The UK has a thriving technology, media and telecommunications sector – with a tech cluster in the Thames Valley alone, home to over 6000 businesses, ranging from entrepreneurial start-ups to large global corporates.

At Pitmans we understand the demands of this fluid, fast-paced industry and the challenges businesses face to survive and prosper in such an ambitious and competitive environment.

Our broad, well-balanced team offers our clients deep technology, media and telecoms sector knowledge with extensive expertise and experience across the fields of technology, cyber security as well as digital and social media. Services include cybersecurity, commercial contracts, dispute resolution, e-commerce, employment law, intellectual property and reputation management.

We have wide experience regularly acting for FTSE 250 businesses, NASDAQ-listed companies and other large multinationals, as well as smaller software providers, creative companies and technology start-ups. Clients include Gamma Telecom, Humax, Orangebox, Sky, Toshiba, Vodafone, Westcoast.

Case studies

Pitmans acted on the sale and subsequent re-investment by the shareholders on the management buy out of A World of Buzz Limited, the parent company of World of Books and, the UK’s principal seller of used books, DVDs, CDs and console games. This was a complicated deal involving a private equity backed acquirer, managers’ re-investing, founders reinvesting and debt funding, undertaken in seven weeks.

Advising a large telecom business in a High Court dispute regarding the termination of a Channel Partner Agreement.

A longstanding, close relationship with a leading IT distributor, resulting in the secondment of one of our team to establish an in-house legal team for our client. We continue to assist with distribution and reselling agreements and other complex matters including litigation, corporate and other work.

Advised our client on their cross-border sale to Silicon Valley technology company


“The level of service has always been exemplary; they are fast to respond, proactive in approach and have a deep understanding of our firm due to a long-standing relationship”

“Team of consummate lawyers, who have a remarkable depth of knowledge and experience”

Legal 500