Matt is an Associate Director in the Corporate / Commercial team. Having qualified as a solicitor in 2011 Matt has spent his time at two large regional firms within the South-West of England specialising in Commercial law his whole career. Matt joined Emms Gilmore Liberson at the end of February 2017.
Matt has spent his entire legal career as a specialist commercial solicitor, drafting, negotiating and advising his clients in respect of their trading agreements and their supplier and customer relationships. In particular he has developed a particular specialism in advising his clients in respect of IT and software matters. He has twice been recognised in the Legal500 as a ranked individual in respect of this expertise. Matt regularly advises on Software as a Service (SaaS) agreements, software development and app development agreements. He also advises on the wider range of commercial matters such as trading terms and conditions, manufacturing agreement, distribution and agency relationships.
Of particular note, Matt has recently advised on:
- A large Plc client entering into a joint venture with a software company for the resale of the software company’s SaaS solution into the Plc’s client base.
- A software developer client’s submission to the governments’ G-Cloud portal. The client has developed a novel, software based, solution to be used by various security services, including the police and has taken advice from Matt in respect of its avenues to market.
- A start-up mobile-app company that is in the process of developing and launching a new ‘social-media’ app that aims to revolutionise the professional networking scene internationally.
Matt is a firm believer that his role is that of a business adviser, rather than just a solicitor, and that clients expect much more from their solicitors than just getting legal answers to, what are often, commercial questions.
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