Partners, our specialist litigation & dispute resolution Solicitors have
the skills and experience to handle even the most complex IT, technology,
telecoms or outsourcing dispute, across any legal jurisdiction. This area of law requires a hybrid of
skillsets capable of understanding not only the technical aspects of the
dispute but also the ability to make sense of often highly complex contracts
between a range of parties. Most
businesses and organisations enter into contractual relationships with
technology providers, whether in relation to networking, telecoms, computing,
security, cloud business applications or any other IT related needs. As such, contractual disputes occur all too
Our specialist IT dispute services
delivery and performance disputes
of licensing terms
to fulfil obligations in the context of Joint Ventures and partnerships
disputes due to theft or misuse of company data
property (i.e. computer software code and design)
breaches (i.e. data protection/GDPR, Basel II and III for financial services,
healthcare, and public sector)
One area of
common dispute relates to service level agreements, whereby promised
performance targets in relation to service response or resolution times have
been routinely breached.
We can assist
clients at any stage of a dispute with a technology provider, whether putting
the other party on notice regarding performance concerns, entering into
alternative dispute resolution (ADR) or formal litigation.
that formal litigation is not always advantageous in contexts whereby the
relationship with a third-party IT provider is strategically imperative, and
there is no desire to terminate contractual relations. It may be that it has taken considerable
time, money and resource to reach a specific point in a joint venture or
partnership project, and hence the goal is to purely resolve a specific matter
and preserve the relationship. In such
cases, ADR can be truly effective.
team can also advise in relation to disputes arising from misselling, whereby a
technology provider of any type has misrepresented their technical or delivery
capabilities. In such situations, you
may be seeking to terminate your contract or to find ways to resolve the
matter, perhaps by seeking damages for losses.
Partners are also able to provide legal guidance in relation to breaches of
your IT security, including breaches of data and intellectual property. If an IT provider or information processor
(as in the context of the GDPR) has placed data held by your organisation at
risk or caused it to be unlawfully acquired through a cyber attack, we can
Why choose Lavelle Partners to assist you with IT Disputes?
a full-service law firm, our IT dispute and litigation Solicitors can tap into
the combined knowledge of our specialist law practitioners in the areas of
contract law, intellectual property, and corporate and commercial law to assist
with your matter. This means the advice
and representation we offer has been considered from all possible legal angles,
and, therefore, has the best chance of a positive outcome.
team have handled many large disputes relating to technology of all types, and
therefore have the specific skills to interpret and understand the technical
aspects of such matters.
are a partner-led firm, meaning the partner you meet will manage your case and
be available to you if you have any questions.
Solicitors are approachable, intelligent, and pragmatic. When it comes to handling IT disputes, we will assess your situation objectively and provide a
clear strategy to move your matter forward.
For further information regarding IT
Disputes in Ireland, please contact Lavelle Partners in
confidence on (01) 644 5800.