Alastair specialises in commercial IT and technology related matters. He has extensive experience in advising on large-scale technology implementations, licensing, the use of cloud based solutions, outsourcing and development projects frequently in the financial services, insurance, telecoms and transport sectors (where there is often a cross-over between the technology related issues and regulation involved). Alastair also works regularly with a number of retail sector clients on technology and ecommerce related projects.

In parallel, Alastair advises clients on data protection issues most commonly relating to the use and transfer of customer data (particularly in the context of the type of project referred to above) and has experience in the exploitation of intellectual property rights, particularly relating to software development, the use of open source software and websites. This also involves the support of corporate transactions in these areas, together with advising on linked transitional services arrangements.

Alastair wrote and maintains the Thomson Reuters ‘PLC' practice note on ‘Outsourcing in the Insurance Sector' and contributes other similar work for LexisPSL. He is also regularly involved in client training and seminars on IT related matters and has spoken at a number of Fintech events in the UK and US. 

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"What he doesn't know about IT isn't worth knowing and he's fantastic with us as a client. He really is our go-to person."

Chambers and Partners 2017

“Extremely business minded” and "very good at cutting down to the core of the problem and finding a solution that works for both parties."

Chambers and Partners 2016