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IT contracts

 

Expert advice on all aspects of IT contracts & regulations

The UK is one of the most active countries when it comes to buying and selling online. But if you’re setting up a commercial website or e-commerce business, there are many legal aspects you will need to understand and act upon in order to ensure that you fulfil all your obligations.


Certain documentation is required when running an IT business, including terms of use and cookies policies. Intellectual property is also often at stake and you should be aware of all the pitfalls of operating online.

Even if you just have a business for your website or want to create one, you need to consider a number of legal issues, including compliance with the Electronic Commerce (EC Direction) Regulations 2002 and the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

 

At Fishers Solicitors, our commercial lawyers regularly assist a wide range of businesses with their IT legal needs. We can assist with specific issues, such as drafting and reviewing contracts and agreements, as well as providing guidance on regulatory compliance.

 

We offer the legal and technical expertise your business needs, delivered with exceptional client service to make dealing with these complicated issues as simple and effective as possible.

 

For further information on our IT contract law services or to book an appointment, please contact our solicitors in Tamworth or Ashby de la Zouch now.

 

Alternatively, you van complete our short enquiry form and a member of our team will be in touch soon.

 

Our IT contract law services

Electronic Commerce Regulations for commercial websites

 

Even if you are not actually selling goods or services on the internet, any commercial website needs to abide by the Electronic Commerce Regulations (EC Directive) 2002, which requires certain details to be provided on the site, including your company name and address. Our team can advise you on the steps you need to make to achieve regulatory compliance, including reviewing your existing website to see if you are meeting the necessary standard or where there may be issues you need to address.

 

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) advice

 

Website owners also need to ensure they are following the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), particularly if any user details are collected. A method of handling cookies is required for many websites, in addition to privacy and cookie policies.

 

The best way to make sure you are complying with all the relevant legislation is to ask a specialist lawyer who will be able to guide you through your responsibilities. Our team are highly experienced with advising a wide range of businesses on their obligations under GDPR, so we can offer the clear expertise you need to be confident of achieving compliance.

 

E-commerce websites

 

If you allow consumers to shop on your website, there will be further requirements, such as providing a set of terms and conditions that are readily accessible, fair and meaningful. You must also run your online business in line with the Distance Selling Regulations which give your customers a right to cancel the contract within a certain amount of time, known as a “cooling off period”.

 

We can assist with drafting terms and conditions for your e-commerce site, as well as ensuring that the way you operate is consistent with the Distance Selling Regulations and any other relevant legislation.

 

Software development contracts

Whether you are a software development company or a business having software built for you, a clear and robust contract is essential to protect your interests.

 

Our solicitors can assist you with drafting software development contracts as well as reviewing any contract you have been asked to sign. We can advise you on whether the contract is fair and any amendments we believe should be made to protect your business.

 

IT service contracts

Many businesses now rely on agencies and independent contractors for key IT services, including IT support, web development, digital marketing and more. While this can be a cost-effective option, it is important to have an effective legal agreement in place to help you establish expectations and minimise the risk and costs of any disagreements later.

 

We regularly draft IT service contracts for service providers and review contracts for businesses, making sure the service agreement meets your requirements and helps to facilitate an effective working relationship.

 

Intellectual property issues

Your website and other digital assets will likely include various types of intellectual property (IP), from your logo and other branding to the content on your individual webpages, ecommerce data bases and more. Protecting this intellectual property can be critical to the long-term success of your business, so it is important to take specialist advice.

 

Our commercial law team can advise you on what actions you need to take to protect your digital intellectual property, including applying for trademarks and other IP protection measures. We can also advise you on your options if your IP has been infringed.

 

Find out more about our intellectual property law services.

 

IT contract dispute resolution

Disputes over IT contracts and service agreements can be very frustrating and time consuming, with the potential to cost you a lot of money if you cannot secure the right outcome quickly.

 

Our commercial litigation team have a strong track record of achieving positive outcomes for our clients quickly and cost-effectively. In most cases, we can secure a resolution that protects your business interests without the need for court action, using methods such as negotiation and commercial mediation. This can save you a lot of time and legal costs.

 

However, we also have extensive court experience, so if formal proceedings are required to secure the right result for your business, we can support you every step of the way.

 

We will always make sure your commercial interests are at the heart of our approach, so you can get the outcome you need in a way that works for your long-term goals.

 

Why choose Fishers Solicitors for IT contract law?

Our commercial law team have many years of experience in advising a wide range of businesses on IT contract law and related issues. We can provide the detailed approach and up-to-the-minute legal knowledge you need to protect your business and avoid unnecessary issues that could cost your enterprise vital time and money to resolve.

 

We take pride in offering exceptional attention to our clients’ needs and commercial concerns. With a strong focus on good communication, we will ensure there is always someone available to answer your questions clearly and effectively, so you can be confident that you are receiving the best possible legal advice.

 

Fishers is independently regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

 

Get in touch with our IT contract solicitors in Tamworth & Ashby de la Zouch

If you would like expert advice on legal issues related to e-commerce and IT contracts, get in touch with our expert solicitors in Tamworth or Ashby de la Zouch today. Alternatively, you can fill out our enquiry form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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