLP, where he is well recognised for his contentious IT work. Adding complementary transactional bench strength, Hannah Steggles and Paula Dumbill are the go-to partners for tech, infrastructure and outsourcing and commercial projects. Re-joining from Dentons in February 2022, director Chris White bolsters the practice’s expertise in hardware procurement, software development, licensing and data protection issues.

Practice head(s):

Matthew Talbot; Paula Dumbill; Hannah Steggles

Other key lawyers:

Chris White


‘The team is excellent. They come with my strongest recommendation. Always available, always excellent advice.’

‘They’re just a fantastic group of individuals. One of the things I like the most is that the quality is always excellent no matter who I deal with.’

Key clients

Business Software Alliance

Getronics UK Limited

FibreFab Limited

DeMontfort University

Just Hype Limited

Autodesk Inc.

Internetwork Media Limited

E-Bate Limited

Work highlights

  • Advising Business Software Alliance Inc as sole representatives in the UK on behalf of the BSA whose members include Siemens, Autodesk and many other software companies.
  • Advised Just Hype Limited in relation to e-commerce strategy including reviewing and advising upon e-commerce agreements.

Shakespeare Martineau LLP

Shakespeare Martineau LLP‘s specialisms include education, including Nottingham, Exeter and Liverpool John Moore Universities and technology and telecoms sectors, acting for the likes of Parcelhub and Vodafone plc. Lead partner Ed Wright continues to be active in the acquisitions of telecoms businesses, advising on licensing and outsourcing agreements, IT contracts, e-commerce and data protection.

Practice head(s):

Ed Wright

Other key lawyers:

Selina Hinchliffe


‘Very helpful and unbelievably approachable. Nothing is too much trouble. Always happy to help and respond in good time.’

‘Ed Wright has become our main contact. He clearly goes out of his way to ensure we get good service.’


Key clients

Awery Software LLC

FinanceChain Limited t/a SES

JTF Marketing Limited

Endurance Zone Limited

Spirit Health Group Limited

Skeleton Productions Limited

Purpose Media Limited

RDC Aviation Limited

Replay Maintenance Limited /Passport365 Limited

The Modular Analytics Company Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Awery Software on and prepared a full suite of website portal-related terms and conditions required for the CargoBooking platform, together with appropriate airline and air cargo capacity agent/GSA-facing and freight forwarder-facing terms governing their respective interactions and information exchanges with the platform.
  • Advised Endurance Zone in relation to important additions/amendments required to Endurance Zone’s existing white label platform licence agreement.
  • Advised The Modular Analytics Company (TMAC) on its existing product and professional services MSA and the changes needed to enable it to appropriately address/cover TMAC’s new SAAS-enabled services/solutions delivery, resulting in the preparation of an appropriate MSA for TMAC’s use going forward.

BHW Solicitors

The Matt Worsnop-led IT group at BHW Solicitors has ‘a strong breadth of knowledge’ in IT and telecoms contracts, tech-focused corporate transactions, restructures and re-financing of software, telecoms and IT companies. ‘Very approachable and knowledgable’ Worsnop is highly repuatable for software development and licensing agreements, e-commerce and supporting regional and national clients in large-scale IT infrastructure projects.

Practice head(s):

Matt Worsnop


‘Everyone I have dealt with at BHW has been approachable and professional.’

‘Matt Worsnop – very approachable and knowledgable. Explains legal jargon very well. Matt always take the time to listen and understand what we are trying to achieve – which may sound basic, but has not always been my experience when dealign with our practises.’

‘The team have a strong breadth of knowledge and coordinate well within the business to provide prompt responses to queries. They also work with us as client to tailor their service and responses based on the circumstances as opposed to a ‘standard’ approach to the work they do for us.’

‘Matt Worsnop has been excellent at dealing with the contractual issues we have had with our IT provider and has always provided timely and considered advice. ’

Key clients

Lavendon Group / Loxam

Nationwide Platforms Limited

Vehicle Vision Limited

Atomic Multimedia Consultants Limited

Best Path Limited

Creative Software Solutions (Europe) Limited

Netdocs Digital Mailroom Solutions Ltd

Xapsys Limited

Autoprotect (MBI) Limited

Dynamic Technology Group Limited

GP Automated Limited

rg+p Limited

Work highlights

  • Advising GP Automate on an entirely new licence subscription agreement.
  • Revised and modernised the standard customer contract for Dynamic Technology Group Limited to use with all its IT clients.

Geldards LLP

Derby based head of IT, Jamie Goldberg at Geldards LLP has carved out a reputation working with media and tech clients, as well as IT-adjacent sectors businesses, on IT and commercial agreements. Senior associate Saima Shabir supports clients on various aspects of contractual, licensing and data protection work.

Practice head(s):

Jamie Goldberg

Other key lawyers:

Saima Shabir