Law Services for Businesses Information Technology & Outsourcing

Leading information technology lawyers, advising on all aspects of your business’s IT projects and contracts.

MacRoberts has proven expertise in information technology law, and our team of leading intellectual property and IT practitioners advises clients on all aspects of IT contracts. We provide expert advice on IT procurement, outsourcing, managed service arrangements, software development, licencing and support, software distribution and reseller arrangements.

 

Our team also advises clients on matters relating to cloud computing, domain name issues and disputes, encryption and cryptography matters and website contracts, including terms and conditions, privacy policies and cookies policies.

 

 

Expert legal advice to support your projects

Our team acts for both UK-based and multinational organisations in the fields of internet and intranet usage, particularly in relation to issues around unauthorised access to systems and security incidents. Our excellent connections with leading IT forensic businesses ensure we can advise on such matters quickly and efficiently.

Market-leading experience

Our clients span all sectors of the Scottish economy, and we regularly work with public bodies, financial institutions, media and telecoms organisations, healthcare businesses, food and drink and textiles producers and hospitality and leisure businesses on their IT and outsourcing contracts.

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    Our team advises clients on the full range of data protection matters to ensure your business is fully compliant with the law.

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  • Intellectual Property

    Market-leading intellectual property lawyers helping you identify, protect, manage and commercialise your organisation’s intellectual assets.

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  • Commercial Contracts

    We can help you ensure your business’s contracts clearly reflect your intentions and protect the interests of your business.

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Our Awards & Accreditations

  • Shortlisted for Firm of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2022.

  • In 2016, we became one of the first law firms in Scotland to become Living Wage accredited employers.

  • Winners of Corporate & Commercial Team of the Year and Family Law Team of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2020.

  • Our Real Estate team won the Property Team of the Year Award at the British Legal Awards in 2018.

  • Winner of SME of the Year at the Scottish SME Awards 2017, hosted by Scottish Business Insider.

  • Highly Commended for Commercial Team of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2016.

  • We are a proud member of the Legal Sustainability Alliance, a network of law firms committed to working collaboratively to reduce our environmental impact

  • In 2019, MacRoberts achieved Cyber Essentials Plus certification, a UK Government entry-level information security standard. 

  • MacRoberts holds the ISO 9001:2015 certification for Quality Management, the most widely recognised quality management system standard in the world.

  • MacRoberts holds the ISO14001:2015 certification for Environmental Management, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to environmental awareness.

  • MacRoberts holds the ISO27001:2013 certification for Information Security, an internationally recognised security gold standard.

  • Business continuity is a critical element of the Business Management System at MacRoberts and we hold full accreditation with the ISO 22301:2019.

  • MacRoberts is a member of IP Inclusive, a network of intellectual property professionals working to make our community more equal, diverse and inclusive.

  • We are active members of the PRIME Programme – an organisation that focuses on ensuring a career in law is open to talent from all economic and social backgrounds.

  • MacRoberts supports the Scottish Business Pledge, a values-led partnership between Government and business that is based on boosting productivity and competitiveness through fairness, equality and sustainable employment.

  • We are supporters of the Partnership for Change, a network of organisations and individuals who share a common ambition to improve diversity on boards and in senior leadership.

  • We are a member of the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (ENEI), a UK-based not-for-profit organisation which helps employers build and maintain diverse teams and inclusive cultures through our membership, training, and consultancy services.

  • In 2022, MacRoberts was awarded enei's Silver TIDEMark. TIDE is enei's self-assessment evaluation and benchmarking tool which measures an organisation's overall approach and progress on diversity and inclusion.

  • MacRoberts is a Disability Confident employer, and are committed to disability equality across our firm.

  • MacRoberts fully supports flexible working practices and supports family-friendly working practices.

  • MacRoberts is a member of The Glass Network, Scotland's organisation for LGBT+ allied legal professionals.
  • In 2022, MacRoberts received a Bronze Award in Stonewall's Workplace Equality Index for our commitment to LGBTQI+ inclusivity in the workplace.

  • MacRoberts is a longstanding member of Scotland Food & Drink, the leading trade association for Scotland's food and drink industry.

  • MacRoberts is an Associate Member of SELECT, Scotland's largest construction trade association.