We know that in the fast-paced world of Technology & Digital, keeping up to date with technology law is absolutely vital.
Our team of experts from around the business are here to help, bringing real-world experience and specialist knowledge to the table to make sure you find a way to solve your technology concerns.
When it comes to Technology, we’re confident that we know what we’re talking about and we’ll provide easy to digest advice, covering contract and licence work, IP, data, payment platforms, competition, corporate and regulatory & compliance issues to name just a few.
We act for both suppliers and customers throughout the sector, advising on a wide range of technology law issues. Our work is usually related to the development, implementation, or operation of innovative services or products.
We’re specialists in edge technology (including Artificial Intelligence and blockchain) and frequently give advice on the IP implications of these exciting new technologies.
We also advise our clients on contracts and licences to help them get the best out of the technology within their business. And if disputes involving technology do arise, we can help with that too – including those that are under licensing.
We want to help our clients develop the value in their technology, which often means identifying and protecting their intellectual property rights. We also help realise this value, guiding our clients through any ancillary challenges that present themselves, be they regulatory, corporate or employment law matters.
We know that modern technology companies need to scale fast. Our technology lawyers work closely with our venture capital team, who specialise in helping fast-growth technology companies in overcoming the challenges that arise when scaling at pace. See our venture capital page for more details on how we can help you successfully and efficiently raise the capital you need to grow.
There’s an enormous amount going on in the technology sector: we’re seeing an increase in the development of platforms, investment in Tech and Digital start-ups being prioritised by investment houses, and a desire to explore new technologies (including from a CRM perspective), such as AI, NFTs and Crypto. And with more and more clients looking to technology to solve or manage their ESG compliance issues, our work is more relevant than ever.
Keeping on top of the latest developments is really important, but we know it can be time consuming. That’s why we provide a fortnightly round-up, summarising the latest legal and non-legal news.
And while you’re here, why not take a look at our top 10 tech related legal trends to look out for in 2023? You can also find all the latest technology and digital content from the firm on our #WMTechTalk portal here.
We also deliver regular webinars and can design bespoke training sessions tailored to your needs. In our recent recording, you can listen to Sally Mewies (our Head of Technology & Digital) introducing blockchain and smart contracts.
This year, we’re proud to be an Executive sponsor of the Leeds Digital Festival 2023. Read more here.
On 3 July, Walker Morris’ Technology and Digital team published a white paper, “Digital adoption: The transformative power of in-house legal teams“.
The report surveyed 500 in-house legal professionals within large businesses to identify attitudes and organisational behaviours toward digital transformation projects involving technologies such as: AI, Cloud, Automation, Metaverse, Blockchain and more.
The report identified some remarkable findings, highlighting:
Click below to download our whitepaper to find out more.
We have launched a dedicated Factory of the Future microsite, specially developed to provide advice and expertise that companies need to leverage the benefits of smart technology and embrace robot revolutions.
Whether you’re at the start of your technology journey, or already using smart processes – the Factory of the Future microsite helps you identify key risks and challenges through its project timeline. There’s also a knowledge hub with tailored insights and events.
“Working with Walker Morris was an absolute pleasure and the best interaction I’ve had with a lawyer.”
“They’re an excellent firm. They have been very good. I’d highlight their technical expertise and depth of knowledge.”
“What makes them stand out is that they take the time to know and understand our business, which has got some unusual aspects to it, but they invested that time.”
“Outstanding client list and first class quality of both contentious and non-contentious partners.”
“I can’t think of anyone else I’d go to.”
Head of Technology & Digital
Intellectual Property, Trade Marks & Designs