Law for Technology & Software

Information Technology and Software

Technology is fast-moving and plays a huge part in businesses. Having experts by your side with a deep knowledge and understanding of how to develop, use and exploit technology and digital solutions is crucial to enhance your commercial position.

How we can help

With expertise across a range of sectors, we can help you develop and capitalise on emerging technologies whilst managing risk. This includes software development, digital media, automotive advancements and innovative solutions.

We understand technology and offer the knowhow and resources to protect your commercial interests in a practical manner taking into account budget, time constraints and business need.
We have particular expertise in the development and licensing of new and innovative software, which is often provided cross-border as a cloud-based service.

We offer transparent, pragmatic, business focussed advice on:

  • Software development, licensing and distribution
  • Software and hardware procurement or supply, maintenance and support agreements
  • Hosting and consultancy
  • Outsourcing
  • Tech business deals including grants, investments, sales and acquisitions
  • Cloud-based services such as Software as a Service and Platform as a Service
  • Joint ventures
  • End User License Agreements
  • Research and development agreements
  • Disputes regarding development and consultancy agreements
  • App and video game development

We also have specialists dealing with e-commerce, privacy and data protection, including:

  • Terms & conditions for online trading
  • Payment mechanisms
  • Distance selling
  • Website development and hosting
  • Privacy policies
  • Cookies, behavioural advertising and marketing

Meet the team

Get in touch

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‘Hay & Kilner’ and ‘Hay & Kilner Law Firm’ are both trading names of Hay & Kilner LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England & Wales with registered number OC418767. Our registered office is at The Lumen, St James' Boulevard, Newcastle Helix, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 5BZ and we are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (Authorisation number 643191). We use the word ‘partner’ to refer to a member of Hay & Kilner LLP. A list of the members is available at our registered office.