‘Richard is widely recognised as one of the world’s top IT lawyers.’
With over 30 years’ experience at the leading edge of IT law practice, Richard is widely recognised as one of the world’s top IT lawyers. He has built an outstanding reputation for advice that combines commerciality and client service with innovative legal solutions to the business challenges of technology development, deployment and regulation.
As an IT lawyer, Richard has been top ranked in the leading legal directories for 20 years. Who’s Who Legal TMT 2017 recently identified him as one of the top 5 IT lawyers in EMEA, singling out his ‘innovative practice focusing on strategic commercial and regulatory work for tech giants, financial institutions and start-ups’.
As a law firm leader, Richard has a track record of innovation and achievement. He set up Kemp & Co in 1997 and led Kemp Little into the top rank of UK IT firms in 2011 and as the only specialist practice ranked in the ‘FT Law 50’ each year from 2006 to 2012. He established Kemp IT Law in 2014 and the firm has won more than 20 awards and nominations for legal expertise, innovation and legal business leadership in its first 3 years.
Deirdre is an experienced IT lawyer who joined Kemp IT Law in May 2016.
Deirdre trained with Allen & Overy and on qualification in 2007 joined the Communications, Technology and Media Team.
In 2010 Deirdre joined Morrison & Foerster’s Technology Transactions Group where she worked for six years, until joining Kemp IT Law.
While at Allen & Overy and MoFo, she advised a broad range of clients on commercial, information technology, intellectual property and data protection law issues. She has also spent time on secondment advising the treasury services team at a leading international bank and the EURMEA business of a global medical device company.
Deirdre has substantial information technology, commercial and intellectual property law expertise for technology buy-side clients in the digital media, financial services, healthcare, life sciences and pharmaceuticals industries, both in the UK and internationally. On the technology provider side, Deirdre has extensive experience working with hardware manufacturers and software developers on product development, supply chain and their UK and European licensing and distribution models.
Nooreen is an experienced IT lawyer who joined Kemp IT Law in October 2016.
Nooreen gained a first class degree in law from SOAS, University of London and trained with Kemp Little, joining the Commercial Technology Team on qualification in 2003.
Shortly after qualifying, Nooreen went in-house and has worked in the legal departments of a number of large financial services institutions, namely, the Royal Bank of Scotland, Aviva Investors and GM Financial, as well as financial services technology provider, DST Global Solutions. Nooreen has worked across a range of commercial, procurement, IT, IP and data protection legal issues and has particular experience of technology transformation, integration and outsourcing agreements and the roll-out of software and communications applications and services.