July 28, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Andrew Rankin joins from Vertex Data Science Ltd. Responsible for a range of non-contentious commercial and technology work, Andrew has particular expertise in business process outsourcing in the utility sector, software licensing, and agreements for the design implementation and delivery of technology projects.

With three years' experience, Andrew Thomas will focus on non-contentious IT law, including systems development and implementation, software licensing, website terms and conditions, as well as intellectual property rights and data protection.

Pauline Cowie, technology and commerce partner at Beachcroft in Manchester, said: "An increasing number of clients are seeking specialist IT skills from law firms, not only here in the North West, but across the UK and abroad. Technology underpins the work of so many businesses today, as well as enabling new channels to market, so there is no doubt that this demand will continue.

"Our aim is to build a leading Northern technology and commerce team that can deliver expert advice to clients across the region, and support our national technology group in meeting the needs of companies throughout the country."


For more information, please contact:

Debbie Garritty/Emily Goehler, Bell Pottinger North /
Tel: 01625 506444