The technology sector is hugely important in Scotland, with Edinburgh being one of the top four locations in the world for Informatics. The sector is also fast-moving, with new ideas, providers and products emerging constantly. Lindsays are passionate about developing Scotland’s technology base, formulating best practice and acting as thought leaders in the technology-led community.
At the same time, we work extensively with commercial clients who are technology and IT users - who rely on business-critical software and hardware, and need expert advice on contracts, licences and service agreements.
Whether you use, develop, or provide technology, you need legal arrangements that can adapt to change but also protect you, when necessary. This requires specialised legal knowledge, coupled with commercial awareness.
At Lindsays we provide that combination. Our technology team works for both users and suppliers of IT and technology. Whether you are a university, an established software provider, a start-up company, or anyone who relies on business-critical software, we can advise you on areas such as:
- hardware and software procurement
- drafting and negotiating contracts, licences and service agreements
- licensing development and maintenance agreements
- IT outsourcing arrangements
- IT security issues
- facilities management
- collaborative agreements
- e-commerce and internet law
- dispute resolution
- data protection law and Freedom of Information compliance and issues.
We also have specialist experience in the commercialisation of technology. Our strong links with the education sector mean we frequently advise high-growth IT spin-out companies on the exploitation of their technology and intellectual property assets.
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