Driven by technology, the world is changing faster than ever before. You need lawyers able to advise you in the context of rapid and constant change in your market and business environments. Talk to us if you want technology solicitors who are able and willing to work in new areas of law and winning cases which set precedents in their specialist fields.

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Nicola McNeely

Working with entrepreneurial and innovative people in Wales and across the UK, especially in advanced manufacturing and technology businesses, is a pleasure, and I focus on working closely with clients to solve their problems and really understand how their businesses work. That understanding enables me to give succinct and pragmatic advice.

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Our expertise

As technology has driven significant change across many industry sectors, so our specialist legal technology expertise has grown. Our legal tech experts are based within tech ecosystems and industry clusters whether that is Cyber, AI, Blockchain, Crypto or NFTs. We are regularly invited to speak at national and global tech conferences.

We are technology legal advisors to start-ups, high growth companies and national and international businesses, with a range of expertise including:

  • IP value creation, protection and enforcement
  • Contracts/collaborations/joint ventures/spin outs
  • Commercial opportunities for development including transactional IP e.g. licensing, distribution, sale and transfer of IP rights
  • Data protection and data management
  • M&A deals
  • Exit planning.

Emerging and recently established technology can be game changers for your business when they lead to changes in the law and how it is interpreted. Talk to us for expert legal advice on NFTs, IoT, AI, robotics, 5G, blockchain, crypto, digital assets, big data, SaaS, the cloud or digital economy.

Our clients

The common denominator among our clients, is that they value working with people who are as passionate, engaged and entrepreneurial in their outlook and practice as they are.

Being expert lawyers in technology law is a given, it is our attitude and sense of purpose which makes the difference between ‘good enough’ and ‘great’ legal advice.

Whether you’re a global or national business, or early-stage start-up entrepreneur, clients trust our expertise, connections and advice, which means that our legal experts become part of your trusted advisor network.

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Keep yourself updated

We produce a quarterly newsletter, Tech Law, which covers the latest news and developments impacting the technology sector.

Each issue features articles from our specialist technology advisors covering a range of issues including cryptocurrency, intellectual property, cyber law, disputes and international impacts.

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Hear what our clients say about us

Nicola has a lot of knowledge in the crypto market.

Chambers and Partners UK Guide 2024

Nicola works in an un-rivalled way, from my personal experience. She is patient, tenacious, 100% committed, always there when you need her (often at the drop of a hat) and excels in her field. I’d thoroughly recommend her!

Nick Proctor CEO of Amber Energy

The team quickly and effectively: 1) Identified the level of my experience with IP legalities 2) Understood the particular applications of the technology under development and therefore potential associated commercial risks 3) Communicated the situation and options clearly, demonstrating deep prior relevant experience of similar experiences.

Legal 500 2024 – Intellectual Property

Inger is pragmatic in her approach and works hard to simplify and ease the process. She is a pleasure to work with.

Technology Angel Investor – Inger Anson

Inger has provided excellent support and strong advice with clear explanations. Her commercial understanding is second to none and her negotiation skills are of the highest standard.

Cleantech Investment Manager – Inger Anson

I cannot recommend Nicola McNeely highly enough. I have never engaged a more professional, polished, knowledgeable and commercially astute lawyer in my career.

Legal 500 – Nicola McNeely

We have worked with Clare for many years, during which time she has supported us through a wide range of challenges, large and small, always providing a frank, pragmatic, balanced, detailed and friendly approach, helping us to understand the key legal issues at play and strategies to get the best outcomes.

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