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Deryck Houghton

Consultant | Nottingham

"Freeths' IT team is active on website, software, data protection, cloud computing and outsourcing matters. Nottingham-based Deryck Houghton is experienced across the board."
Legal 500

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About Deryck

After an early career spent as an advocate in the criminal courts and dealing with child abuse cases, in the mid-1990s Deryck took an opportunity to change direction into the then still fairly new area of information technology law. He now has over 15 years’ experience in advising on IT law, and related intellectual property matters, for clients big and small in both the commercial and public sectors.

Deryck believes that it is the lawyer’s job to understand the deal in hand, and to look for solutions to problem areas rather than just highlight those problems. He believes lawyers should get to grips not only with the “legal” detail, but the commercial mechanics driving the deal, because this is where the client’s risk is usually to be found.

Deryck enjoys creating and delivering customised training events for clients’ staff, especially non-lawyers.

Deryck was listed as a Recommended lawyer in the Legal 500 (2014 Edition).


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    "I have had the pleasure of working with Deryck Houghton on a wide range of contentious and non contentious legal matters. I have always found that...

    Martin McCloskey, Group Commercial Director

    Capita Group Plc

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