Toby Crick#1069

Toby Crick

Partner, Bristows
Toby Crick is a partner in Bristows LLP’s top ranked IT, digital and outsourcing group. The primary focus of Toby’s work is on technology, communications and outsourcing projects where he has acted on both the client and supplier side in sectors such as financial services, telecommunications and life sciences. Toby also advises on other complex commercial transactions and he has particular expertise in deals involving the use and exploitation of technology and intellectual property. Recent projects Toby has worked on include a number of international outsourcing deals (covering North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific operations) and advising a range of clients on their ‘digital transformation’ projects, covering matters as diverse as procuring software and services to ensuring that new apps enabled by such projects comply with relevant healthcare, data and financial services regulatory requirements. Toby has also gained in-depth experience of advising clients on procurement strategies (eg supplier selection, pricing models and performance incentive mechanisms) and has spent time seconded to work in-house with a large IT services company, an international telecommunications provider and a mobile telecommunications company. Toby is a trustee of the UK’s Society for Computers and Law and lectures widely on IT, e-commerce, cloud computing, agile software development and outsourcing, including at ITechLaw, UCL and QMUL.
Contributed to


Intellectual property in outsourcing
Intellectual property in outsourcing
Practice notes

This Practice Note considers the intellectual property (IP or IPR) issues that can arise in an outsourcing arrangement. It describes the difference between background and foreground intellectual property rights and explains how to deal with rights that are owned or licensed by third parties. It also looks at IPR warranties and indemnities in outsourcing agreements.

Practice Areas


  • Contributing Author

Qualified Year

  • 1999


  • British Standards Institute, SCL Outsourcing Group


  • BA (Hons.) Economics and Politics


  • University College London

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