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Teri Hunter, Joint Managing Partner at Moorcrofts said:
“We’re delighted Andrew has been selected and mentioned in The Best Lawyers™ UK 2022 Edition for his outstanding expertise in Information Technology Law. This award is richly deserved, as Andrew continues to positively impact the technology industry and has spearheaded Moorcrofts to become the UK’s leading practice for Open Source licence compliance and one of the top practices in the world for Open Hardware licence advice and compliance.”
Andrew has practised technology law for nearly 30 years. In that time, he has become one of the UK’s leading free and open source software lawyers. In January 2021, he was named as top 100 influencer in Open Hardware on OpenUK’s Inaugural New Year’s Honours List. He is also nominated Open Hardware expert for the winning team for the European Union’s flagship policy research study on Open Source software and Open Hardware to take place throughout 2020/2021 (winning team is OFE and Fraunhofer SIS). He was nominated expert in 3 out of a total of 5 bids, giving him a claim to being Europe’s leading expert on Open Hardware licensing.
Moorcrofts is a boutique firm of solicitors, focusing on corporate and contract law, tech law, employment (including employee incentivisation) and commercial property – that’s all. We’re small, but intensely targeted to provide real expertise and in-depth experience in our chosen fields. That’s why we act for some of the biggest names in the world, and have an international clientele ranging from entrepreneurs to US stock-market listed companies. Our base in the Thames Valley places us at the heart of the country’s technology hubs, with easy access from London, Oxford, Maidenhead or Reading, and for internati