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+44 (0) 7921 255 201
132 Commercial Street - UK

WHAT WE DO

We advise our clients, that 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.

WHY CHOOSE US

We are technology and data law specialists, drawn from top international firms. Our single focus is understanding our client’s business to deliver exceptional service, wherever in the world they may be.

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 Agile, lean & responsive

We run lean, efficient teams and use technology to deliver responsive and cost-effective legal services. Our systems have been designed to be adaptable to allow our lawyers to deliver services to our clients in the way that our clients want.

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Unparalleled expertise

We understand technology and the tech sector. All of our lawyers have worked for global tech companies and a number have launched start-ups and worked for early stage companies. Our experience is hands-on and thoroughly tested.

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Commercial & pragmatic

We are straight-talkers who will give you considered, insightful counsel. Our clients stay with us because we provide smart, practical, useful legal advice. We ensure that our fees reflect the value that we add to our clients’ businesses.

OUR CLIENTS

Our client relationships matter to us. We’ve designed our business model, infrastructure and culture to put our clients first; to ensure that you get the highest quality legal advice and support as quickly and efficiently as possible. We work hard to understand your business, technology, objectives and risks, so we can deliver results for you every time. Our approach seems to work. Our clients, whether they be company directors, civil servants, professionals or entrepreneurs, enjoy working with us and remain with us.

OUR TEAM

garfield_324x264Garfield Smith – Technology and Data Lawyers was founded by Garfield Smith, an internationally recognised technology law expert and former head of information technology and outsourcing in a top-10 international law firm.

In collaboration with our long term clients and with the assistance a small group of senior legal professionals, we have developed a bespoke technology infrastructure that allows us to deliver legal advice and services to our clients faster and more efficiently.

On instructing us you will be allocated a client director. They will be your single point of contact for all work. Your client director will rely on our large team of technology and data law consultant solicitors to prepare work for you. All of our solicitors qualified and worked at large international law firms in the City of London and each has over 10 years post qualification experience.

News
Brexit White Paper – Stop your GDPR preparations ?

Brexit White Paper – Stop your GDPR preparations ?

  We published an article last week that set out our view that the The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) which will come into force on 25 May 2018 would survive the United Kingdom’s exit from and new partnership with the European Union (“Brexit”). Our general advice was that organisations should continue their preparations for the […]

Three Certain EU Laws amidst Brexit Uncertainty

Summary The UK’s Supreme Court decision this week, whilst resolving a constitutional issue, has not assisted the uncertainty that Brexit brings for businesses in the UK or trading with the UK. We identify three upcoming European laws that affect businesses and which, in our view, will not be affected by the UK leaving the European […]
Three Certain EU Laws amidst Brexit Uncertainty
Another European Privacy Regulation ?

Another European Privacy Regulation ?

Summary New proposed regulations in respect of all electronic communications (websites, emails, voice over IP, instant messaging services and other Apps and software using communications data) have been published by the European Commission. It is expected that they will come into force in May 2018. The effect on most businesses (who perhaps only utilise a […]

Contact

Office address

12th Floor

Broadgate Tower

20 Primrose Street

London

EC2A 2EW

Tel: +44 (0)207 873  2361

Getting here

AIR:

We can be easily reached from any of the main London airports: Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, London City

RAIL:

The closest main London terminal is Liverpool St. Other underground and overground stations that are close are Shoreditch High Street and Aldgate East.

DRIVING:

Our office has underground parking. If you wish to drive to our offices let us know and we will reserve a space for you.

CYCLING:

There is a Barclays Cycle Hire (Boris Bikes) stand directly opposite our office entrance.

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