Richard Armitage is a senior associate in the Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group and advises on a broad range of commercial contracts and data protection matters. He has experience across a variety of sectors, including IT, retail and healthcare. He has undertaken two secondments to a multinational chemical manufacturer and a leading organiser of concerts and trade shows. These experiences have given him crucial insight into the workings of large commercial organisations.

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  • Drafting and advising on an international consultancy agreement as part of a cross jurisdictional transaction.
  • Advising on the acquisition of a new business critical software-as-a-service solution for a client specialising in fund management.
  • Drafting of an international distribution agreement as part of a cross border corporate transaction.
  • Advising on the drafting and negotiation of long term contracts for the provision of an IT platform and associated professional services required to manage a large debt portfolio.
  • Advising a major UK football club on various advertising and marketing contracts.
  • Advising a UK-based IT services provider on data protection compliance when dealing with a US service provider.
  • Advising a multinational business on general issues relating to cross jurisdictional data protection compliance.
  • Advising a pension fund on the data protection issues surrounding a pension buy-in and drafting relevant data protection agreements.
  • Advising a leading jewellery company on the drafting of a services agreement with a major insurance company.


  • BPP Law School, Legal Practice Course, 2014
  • University of Birmingham, LL.B., 2010
  • University of Birmingham, B.A., 2008


  • England and Wales, 2016


  • English
  • Recommended in The Legal 500 UK 2017 for Intellectual property
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