• 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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Specialisms

  • Technology litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution
  • Disputes relating to IT and outsourcing
  • Renegotiation of distressed technology projects
  • Intellectual property claims, particularly trade marks, passing off, copyright design rights, database rights and database copyright, and confidential information

Robert Griffiths

Senior Associate

About:

Robert is a senior associate who specialises in technology litigation. He has advised both suppliers and customers on a wide range of IT and outsourcing issues and has particular experience in dealing with IT contract disputes relating to the performance of IT systems, overcharging for outsourced services, software and software licences, as well as advising on termination issues and internet and domain name disputes. He is a member of the Society for Computers and Law.

He also advises clients on disputes relating to all aspects of soft IP, and has recently advised clients on claims relating to trade marks, copyright, registered and unregistered design rights, confidential information, database copyright and database rights. Robert has particular expertise in advising the fashion industry, having acted for some of the world’s leading fashion and luxury goods brands.

Robert qualified in 2009 and joined Kemp Little in July 2016 from Penningtons Manches.  He has a degree in Law and Politics from the University of Nottingham (2004).

Representative work:

  • Advising a Japanese global household name technology company in relation to a number of claims arising out of irregularities discovered in contractual audits of RPO contracts.
  • Acting for the Claimant in a complex and substantial Technology and Construction Court dispute relating to the design of a data centre storage solution for a hosted software application.
  • Obtaining and maintaining an urgent without-notice injunction directing Vodafone to reinstate roaming services it had contracted to provide to our client. GigSky ApS v Vodafone Roaming Services S.A.R.L (Commercial Court) (16 October 2015)
  • Defending a European consortium against £multimillion claims of copyright infringement arising out of the alleged breach of an open source software licence.
  • Acting for 4 defendants in a complex multiparty dispute arising out of a failed website joint venture. Claims include infringement of database right, trademark infringement and passing off, misuse of confidential information, data security breaches, diversion of funds and a domain name dispute.
  • Providing IP and brand protection advice to some of the world’s foremost luxury fashion brands, including claims for trademark infringement, passing off, copyright infringement (including works of artistic craftsmanship), and registered and unregistered designs.
  • Advising a multi-national off-price retailer in relation to the clearance of products for sale in the EU and defending intellectual property claims – predominantly in relation to parallel imports and other trademark and copyright infringement.
  • Acting for a beauty pageant organiser in an IPEC claim for trade mark infringement and passing off.
  • Advising a Defendant licensee of a database in relation to a substantial claim for infringement of database right and database copyright and breach of licence by the licensor.
  • Advising a Defendant healthcare software company in relation to a claim for breach of copyright, misuse of confidential information and Data Protection Act infringement arising out of a contract with an outsourced Indian software developer.
  • Acting on a multi-million pound High Court claim for breach of patent licence, culminating in an 18 day trial.
  • Acting on a concurrent action between the same parties relating to improvements to the licensed patents (ITAB MK Limited v Gray and anor. [2009] EWHC 3290 (Ch))