Specialist solicitors advising businesses worldwide on intellectual property law, licensing of software and software protection.
We review business contracts to ensure they are fit for purpose, and advise on exposure to legal risk.

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Intellectual Property
  • IT Law
  • Software Law
  • Business Contracts
  • Business Disputes

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • Law Society of England And Wales
  • Society for Computers and Law
  • British Computer Society
  • Solicitors Regulation Authority

Serviced Areas

  • London, UK

Contact Details

  Website
  Person Leigh Ellis
  City Blackfriars
  Postcode EC4Y 1DH
  Address 89 Fleet Street
  Phone Number 02070369282
  Mobile 07766488284

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Leigh Ellis

Hall Ellis Solicitors

Leigh Ellis is a degree qualified software engineering and solicitor. He compelted a Master degree in Intellectual Property Law and has advised businesses for over 18 years.

Products & Services

Contract Law Legal Advice

Contract Law Legal Advice

If you're trying to close a deal and not take legal advice, which might take longer, then that might be the biggest mistake you've ever made. Don't fake it. Don't use a template, it might not be applicable.
The things you say in conversations for legal support may pull you down a certain avenue that you can't get out of. Sometimes disclosure of certain things can limit your options further down the line.
Having someone with the foresight to be able to see the possible outcomes as a result of disclosing certain information is very important.


London Dispute Resolution Solicitors

London Dispute Resolution Solicitors

Instructing solicitors can be empowering because you know what you can and can't say or what you should and shouldn't say in disputes.
You have the tools to be able to approach a problem in the optimal manner.
We're able describe legal problems in a language that business people understand.
We'll steer you on the path that is optimal, and will not put you in a weaker position going forward.


IT Law

IT Law

If you're selling to small businesses where they don't want to engage a lawyer or can't engage a lawyer. You lose the business.
If you have a transparent business idealology you're good.
Cryptic, lengthy or one-sided contracts do not fit the modern business models and methods. You're dealing with middle managers, senior executives, company founders. They're the people who are reading through the contracts to decide whether they can enter into it or not[, rather than “sending it to legal”.
If it’s a bad IT contract you lose the business.
We provide expert legal advice in IT Law and information technology contracts.

  • I would recommend this business

I was aware that some new laws had come into play that were going to affect my business, but it was all a little confusing. A colleague referred me to Hall Ellis Solicitors. They were really helpful in providing me with some clarity, I received concise and understandable legal advice from them, just what you need when you’re not legally minded. During our discussions I was advised of other risks that may potentially impact my business which I wasn’t even aware of, this was the real value add. I would recommend Hall Ellis Solicitors and will certainly be using their services again should the need arise.

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  • I would recommend this business

I could see that I had a confrontation arising with a business contract I have. I wanted to be prepared for all eventualities.
I got the advice that I asked for, in a simple language, with a quick turnaround. I found the advice and explanation of the structure of the contract incredibly useful and helped me consolidate my own thoughts to prepare for the storm, if it was going to arrive. I have a good idea about what I am going to do and how I am going to handle if the situation develops. Thank you Leigh

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  • I would recommend this business

I needed some copyright advice on a pretty technical software application, to know how open source software interacts with data and software products, and the legal consequences of that. I wanted to avoid a copyright infringement claim. Previous “tech” solicitors I spoke to didn’t have much of an idea about what I was talking about.

Hall Ellis Solicitors didn’t just know the law about it, they knew what was happening on a technical level and how that interacted with the law, and how the open source licences worked. Well pleased with the advice.

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  • Time zone from Asia but good service despite this

We were sued out of the blue by a company that thought we were up to no good in a copyright infringement claim.
I thought I needed an intellectual property lawyer.
It turned out that the business needed an expert litigation lawyer and a contract lawyer to sort out the mess that the claimant had created.
We ended up wiping the floor with them, walking away with monumental cost orders against a vexatious litigant.

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  • I would recommend this business

One of our clients made spurious claims against us suggesting that we had over charged them on a set of retail display units we had supplied them. As this was completely untrue we needed expert advice on how we prove this and sought the guidance of Leigh. He was a huge help in bringing this to a swift conclusion, we greatly appreciated Leigh’s expertise and no nonsense approach, a good sense of humour too…!

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  • I would recommend this business

I recently contacted Hall Ellis Solicitors regarding a longstanding Contract dispute that I was finding particularly stressful. Leigh was very easy to work with and he delivered everything he promised and more.

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  • I would recommend this business

So I was googling a contractual disagreement with a company, as we are a SME software company and needed software licensing advice. The company was trying fool us and say it owned the intellectual property rights in our software. Leigh gave us some super legal advice and set us up with a negotiating strategy to claim our software and get better terms on a support contract. I was so pleased with the result that I will be using him again in the future for our Ip issues

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  • I would recommend this business

Snyk’s product means that legal advice on open source software licenses is constantly required. I found myself having to field all sorts of enquiries from our development team requiring in depth expertise on OSS licensing, an area in which I am lacking. Leigh can do the translation from tech to legal, clarify the legal issues so that I can make recommendations to the business which are practical and commercial. It’s very useful to have a lawyer on hand for software and tech legal advice.

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Customer Testimonials

I had complex Intellectual property claim against Boots . Leigh gave me clarity on the legals with the IP rights, where the problems would lie and what I could recover in damages.

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He can explain software, IP rights and tech law without your eyes glazing over with the 'what's he talking about?' thoughts. We ended up with a strong contractual position in our negotiations. Leigh knows what he's doing, he knows the game, he knows the technology. Don't waste your time shopping. Time is too valuable. I've already done that shopping, I've already done the homework, I've already gone through the whole experience and learned from my experience and take it and run with it and call him right now.


If you find yourself in a dispute, you should know what you are entitled to, your exposure to risk, and what the complications down the line may be. Contractual relationships, things that have happened in the past, and the general law all affect your legal position. There is a lot to know, to know what to do when you're confronted with a serious dispute. What step should you take? What's you best move. Silly mistakes can come back to haunt you. They cause problems later, and can make your legal rights harder to pursue and more difficult to defend your position.