My role

I provide cross-departmental legal, commercial and regulatory assistance for our clients in all Sectors on a wide range of Information Technology. I have a particular interest advising clients on hardware infrastructure matters. Identifying intellectual property in the context of software licensing, with particular attention to the use of software embedded IP is an area I regularly advise on. I am able to support business function from day-to-day business to special projects such as large IT infrastructure projects, procurement and ad-hoc advice regarding hosting providers / dedicated and managed servers agreements; whilst also managing the detail with daily matters around Software as a Service vs. Licensing, cloud services, service level agreements and IT systems security.

My experience

I have joined the Anthony Collins Team after spending the last 6 years In-House, supporting private limited businesses legal and commercial advice aimed towards mitigating financial and reputational risk of corporate activity.  I have acquired experience of providing IT legal and commercial advice in the health, energy and technology sector.  My ability to provide a legal service, a ‘belt and braces’ approach with appropriate statute and case law and when required, ‘light touch’ focusing on the commerciality of transactions is well developed.

I have experience of conducting IT due diligence during corporate acquisitions.  My various roles have provided me with experience of domain name and IP management, advising on hardware infrastructure and software licensing, IT procurement, data protection in the software industry (database rights) and assisting organisations to incorporate digital technologies and processes to day-to-day operations.

My specialisms

  • IT infrastructure hardware and software projects in the health and energy sector
  • Software as a Service Agreements, including server hosting agreements, dedicated and managed/non-managed server matters
  • IT Procurement Projects
  • Data Protection projects including Privacy Impact Assessments and holding the role of Data Protection Compliance Officer for 3 years.
  • Software Licensing Agreements

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