Tech & IP Partner
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Tim Astley


  • Computer and Telecommunications Law
  • Technology Business Law

About Tim Astley

Tim is a qualified solicitor and specialises in technology and commercial law.  He has postgraduate qualifications in Information Technology and Telecommunications law from both Strathclyde University and Queen Mary, University of London.

Tim provides specialist support on intellectual property, technology and data protection aspects of corporate transactions.  Tim has spoken on open source and technology matters and also writes on the subject.

Tim has 20 years’ experience providing expert legal advice to a wide range of clients.  He advises new companies on all aspects of the start-up journey and provides support to SMEs and multinationals launching new products.  He has particular experience working in regulated sectors.

Tim regularly advises clients on strategically important and high value commercial transactions and travels to support clients on significant cross-border deals.  Tim also assists clients with ongoing transactional work, including optimising and providing training on internal deal cycle procedures.


LLB Law Degree
University College London (1999)
Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice
College of Law (Guildford) (2001)
Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology and Telecoms Law
University of Strathclyde (2010)
LLM in Computer and Telecommunications Law
Queen Mary University London (2015)


Travel, watching rugby and cricket and, ideally, traveling to watch rugby and cricket when possible.