About

LloydLaw is a boutique law firm based in London offering specialist legal services to businesses operating in the tech sector.


We aim to provide a professional and personal service tailored to the needs of each client. Our advice is practical and our rates are competitive.


For further information, email info@lloydlaw.co.uk

Our Services

LloydLaw is a boutique law firm based in London offering specialist legal services to businesses operating in the tech sector:

Information Technology

Drafting and negotiating IT contracts– largely acting for suppliers of IT services including detailed analysis of legal risk, intellectual property rights and software licences, maintenance and support agreements, disaster recovery, data protection, indemnities and limits of liability, insurance, consultancy, and software development. 

Advising on agile development, cloud computing and platform technologies.

Internet

Advising businesses offering services to consumers. Offer and acceptance, terms and conditions, privacy, data protection, payment, consumer contracts, disclaimers.

Creating and advising on white label agreements for commercial relationships. 

Commercial

Advising start up companies (internet, PR, fashion) on contractual relationships, branding (including IP and trade marks), data protection, and dispute resolution (without going to court).

Advice on protecting business secrets, confidential information, patents, copyright, restrictive covenants. 

Advised perfume brand in dispute with supplier – settled at mediation. 

Sport

Sport Resolutions – acted for professional rugby league player who had committed ADRV. Took proceedings through to settlement just before National Anti-Doping Panel Hearing. 

Acting for professional skier in relation to sponsorship arrangements. 

Acting for a polar explorer on sponsorship agreements and IP rights. 

Mediation

Mark is an accredited CEDR mediator. 

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FAQs

1. Do you certify documents?

The short answer is “no”. We have found over the years that it takes far too much time for what is essentially a free service. If you need documents to be certified we would suggest that you either approach very large law firms where there are lots of solicitors which means they have spare capacity or look at other options as set out in the Government guidance:

https://www.gov.uk/certifying-a-document

2. Do you charge from the first contact (email/phone) or do you offer free “initial” advice?

We don’t actually charge anything until we have considered the nature of the work, given you an estimate of likely fees and set up a client relationship. That means you should always know when you are going to get charged and inevitably means that we do offer free initial advice.

3. How much do you charge?

It very much depends on the nature of the work. We can charge by the hour (currently £300 an hour plus VAT) or we can offer capped or fixed fees in which we limit the amount of time we spend. We always provide an estimate of our fees before we start work and we are professionally obliged to keep you up to date with costs as matters progress.

4. Are you regulated? How can I check?

LloydLaw LLP is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. The Law Society maintains a register of all regulated  solicitors in England and Wales which can be found at https://solicitors.lawsociety.org.uk/

5. How much insurance cover do you have?

Actually no one ever asks this question, but they probably should. All regulated firms of solicitors are legally obliged to carry professional indemnity insurance which in LloydLaw’s case is limited to £3 million. Our insurance is provide by the International Insurance Company of Hannover SE.

Our Team

Mark Lloyd – Partner

Mark is a UK qualified solicitor with over 20 years experience advising businesses in the tech sector.

He set up his own law firm in 1997 to focus on internet related law and that firm became LloydLaw LLP in 2005.

Since then he has gained extensive experience working with businesses both big and small in what remains a rapidly changing world.
In recent years, Mark has qualified as a CEDR mediator and has been involved offering pro bono legal services to Sports Resolutions.

Outside work, Mark is a keen cyclist and a qualified UK Athletics running coach, running a regular group in Battersea Park.

Hannah Lloyd – Admin and Marketing Assistant

As a recent graduate of the University of Sheffield and a background in Events Management, from festivals to art fairs, Hannah is experienced in supporting the administrative side of the bigger picture.

Outside work, Hannah is a singer-songwriter and musician, gigging in and around London and recording and writing music. 

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