Harper James strengthens technology expertise with new appointment

Harper James strengthens technology expertise with new appointment

We’re continuing to expand our team and are delighted to announce the appointment of Rob Court as a specialist information technology and commercial lawyer.

Rob started out at Macfarlanes LLP before moving in-house, gaining experience in the Energy and Utilities sector at a subsidiary of United Utilities PLC, as well as Telecommunications and IT sectors. In his previous role, Rob spent 13 years working as in-house counsel for one of Europe’s largest privately owned IT reseller and service aggregators.

A selection of noteworthy deals Rob assisted with includes:

  • £24m nationwide managed services outsourcing agreement (railway operator);
  • £4m project installation, migration and ongoing managed services agreement (UK charity);
  • £36m 10 year hardware maintenance agreement; (household name gaming company)
  • £60m 5 year global software supply agreement; (global pharmaceutical);
  • £10m software supply agreement (global courier company)

A more detailed list of services Rob can assist with is available on his profile page.

Toby Harper, CEO and founder, welcomed the news: 'I am pleased to welcome Rob into our team here at Harper James Solicitors. His tremendous skills and expertise will place us in an even stronger position to serve the business legal needs of our varied client base moving forward.'

Rob said he was delighted to have become a part of the team here: 'It is terrific to have joined such a highly innovative and well regarded practice as Harper James,' he said. It’s a great challenge for me moving from an in-house background where I’ve spent most of my career and I look forward to developing great relationships with new and existing clients alike. '

'In the short time I’ve been here I’ve been amazed by how many truly cutting edge clients that we work with and it’s a real pleasure to help not only those clients who are building their brands, product and service portfolios from the ground up but also to assist some of our more established clients achieve their objectives. I’ve always wanted to offer an in-house level of service to clients from a private practice setting and there was a great synergy between my own principles in respect of this which made the opportunity to join a no-brainer.'

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