Digital and IT

Our team of technology lawyers is highly experienced and skilled, with the ability to provide practical, commercial solutions to complex problems in a cost effective and responsive way; so that you get the advice you need when you need it.

Many of our team have experience working in-house on technology matters or within tech businesses and so appreciate the issues that face the industry, have an interest in technology generally and understand the importance of giving legally accurate, but commercially appropriate, advice.

Our experienced team can work with you on the following:

  • Software development contracts – agile and traditional
  • Click wrap, cloud and on-premise software licences
  • SaaS, PaaS and IaaS and other cloud-based tech delivery models
  • Standard terms and conditions of sale and purchase – online and offline
  • Software and hardware procurement and implementation projects
  • Tech based research and development arrangements
  • Collaborations and contractual joint ventures
  • Website development contracts
  • Support and maintenance contracts
  • Framework agreements and call off terms
  • IP licences
  • Outsourcing and managed services arrangements
  • Acceptable use policies
  • Data processing arrangements

Our clients cover the full range of digital businesses from international software companies and digital marketing businesses to emerging digital media and managed IT services businesses.

Membership organisations

We use Square One Law because they are accessible, they are North East-based and they get the business. They’ve got a great work ethos with regard to helping businesses like ours and a great team. It’s like having an in-house lawyer to deal with our HR issues, contract issues, fundraising – they are at the end of the phone and they’ve been with us since day one.

Neil Herron. CEO, Grid Smarter Cities,
Grid Smarter Cities – General/Digital & IT

I greatly value the highly commercial and well co-ordinated multidisciplinary approach of the Square One Law team. Their response times and flexibility are first class and they work well as an extended part of the Able team as well as collaboratively with other professionals and our customers. The range of services we use them for includes acquisition and large scale brownfield development, general property work, employment, commercial contracts including construction and demolition, car storage, procurement and outsourcing and litigation. As a business we work extensively in the energy, oil and gas and offshore wind sectors and they are well used to supporting our work in these sectors.

Peter Stephenson, Executive Chairman, Able UK,
Able – Energy

Gillian is tenacious, diligent and very determined. In addition, and what I particularly welcome, is the fact that she is fully prepared to challenge the view of the client and to make a firm recommendation rather than just sit back and react to a client’s aspiration.

Peter Stephenson, Executive Chairman, Able UK,

Square One Law’s property team always manage to go that extra mile to ensure that their client is not only fully aware of the issues – and many of our deals involve an unusual level of complexity, often linked to issues of potential land contamination – but also to be pro-active in coming up with solutions. This enlightened approach seems to be in contrast to more conventional legal firms who seem to just sit back and await instruction. Innovative thinking is their stock in trade and that is certainly what we both need and welcome.

Neil Etherington, Group Development Director, Able UK,
Able – Property

It is important to have a strong and trusted team of professional advisers. That is why I use Square One Law.

Peter Stephenson, Executive Chairman, Able UK,
Able UK – Corporate

We needed an adviser who can be reactive to our needs because when its complex you need someone who is going to stay close to the detail and react quickly to enable you to complete the transaction. We wanted a firm where we could have access at partner level throughout the whole process and we wanted to use a local firm who had knowledge of the region that we were going to be building the plant in, so Square One Law were our partner in this project.

Dr Steve Mahon, CEO, Armstrong Energy,
Armstrong Energy – Corporate/Energy


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What our clients say

It is important to have a strong and trusted team of professional advisers. That is why I use Square One Law.

Peter Stephenson, Executive Chairman, Able UK,

The Square One Law team are excellent. They always provide us not only with rapid, detailed and most of all, cost effective guidance but also advice that is very commercial.

Trevor Silver, Chairman, Landid,

We’ve worked with Square One Law across our business from the start. They understand our proposition and can deliver in terms of us achieving quick turnaround times for our customer base, which will promote new benchmarks for the industry.

Stephen Pratt, Head of Originations, Atom Bank,
Able UK – Corporate
Landid – Property
Atom Bank – Corporate