Frank is a lawyer specialising in all manner of commercial contracts with specialisms in cloud & technology, data security & intellectual property. His clients come to him not just for his specialist legal advice but also rely upon him for his can-do mentality and his pragmatic approach to solving problems and managing risk, helping to maximise return on investment. Clients say his robust but pragmatic contracts that allocate risk now, have helped them avoid costly court battles later. Independent directory Legal 500 2017 says “Practice head Frank Jennings has a strong track record advising on cloud technology.”

Examples of work include:

Cloud & technology work:

  • Advising IT / cloud providers on contractual arrangements including managed / cloud services, reselling and brokering arrangements
  • Advising those looking to buy cloud / IT services to identify and reduce legal risks
  • Advising on migrations from on-premise to cloud
  • Drafting of SaaS, IaaS, MSP, hosting terms
  • Advising on outsourcing arrangements
  • Advising on software and mobile app development & licensing including using agile methodology, digital & media issues, big data and business intelligence
  • Regularly invited as expert speaker on how to manage cloud & data risks including provider insolvency, “as is” service, government snooping, loss of data exclusions and service credits

Commercial contracts & IP work:

  • Advising on various commercial matters including terms of sale, manufacturing, distribution and agency, provision of content and services, consultancy & confidentiality / NDAs
  • Advising various clients on IP licensing including copyright, trade marks / patents / brands / domain names. Also franchising and sponsorship

Data compliance

  • Advising on interpretation of Data Protection Act and General Data Protection Regulation
  • Advising on compliance and avoiding data fines (especially after the Safe Harbour annulment)
  • Advising on how to handle data subject access requests

What clients say:

  • “Frank advises us on a number of our core activities including the technology contracts for application development and content delivery platforms. He is approachable, knowledgeable and turns around projects quickly; just what you need from your lawyer.” Adam Sewell, CIO at Copyright Licensing Agency
  • “I have worked with Frank at both IBM and Blackfoot. He has one of those rare legal minds that not only understand the legal issues, but how they are applied to achieve the best possible commercial outcome for his clients. If he’s on your side of the table you can be confident of a successful result.” Shaab Al-baghdadi, Head of Channel Development at Blackfoot UK
  • “Does anyone know a good lawyer? Congratulations to a lawyer who has managed the rare feat of distilling complex legal terms into common sense layman’s language and who has been a driving force over the past eight years of driving trust, transparency and accountability of cloud services.” UK Cloud Awards 2017