Information Technology

Members of Chambers are regularly instructed in large IT disputes and commercial litigation – often involving a technical subject matter.

In addition to mainstream contractual disputes concerning the development of new IT systems, our barristers frequently act in disputes concerning software licensing, software copyright infringement, patenting of computer software and computer-implemented inventions, and trade marks for software and hardware.

Many members of chambers have a science, engineering or computer science degree, and several have post-graduate degrees in science or engineering. As such, they are well suited to dealing with the technical details that arise in these cases, and can engage knowledgably with the experts, which facilitates all stages of the dispute, from settling the initial pleadings to cross-examining the experts more effectively.

Members of chambers have been instructed in other substantial I.T. matters, but it is not possible to give details because they are confidential.  In general terms this has included pre-action advice, and appearing in confidential arbitrations.