Technology and Innovation

Technology & Innovation

The Technology & Innovation team at Michelmores consists of highly regarded specialist lawyers dedicated to advising clients on all aspects of non-contentious and contentious technology, digital media and communications issues.

Michelmores acts for both suppliers in the Technology & Innovation sector and end user organisations, nationally and internationally across the private, public and voluntary sectors, including IT, telecommunications, media, clean technology, aero/aviation, food & drink, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, retail, health, education, central government, local authority and the emergency services.

The overall service is superb, and they are very good at meeting tight deadlines.
Chambers and Partners 2020
The firm is able to combine a local presence and an approachable culture with the genuine experience of working with early-stage businesses across their national and international growth ambitions. They have repeatedly backed activities which grow the regional business community.
Chambers and Partners 2020
The team has a good understanding of the commercial value, not just the legal aspects of the matter involved, and is prepared to be flexible in order to get the deal agreed.
Legal 500 2020
Good quality, responsive and pragmatic advice.
Legal 500 2020
Michelmores' technology team delivers silver circle quality work for regional prices.
Legal 500 2020
Excellent, efficient, flexible.
Legal 500 2017
They are very commercially aware and take time to get to know your business.
Chambers 2016


Recent experience

  • Advising 7 local authorities in relation to the selection of a superfast broadband supplier that has both the resources and technical ability to transform the telecoms infrastructure to achieve the Broadband Strategy as bid into Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) and contract management post-award. This project is the largest investment and biggest project (in terms of value, geographic foot print and number of homes/businesses to be serviced) in the UK and under the BDUK's framework. 
  • Supporting and advising numerous clients on a day-to-day basis in relation to their general commercial contracts, terms and conditions and specialist intellectual property and ICT contracts. We advise both public and private sector clients on this basis including the Met Police (Mayor's Office of Policing and Crime), Thomson Reuters, TOMY, Haynes Publishing, Landmark Information Group (part of Daily Mail and General Trust plc), the Gro Group and the University of Plymouth.
  • Successfully guiding a £multi-billion international food and drink supplier through a business change programme in relation to its IT and outsourcing platforms. We advised on manufacturing, development and supply agreements critical to the new business.
  • Advising leading wireless networking equipment manufacturer Cambium Networks in relation to its establishment following Motorola Solutions’ sale of its wireless broadband division to Vector Capital. 
  • Advising Agilisys, a major UK-based ICT and business process services provider, in relation to its strategic partnership with the City of London Corporation to deliver a managed cloud-based IT service.
  • Advising on a business-critical procurement of a replacement Command and Control System and in relation to the 2012 Procurement Programme (under Competitive Dialogue) which involved a complex transformation involving business change, business process re-engineering and the complex £multimillion procurement for a fully integrated end-to-end ICT system.
  • Advising on the procurement of the Met Office’s replacement of its supercomputer under Competitive Dialogue; the procurement of its replacement Mass Data Archive and Storage /Data Warehouse facility (MASS); and in relation to a business critical ICT based national meteorological monitoring services project.
  • Advising Surrey County Council on its £120m+ UNICORN project for WAN, LAN/or Voice Communications services and support arrangements for the public and voluntary sector in Surrey, Berkshire and the immediate proximity.
  • Advising a public body on a BT Call Routing System Contract, to ascertain whether a proposal by BT to charge for upgrade work was already included in the contract price, thus advising on ways to save the client money.
  • Advising a government client in respect of the procurement of the secure national security network.
  • Advising a public body in respect of the arrangements for the commercialisation of its language skills solution including ICT support.
  • Advising a national police force in relation to non performance by Northgate Information Solutions in respect of case and custody software solutions.
  • Advising and negotiating on the terms and conditions of supply and support and maintenance arrangements on behalf of a Police body.
  • Advising a university on issues arising from the terms and conditions of supply governing procurement for a Wide Area Communications Network/WiFi and support services across all its campus sites.