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Software

About

We advise on a broad range of areas within the ‘software life-cycle’:

  • Software Procurement - compliance with procurement rules, the preparation of tender documentation and the drafting of responses throughout the tender process.
  • Software Development - drafting and negotiating contracts to reflect the chosen method of development of the software, the agreed specification and other commercial terms.
  • Software Ownership - advice on the ownership of software (including issues of joint ownership) and the steps to be taken to ensure that rights are vested in the intended owner.
  • Software Licensing - drafting and negotiating software licence terms and royalty provisions.
  • Software Support - drafting and negotiating software support agreements, service level agreements (SLAs) and service credit regimes.
  • Transfer of Software Rights - advice on, and drafting contract terms for, the assignment of rights in software, and the effective transfer of rights and obligations in software related contracts.
  • Termination of Software Agreements - drafting termination and exit provisions in software contracts, and liaising with litigation colleagues to advise on options for termination of those contracts and liability for termination payments.

 

Key Contacts

Bill Thatcher - Partner

Bill Thatcher

Partner

+44 (0)1223 532709

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Kevin Fletcher - Consultant

Kevin Fletcher

Consultant

+44 (0)1604 463373

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Latest testimonials

“Hewitsons is an impressive practice – client-focused, efficient and effective. The firm punches well above its weight.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

“Great communication, reasonable fees, good value for the money.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

“The firm provides excellent partner expertise at highly competitive rates.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"They are an efficient, knowledgeable team, which is able to advise and carry out work on a variety of topics."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"Hewitsons provided us with timely legal support adhering to the scope of the service agreed."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

Latest testimonials

“I particularly liked the approach of Hewitsons in that we worked with the same lawyer from initial discussions and quotation through to completion of the sale. This meant there was good continuity throughout the project.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"In my experience Hewitsons is top of its class. It has experts in every field."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"Hewitsons is outstanding. It is professional, knowledgeable and efficient."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

Latest testimonials

“The firm provides excellent partner expertise at highly competitive rates.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"They are an efficient, knowledgeable team, which is able to advise and carry out work on a variety of topics."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"Hewitsons provided us with timely legal support adhering to the scope of the service agreed."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500