Services

Information technology

Experience

Our IT team can help you mitigate risks and achieve a good deal on your IT projects.

We work with both vendors and purchasers and our experts quickly identify and resolve the big issues, spot the traps and concentrate on what really matters.

We provide responsive and thorough advice to help our clients achieve the results they are looking for. Working with our IT team has been described by clients as a "seamless and valuable experience".

Clients including Airwave, Arcadia Group, Capgemini, CGI, Elexon, Euroclear, GlaxoSmithKline, Identitas, London Borough of Croydon, Mobile Broadband Network Limited (a joint venture between EE Limited and H3G), Motability, Universal Music and Sigma Group, have chosen our team for the following reasons:

  • A big team with experience - 12 partners and 18 fee-earners familiar with deals of any size or complexity;
  • Sector knowledge - our in-depth knowledge of the IT industry and specialist sector expertise extends across financial services, pharmaceuticals, local and central government, retail and airlines, giving us the edge;
  • Innovation - we help clients to find innovative ways of contracting to achieve their business aims.

Our advice covers everything from cloud computing, e-commerce and on-line business, data protection and privacy, freedom of information, to outsourcing, software development and licensing and systems implementation and integration.

If a project goes wrong, our clients can call upon our specialist IT dispute resolution team who will find a solution.

We keep clients aware of the very latest IT developments and underlying legal and regulatory framework and have close involvement with organisations like Intellect and the Society for Computers and Law.

Specialisms

  • Cloud computing
  • Data protection and Freedom of Information
  • e-commerce and on-line business
  • Outsourcing
  • Software development and licensing
  • Systems Implementation and Integration
  • Telecommunications

Call or email us today

Sally Mewies on 0121 685 2700 (sally.mewies@wragge-law.com) or Peter Hall on 0870 730 2834 (peter.hall@wragge-law.com).





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"...strength in both contentious and non-contentious matters. It [the team] acted for Specialist Computer Centres in defending a claim by independent IT provider Decorus. Sally Mewies is an 'extremely safe pair of hands', and Patrick Arben on the contentious side has a 'very sharp intellect'." Legal 500, 2013

Client Views

"Realistic and commercially minded. They understand what we want as a business." Steria

Experience

Business Critical Projects

We regularly advise on business critical projects. For example, we advised Marks & Spencer on a project to create a multi-channel platform e-commerce business for a new website for marksandspencer.com.

Retail IT Specialists

We have advised many retail clients including

Arcadia Group, Bracknell Regeneration Partnership, Coliseum Shopping Park, Home Retail Group, Intu, Leon, Marks & Spencer, McDonald's Restaurants, SuperGroup, The Manchester Arena and The Shard have all turned to our IT experts for advice on projects related to online platforms, IT systems for CCTV and other security systems, payment card systems (including the FCA regulatory aspects), shopping centre telecommunications systems, and retail management systems.

Fire power in financial services

We have a long track record of advising banks, insurers and wealth management companies on technology sourcing and outsourcing projects. We have recently advised a major wealth management client on the largest technology refresh project in its business's history.

Public sector gurus

Our public sector specialists, led by Sarah Sasse, have worked with many authorities on major projects. Sarah and her team were instrumental in drafting the latest version of the model public sector IT services contract promoted by the Cabinet Office.

Big in airlines

Our airlines team, led by Richard Smith, has advised clients including Garuda Indonesia, Malaysia Airlines, Norwegian Air Shuttle and Olympic Airlines, on new passenger reservations systems projects. Our team knows this sector backwards.

Innovative Thinking

We helped SABMiller, one of the world's leading brewers, to produce a simple template global framework agreement for use with its chosen integration partners in relation to the roll-out of a global ERP solution. Our innovative thinking and experience of multiple bidder procurements enabled SABMiller to achieve a contract in a short period of time on good terms.

Key contacts

Sally Mewies
Partner

Sally Mewies

Specialising in outsourcing (including business process outsourcing), system integration, software licensing and distribution law in the IT and technology team. I have done a significant amount of work in the retail sector with companies such as Oracle and SAP.

Peter Hall

I am a partner in our IT team, which is one of the UK's strongest specialist teams, advising clients on a full range of IT issues. I specialise in IT procurement, e-business, IT and business process outsourcing and data protection.

  • Sally Mewies
    Sally Mewies
    Partner
  • Peter Hall
    Peter Hall
    Partner