Irfan Baluch > Cripps > Tunbridge Wells, England > Lawyer Profile
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Irfan acts for a range of clients including software developers, large corporates, government agencies, universities and SMEs. He advises on all matters relating to information technology, intellectual property, data protection, outsourcing, procurement, e-commerce law and exploitation/commercialisation of novel technologies. He engages in M&A transactions focused in the technology sector and advises on commercial issues for corporate clients. Irfan has a scientific background, having completed a BSc (Hons) in Engineering (comprising a broad mix of both mechanical and production engineering) and worked for a number of years as a software developer prior to qualifying as a lawyer.
Trained Cutler Gaskell; qualified 1999; solicitor Stevens Drake 1999-2000; solicitor Brachers 2000-03; solicitor Davies Lavery 2003-04; partner Vertex Law 2004-13; partner Cripps LLP 2013 to present.
Society for Computers and Law.
Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School; Mid-Kent College of Higher and Further Education; Portsmouth Polytechnic (1990, BSc Hons, engineering with business studies); Lancashire Polytechnic (1992, Common Professional Exams); BPP Law School (1994, Law Society Finals).
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- Private client > Agriculture and estates
- Private client > Charities and not-for-profit
- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Kent, Surrey and Sussex
- Real estate > Commercial property: Kent, Surrey, Sussex
- Real estate > Construction
- Private client > Contentious trusts and probate
- Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Kent, Surrey, Sussex
- Employment > Employment: Kent, Surrey, Sussex
- Real estate > Environment and planning
- Private client > Family: Kent, Surrey, Sussex
- Finance > Insolvency and corporate recovery
- Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate: Kent, Surrey, Sussex
- Insurance > Professional negligence
- Real estate > Property litigation
- Public sector > Public sector