The Technology Group in Belfast advise on all aspects of information technology and e-Business law:

  • Legally Compliant Websites
  • Privacy and Data Protection
  • Security
  • Sector Specific Issues
  • Public Sector
  • Information Technology
  • IT System Delivery
  • Outsourcing and Facilities Management
  • Software Development and Distribution
  • e-Commerce/e-Business
  • Data Protection and Privacy
  • Computer Security, Fraud and Software Piracy
  • Public Procurement
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Intellectual Property
  • Human Resource Issues

Our e-Business clients are diverse in size and come from a range of different industries and include early start up companies developing new electronic means of conducting business and established blue chip companies setting up new channels for the sale of the products and services via electronic means. We have particular experience in the more highly regulated areas where we seek to provide innovative legal solutions for our clients. We have unrivalled experience in advising on the complex legal issues that can arise in the area of mobile commerce.

On the supply side, the firm acts for a range of multi-national and national suppliers in the areas of software development, software licensing, outsourcing, and professional service supply. On the user side, our clients are divided between the public and private sector. Our private sector clients tend to be larger users engaging in substantial IT projects and IT related programmes. These projects and programmes generally include software development, software licensing, and some degree of outsourcing or facilities management.

Relevant Experience

  • Principal advisers to University College Dublin in respect of all Information Technology matters
  • Advising Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies on all aspects of its Supercomputer project
  • Advising Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (NI) & Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (ROI) on all aspects of their joint procurement of a service provider to establish international telecommunications connectivity between the north-west of the island of Ireland and the USA & mainland Europe, using submarine and terrestrial infrastructure
  • Advising DETI on all aspects of its procurement of an entity to provide a broadband telecommunications service in remote areas of Northern Ireland not served by other operators (using satellite or other technologies)
  • Sole legal advisors to DSD in relation to the procurement of medical services which will support the social welfare and benefits system in Northern Ireland, a project which involves complex IT aspects, including support and maintenance arrangements, provision of advanced Information Systems Infrastructure, the provision of a helpdesk and tri partite IP licensing arrangements
  • Advising Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety and the Northern Ireland Civil Service (jointly with DLA Piper) in relation to procurement/contract elements of the Northern Ireland Health and Social Care (HSC) and the NICS ICT programmes, this involves the roll-out of a series of IT contracts and purchase of advanced infrastructure, together with accompanying Software
  • Advising the Department of Finance and Personnel in relation to the NI Network Services contract.
  • Advising Fujitsu on the NICS e-HR Project to modernise the payroll and human resources management for the whole of the Northern Ireland Civil Service.