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Browne Jacobson LLP

VICTORIA SQUARE HOUSE, VICTORIA SQUARE, BIRMINGHAM, B2 4BU, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0121 237 3900
Fax:
Fax 0121 236 1291
DX:
727740 BIRMINGHAM-62
Email:
Web:
www.brownejacobson.com

Richard Nicholas

Tel:
Work 0121 237 3992
Email:
Web:
www.brownejacobson.com
Browne Jacobson LLP

Work Department

Commercial team, business services group.

Position

Richard has been a partner in the technology group since 2010, working on large scale technology and digital projects as well as related data issues. He focuses on the technology and outsourcing deals, cloud computing and digital law, together with the data aspects of those deals.  Recent advice has been around issues of artificial intelligence and cyber security, procurement of networks and the impact of personal data on new technologies.

He regularly advises technology businesses as well as their customers on procurement of and adoption of new technologies. This has included over the past twelve months advising:

  • a London Borough on its break up of its full service contract into individual towers
  • an international technology business on data security issues and on the supply of CRM technology to several FTSE 100 companies.
  • a US and UK telematics businesses on the development of software used to monitor devices within vehicles in the EEA
Richard regularly speaks on Technology and Cyber issues, including this year at CBI events on Cyber security, to CompTIA (the Computing Trade and Industry Association), on issues with supplying to the regulated industries and to the University of Birmingham on legal issues relating to the use of artificial intelligence and data.  He is a regular speaker at technology events including regular sessions for DPOs and IT directors.

Career

Trained Wragge & Co LLP; qualified into technology team 2000; solicitor; associate in technology team; Browne Jacobson, established and built technology practice in Birmingham office, 2006; partner 2009, having built up a practice based upon practical advice and the needs of in-house counsel.

Languages

French.

Member

Society of Computers and Law.

Education

Universite de Lyon III (1995 Diplome d'Etudes Universitaires Francais (DEUF) French Law); University of Essex (1996 LLB Hons Law and French Law); College of Law (1997 PG Dip LPC); University of Nottingham (2008 PG Dip Commercial Intellectual Property).

Leisure

Squash, bringing up children.


West Midlands: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

Browne Jacobson LLP's team advises a mix of public sector and UK technology companies. Practice head Declan Cushley heads the team, which consists of 13 lawyers. Another name to note is Richard Nicholas, who works on large-scale technology and software projects and leads numerous cases for insurance companies. Other key clients include those from the insurance and data sector.

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