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
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.
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.
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.
" When your business involves the collection of data from individuals, as ours does, complying with UK and European data privacy laws is essential. When I founded our company, Garfield helped us to understand exactly what we needed to get our business going with minimum fuss and expense. His firm’s reputation for assisting start up’s is exemplary. "
" Garfield Smith – Technology & Data Lawyers advise Browz Inc on all aspects of complying with data privacy laws in Europe. We instruct them because they understand the differences between US and European laws and offer practical solutions to some of the challenges that are created for US companies, like us, when doing business across the Atlantic. "
" We work very closely with Garfield Smith – Technology & Data Lawyers. As well as legal advice, Garfield Smith is a trusted adviser to our board. His firm are good value, easy to work with, responsive and their city focus means that they understand Fintech. "
" All of my technology companies go to Garfield Smith on a broad range of challenging legal issues. Their advice is always clear, direct and commercially valuable. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Garfield Smith to any start-up, medium sized or large technology company. "
Garfield 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.
20 Primrose Street
Tel: +44 (0)207 873 2361
We can be easily reached from any of the main London airports: Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, London City
The closest main London terminal is Liverpool St. Other underground and overground stations that are close 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 Barclays Cycle Hire (Boris Bikes) stand directly opposite our office entrance.
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