About Us

The firm was established in 2003, by a group of senior lawyers with in‑house experience. We felt that private practice could serve its technology clients better by adopting a more practical, commercially‑aware approach to negotiation and problem-solving.

Our approach

We see ourselves as a different kind of law firm, offering a different kind of legal service. What our “in-house” approach means in practice is that we will:

  • Deliver advice that is relevant, useful and clear – not just abstract legal commentary
  • Advise on practical measures to manage legal risk – not just point out problems
  • Drive your contract negotiations forward to signature – not just respond to events.

We advise on everything from simple commercial contracts up to largest outsourcing transactions, working as part of your project team to make sure that the legal advice reflects the needs of your business. The firm has a reputation for giving practical advice that involves taking a balanced, commercially-minded approach to legal issues, and for maintaining a friendly and collaborative negotiating style even in the most challenging negotiations.

Our clients

Our client list encompasses both service providers and customer organisations.

On the service provider side, we advise the entire range of businesses from start-ups to ‘Tier 1’ global suppliers, and we have worked on many of the biggest outsourcing deals signed in the United Kingdom.

On the customer side, we provide advice on IT and outsourcing contracts to organisations in a wide range of sectors, including asset management and financial services, construction, housebuilding, insurance, energy and logistics.

Be Collective provides a digital solution to connect volunteering, giving, organisations, outcomes and social value. Working across all sectors (charities, business, education, government, volunteer bodies and community groups), Be Collective is a digital platform for mobilising goodwill, enabling individuals and organisations to partner and collaborate for the benefit of their communities.

Broadridge is a global Fintech leader that provides communications and technology solutions that power corporate governance, capital markets and wealth and investment management. Codified Legal advises Broadridge on the drafting and negotiation of contracts for software and outsourced services with leading banks and other financial institutions based in the UK and throughout the world.

Capgemini is a global leader in consulting, digital transformation, technology, and engineering services. The Group is at the forefront of innovation to address the entire breadth of clients’ opportunities in the evolving world of cloud, digital and platforms.

Crest Nicholson is a leading residential housebuilder operating in the Southern half of England and the Midlands, with an emphasis on creating well designed, high quality homes in sustainable communities. They deliver homes for first time buyers and larger family homes, including a mixture of houses and apartments as well as some commercial premises as part of the larger developments.

DeadHappy is a digital-first insurance provider, disrupting the life insurance market. It has sold 7,800+ total life insurance policies with total cover in excess of £1 billion as at August 2020. The company was recognised by Tech Nation as one of the top 15 fintechs to watch in 2020.

Grafton Group plc is a building materials distributor and DIY retailer with operations in the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands, and is listed in the FTSE-250.


Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., guides customers from what’s now to what’s next by solving their digital challenges. Working alongside each customer, Hitachi Vantara applies its unmatched industrial and digital capabilities to their data and applications to benefit both business and society.

As a digital-first technology services provider, Probrand provides IT products, managed IT services and solutions to over 3,500 clients across small to medium-sized businesses and the public sector. It helps customers procure IT more efficiently via a ground-breaking marketplace platform, and enables businesses to run, manage and transform operations through a portfolio of world-class IT services and solutions.

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What our clients say

The firm is recognised as one of the leading specialist IT law practices in the main legal directories, The Legal 500 and Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession. Here’s what some of our clients have to say.

They did what they promised, which was to help us get the contract signed, on time and within the allocated legal budget.

Group IT Director, Crest Nicholson Plc

They ‘go the extra mile’ in terms of providing us with the appropriate communications to support the work that they produce for us.

EMEA General Counsel, Hitachi Vantara

This team provides answers and ideas, not problems.

General Counsel UK & Ireland, Multinational outsourcing service provider

It’s the first time we have been able to truly outsource an area of legal work where the provider makes our internal client their own responsibility.

Head of Legal, Asset management business

We were impressed by their commercial acumen and the depth of their legal expertise.

Chief Counsel – International, Broadridge Financial Solutions Ltd

Contact us

Codified Legal has offices in London and Birmingham.
0845 351 9090

London Office

Codified Legal Limited
7 Stratford Place

London contacts:

Jeremy Newton 0845 351 9094
Gavin Wakefield 0845 351 9093

Birmingham Office

Codified Legal Limited
The Colmore Building
20 Colmore Circus
B4 6AT

Birmingham contacts:

Stephen Ollerenshaw: 0845 351 9092