IT & Commercial Technology

Service overview: IT law

  • Harper James technology lawyers are expert legal advisers to growing technology companies and have particular experience in the fields of IT and e-commerce, with a large number of our clients operating in these sectors.
  • We can help you protect your IP rights, manage your contractual relationships, incentivise staff, raise equity and deal with commercial disputes.
  • Our IT lawyers can advise you on a range of software and technology including; cryptocurrencies, blockchains, Fintech, cybersecurity, outsourcing and video games.
  • We work nationally, with offices in Sheffield, Birmingham, Cambridge, Manchester and London if you require a face-to-face meeting. Our very experienced senior solicitors typically work remotely to keep our overheads low, which enables us to offer our innovative pricing packages.

What we do: Commercial technology solicitors

We understand the commercial issues involved in tech depend on the software and services involved, which is why we endeavour to understand your niche and its implications. Whether you are a crowdfunded start-up, unicorn or large multi-national, our dedicated team of technology specialists are adept at acting for you and your IT legal needs.

We recognise that development in IT is rapid, so circumstances and projects can change quickly. Our IT lawyers possess the expertise and resources to anticipate and to react to your needs and can offer you cost-effective advice on a variety of issues, including:

We can also help with the drafting and reviewing of:

  • Affiliate agreements
  • Confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements
  • Escrow agreements
  • Heads of terms/memoranda of understanding
  • Privacy policies
  • Software and hardware development agreements
  • Terms of business
  • Website audits, hosting, development and terms agreements

Who we help: Technology companies

We work with software companies, ISPs and leading international tech companies. We advise on protecting and commercialising technology innovations and taking action against online and offline infringements around the world.

Our technology team spans several legal practice areas, so whatever legal advice you need, we have a solicitor with experience advising technology businesses, able to deal with your needs quickly and cost-effectively.

Why choose our technology solicitors?

Our technology law team is made up of industry specialists who collectively possess the experience and knowledge to take on even the most complex technology issues.

Our team are experienced in technology matters for a range of related industries that often intersect with IT legal advice, including the areas of:

Find out about our technology law solicitors here:

Pricing plans

Our three transparent pricing packages are designed to give you the widest possible access to high-quality legal advice, whatever the size and nature of your business:


Straightforward access to senior solicitors at a competitive rate.

An affordable solution for businesses needing one-off legal support. Receive ‘City’ partner-level expertise at a fraction of ‘City’ prices.


Have legal peace of mind for £189 per month with additional support from £99 per hour.

A monthly subscription legal support package specifically designed for start-ups and smaller businesses.


For businesses requiring 60+ hours of support a year, with prices equivalent to £99 per hour.

Fully account managed quarterly subscription service for businesses with more complex legal needs.

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A national law firm

We mainly work remotely, so we can work with you wherever you are. But we can arrange face-to-face meeting at our offices or a location of your choosing.

Our commercial lawyers are based in or close to major cities across the UK, providing expert legal advice to clients both locally and nationally.

Floor 2, Cavendish House, 39-41 Waterloo Street, Birmingham, B2 5PP
Stirling House, Cambridge Innovation Park, Denny End Road, Waterbeach, Cambridge, CB25 9QE
10 Fitzroy Square, London, W1T 5HP
13th Floor, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
Harwell Innovation Centre, 173 Curie Avenue, Harwell, Oxfordshire, OX11 0QG
2-5 Velocity Tower, 1 St Mary’s Square, Sheffield, S1 4LP

Our other locations

Immeuble Danica B, 21, avenue Georges Pompidou, Lyon Cedex 03, Lyon, 69486