• At Kemp Little, we are known for our ability to serve the very particular needs of a large but diverse technology client base. Our hands-on industry know-how makes us a good fit with many of the world's biggest technology and digital media businesses, yet means we are equally relevant to companies with a technology bias, in sectors such as professional services, financial services, retail, travel and healthcare.
  • Kemp Little specialises in the technology and digital media sectors and provides a range of legal services that are crucial to fast-moving, innovative businesses.Our blend of sector awareness, technical excellence and responsiveness, means we are regularly ranked as a leading firm by directories such as Legal 500, Chambers and PLC Which Lawyer. Our practice areas cover a wide range of legal issues and advice.
  • Our Commercial Technology team has established itself as one of the strongest in the UK. We are ranked in Legal 500, Chambers & Partners and PLC Which Lawyer, with four of our partners recommended.
  • Our team provides practical and commercial advice founded on years of experience and technical know-how to technology and digital media companies that need to be alert to the rules and regulations of competition law.
  • Our Corporate Practice has a reputation for delivering sound legal advice, backed up with extensive industry experience and credentials, to get the best results from technology and digital media transactions.
  • In the fast-changing world of employment law our clients need practical, commercial and cost-effective advice. They get this from our team of employment law professionals.
  • Our team of leading IP advisors deliver cost-effective, strategic and commercial advice to ensure that your IP assets are protected and leveraged to add real value to your business.
  • Our litigation practice advises on all aspects of dispute resolution, with a particular focus on ownership, exploitation and infringement of intellectual property rights and commercial disputes in the technology sector.
  • We have an industry-leading reputation for our outsourcing expertise. Our professionals deliver credible legal advice to providers and acquirers of IT and business process outsourcing (BPO) services.
  • We work alongside companies, many with disruptive technologies, that seek funding, as well as with the venture capital firms, institutional investors and corporate ventures that want to invest in exciting business opportunities.
  • Our regulatory specialists work alongside Kemp Little’s corporate and commercial professionals to help meet their compliance obligations.
  • With a service that is commercial and responsive to our clients’ needs, you will find our tax advice easy to understand, cost-effective and geared towards maximising your tax benefits.
  • At Kemp Little, we advise clients in diverse sectors where technology is fundamental to the ongoing success of their businesses.They include companies that provide technology as a service and businesses where the use of technology is key to their business model, enabling them to bring their product or service to market.
  • We bring our commercial understanding of digital business models, our legal expertise and our reputation for delivering high quality, cost-effective services to this dynamic sector.
  • Acting for market leaders and market changers within the media industry, we combine in-depth knowledge of the structural technology that underpins content delivery and the impact of digitisation on the rights of producers and consumers.
  • We understand the risks facing this sector and work with our clients to conquer those challenges. Testimony to our success is the continued growth in our team of professionals and the clients we serve.
  • We advise at the forefront of the technological intersection between life sciences and healthcare. We advise leading technology and data analytics providers, healthcare institutions as well as manufacturers of medical devices, pharmaceuticals and biotechnological products.
  • For clients operating in the online sector, our teams are structured to meet their commercial, financing, M&A, competition and regulatory, employment and intellectual property legal needs.
  • Our focus on technology makes us especially well positioned to give advice on the legal aspects of digital marketing. We advise on high-profile, multi-channel, cross-border cases and on highly complex campaigns.
  • The mobile and telecoms sector is fast changing and hugely dependent on technology advances. We help mobile and wireless and fixed telecoms clients to tackle the legal challenges that this evolving sector presents.
  • Whether ERP, Linux or Windows; software or infrastructure as a service in the cloud, in a virtualised environment, or as a mobile or service-oriented architecture, we have the experience to resolve legal issues across the spectrum of commercial computer platforms.
  • Our clients trust us to apply our solutions and know-how to help them make the best use of technology in structuring deals, mitigating key risks to their businesses and in achieving their commercial objectives.
  • We have extensive experience of advising customers and suppliers in the retail sector on technology development, licensing and supply projects, and in advising on all aspects of procurement and online operations.
  • Our legal professionals work alongside social media providers and users in relation to the commercial, privacy, data, advertising, intellectual property, employment and corporate issues that arise in this dynamic sector.
  • Our years of working alongside diverse software clients have given us an in-depth understanding of the dynamics of the software marketplace, market practice and alternative negotiating strategies.
  • Working with direct providers of travel services, including aggregators, facilitators and suppliers of transport and technology, our team has developed a unique specialist knowledge of the sector
  • Your life as an entrepreneur is full of daily challenges as you seek to grow your business. One of the key strengths of our firm is that we understand these challenges.
  • Kemp Little is trusted by some of the world’s leading luxury brands and some of the most innovative e-commerce retailers changing the face of the industry.
  • HR Bytes is an exclusive, comprehensive, online service that will provide you with a wide range of practical, insightful and current employment law information. HR Bytes members get priority booking for events, key insight and a range of employment materials for free.
  • FlightDeck is our portal designed especially with start-up and emerging technology businesses in mind to help you get your business up and running in the right way. We provide a free pack of all the things no-one tells you and things they don’t give away to get you started.

Event Archive

View slides and audio from past seminars and events. For lawyers, audio podcasts from Kemp Little training sessions can count towards non-accredited CPD. For further information please contact us.

HR Forum
Cheapside House, 138 Cheapside, London

29 July 2013 saw the introduction of Tribunal fees, “protected conversations”, a new, lower cap on unfair dismissal compensation and changes to employment tribunal rules of procedure. We’re only just starting to feel the effect of these changes but its likely that the changes implemented on 29 July (together with others due in the new year, including pre-claim conciliation periods) will have a real impact on the approach to employment tribunal litigation and settlement.

HR Forum
Cheapside House, 138 Cheapside, London

Dealing with maternity and paternity leave and flexible working requests can be tricky, and getting it wrong means exposing the business to expensive tribunal claims.  To complicate things further, this is one area of law in which the goalposts are constantly moving.  This practical session, which will include a case study using real life examples, will explore forthcoming changes in the law and their implications, together with a look at some of the more difficult areas in practice.

Other Events
Cheapside House, 138 Cheapside, London

Did you know.... A very high percentage of businesses taken to market do not sell. In a few hours you can find out why and, most importantly, how you can avoid it.

HR Forum
Cheapside House, 138 Cheapside, London

A comment by an employee on Twitter or Facebook can be flashed across the world in seconds, having a tremendous cross-border impact. Your HR policies and thinking on social media needs to be joined-up with your HR colleagues internationally. Hear perspectives from different European jurisdictions on the risks and solutions for employers, in this practical and user-friendly session.
This event brings together experts in social media and employment law from the UK, Germany, France and Italy to discuss the risks in their jurisdictions. They will provide best-practice hints and tips along with effective and easy-to-employ solutions to help legal counsel, HR and business managers to deal with the issues. Learn how to manage your business's interaction between employees and social media.

Corporate Counsel Forum
Cheapside House, 138 Cheapside, London

In today’s uncertain environment, many companies are planning to undertake divestments in order to raise cash or redeploy capital and reinvest in those businesses that are seen as more core. In this CCF we look at the issues that arise for the legal advisor in managing a divestment starting from the initial green light for the divestment through to its completion.

Corporate Counsel Forum
Cheapside House, 138 Cheapside, London

If 2013 is going to be known for anything in technology, it will be the year when many businesses undertake their first significant cloud computing project. In this CCF we looked at the lifecycle of the procurement of a cloud project, from the initial ‘green-light’ to the signature on the contract - and the issues faced by the legal advisor throughout the project

HR Forum
Cheapside House, 138 Cheapside, London

It’s a fascinating but unnerving time in the world of HR. With extensive and continuous changes to the legislation on recruitment, employee relations, termination of employment and Tribunal claims, keeping up to date is key. Combined with changes in the economy, the job market, the operation of the modern workplace and the use of social media as a business tool (amongst other matters), the role of HR in business is becoming increasingly complex.  This session will provide you with a straightforward, bite-sized summary of each of the key changes you need to know about in 2013, including practical guidance relevant to your business.

Corporate Counsel Forum
One America Square Conference Centre, One America Square, 17 Crosswall, London

In 2012 we all increased our awareness of social media legal issues and the crucial role of social media governance.  As the issues and the pitfalls look set to continue in 2013, all businesses need to know where to focus time, attention and budget in order to reap the benefits but mitigate the risks of social media.

Our social media law experts have succinctly packaged up best-practice hints and tips along with effective and easy-to-employ solutions to help legal counsel, business managers and directors deal with any issues that may arise. Join Paul Garland and Suzy Schmitz for this short, practical and interactive session and learn how to best manage your business's social media presence.

Other Events
Cheapside House, 138 Cheapside, London
Your business is possibly your most valuable asset you will ever have the opportunity to sell. Preparing for a sale well in advance of starting a sale exercise is CRITICAL to success. A very high percentage of businesses taken to market do not sell. In a few hours you can find out why and most importantly how you can avoid it. We are delighted to say that the Founder of GU James Averdieck, will be speaking. As well as the seminar from the team at bluebox, Kemp Little will be providing a "focus session" on the key legal and commercial issues arising on a sale and what a business owners should be considering in advance of their exit.
Other Events
Dexter House, No2 Royal Mint Court, London

Technology is liberating organisational and personal interactions from generations of constraints.   The cloud, social media, new devices and new ways of creating and consuming content are altering how we work and live, and data is emerging as the critical point of differentiation in an increasingly competitive world.  But government, chastened and emboldened since 2008, is regulating IT ever more closely – through sector specific regulation, IT standards, competition law and protection of consumers and personal data in online dealings, for example.   At the conference, we will take an in-depth look at how intellectual property, contract law and general and sector specific regulation are evolving to meet the challenges and opportunities of the cloud, social media and data in an increasingly IT enabled business world.

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