Our experienced team of solicitors provides support and advice to social enterprises on all aspects of IT and technology contracts.
The rise in technology has made many of us more aware of the value of data and the need to retain appropriate control of it, use it effectively and protect it. Technology has become an integral part of our personal and business lives with the rise in use of computers, laptops, smartphones, tablets, wearable technology, the internet and social media.
We regularly work in partnership with social enterprises to advise and support them on the law and practice relating to information and communications technology (ICT). Our cross-departmental team has many years of experience in supporting social enterprises on all aspects of IT and technology contracts.
At Anthony Collins Solicitors our dedicated ICT team has a balance of ICT expertise coupled with the knowledge of the commercial and legal environment social enterprises operate in, making us well placed to assist you with any ICT issues.
We understand that, whilst investment in ICT services and goods can vary from each organisation and can range from thousands of pounds to millions of pounds, the value of the overall contract does not always reflect the potential harm to the customer if those services do not work as expected. We therefore seek to tailor our advice, and costs for that advice, to the significance of the service to the client balanced against the client’s budget.
Our IT and technology contracts service
At Anthony Collins Solicitors our specialist team can provide advice and support on all aspects of IT and technology contracts, including:
- Master agreements for the design, installation and support of more complex ICT systems software and hardware systems.
- The creation, use and protection of ICT-related intellectual property.
- Software and website-licensing and development agreements.
- Internet trading, including website compliance, marketing compliance, distance-selling and online-contracting and consumer-law and data-protection compliance.
- ICT outsourcing, hosting and “as a service” or subscription-based arrangements.
- The control and regulation of data and information, including data protection, freedom of information, investigatory powers (Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 regime) and confidentiality.
- The relationship between EU-procurement-law and ICT projects.
- Staff and employment matters.
- Management of consequences of data and other confidentiality breaches and resolution of disputes.
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