We advise our clients, which include cutting-edge technology start-ups, charities, government bodies, FTSE 100 and Forbes 500 companies, on the legal and regulatory issues that arise when they develop, scale, protect, exploit and procure technology.
We work across a broad range of sectors from automobile and advertising and marketing to FMCG and financial services. A significant part of our work is advising clients on issues arising from the use of personal data.
Whilst we are a firm of solicitors registered with the Solicitors Regulatory Authority and predominantly provide legal advice, our lawyers are all experienced business consultants. Many have sat on the board or undertaken company secretary roles in private and public companies.
If you need legal advice involving technology, data, communications or content, we can help you.
Our areas of expertise include:
Our single focus is understanding our client’s business to deliver exceptional service, wherever in the world they may be.
We distinguish ourselves from our competitors by the three core factors that define everything that we do. They are:
We act for traditional organisations buying technology, established and new companies developing and exploiting technology as well as those investing in the business of technology.
Here’s what some of our clients have said about us:
We continue to lead the way in legal, business and commercial thought leadership and insights in technology and the business of technology.
A guide for companies outside the UK on the requirement for a UK Representative to comply with the UK GDPR.
A step by step guide for all organisations on how to properly manage a personal data breach to mitigate financial, regulatory and reputational risk.
An examination of the importance of force majeure clauses in commercial contracts and the effect that recent global events have had on their drafting.
We look at the new legally binding code from the Information Commissioner’s Office on the processing of children’s personal data online that will come into force on 2 September 2021.
A brief review of the recent changes to the law in respect of Directors’ liability and the extent to which such liability may be covered by D&O Insurance.
A useful summary of how different types of legal agreement may be properly executed using electronic signatures.
This article examines what early stage companies should do to prepare themselves for investment from a third party such as a business angel or VC investor.
In this briefing we look at the top ten legal issues that a potential business owner should consider in the early days of a technology business; the ten things which can make all the difference between failure and success.
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Garfield Smith leads our team of lawyers, hand-picked from top international firms for their expertise across technology, intellectual property, data compliance, corporate and commercial law. Our lawyers are all qualified solicitors who have been at the forefront of technology and data law for over twenty years. All of us share a passion for technology and the business of technology, a focus on excellence in the delivery of professional services and a common desire to assist our clients to achieve their business goals. As a team, we’ve been part of the evolution of the modern TMT sector in the UK and have helped hundreds of clients, from cutting-edge start-ups to FTSE 100 companies and government bodies, to successfully develop, scale, protect, exploit and procure technology.
Since getting together in 2015, we’ve advised on technology deals worth over $1 billion and we are now regarded as one of the leading technology and data focussed law firms in the UK. We will continue to work hard to understand our client’s business, technology, objectives and risk and to remain evangelical about delivering an elite level of client service. We will continue to build our market reputation for always delivering the right results for our clients.
If you need legal advice and assistance or want to work with us, please do not hesitate to contact us using this form.
Garfield Smith – Technology & Data Lawyers
20 Primrose Street
London EC2A 2EW
+44 (0)20 7873 2361
We can be reached easily from any of the main London airports: Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, London City.
The closest main London terminal is Liverpool Street. Other nearby underground and overground stations are Shoreditch High Street and Aldgate East.
Our office has underground parking. If you wish to drive to our offices let us know and we will reserve a space for you.
There is a Santander Cycle Hire stand directly opposite our office entrance.