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The Law Office of Richard Stephens

Boutique IT Law firm
offering top quality IT Legal advice and ADR services


The Law Office of Richard Stephens (LORS) is delighted to announce that it has been selected to appear in the list of lawyers included by "" for the UK 2017 edition - this is an entry based purely on peer interviews. Thank you!

LORS a boutique IT law practice and provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services. LORS consists of Richard together with his Senior Consultant, Oscar Rowlands.

While a “boutique”, LORS counts among its clients some of the largest companies in the world as well as a wide range of SME’s all of whom value our specialist advice across a range of IT Law areas. We also link to other professionals, so can provide a complete service even for large or complex transactions. 

On the dispute resolution side, Richard Stephens also works as mediator, adjudicator and arbitrator in commercial cases, especially those with some sort of technology or communications aspect. In one or other of these capacities, Richard has acted in cases large and small.

We hope you find it all useful - feel free to let us know what you think, or if you have any comments on the material we have posted here!

Keeping you up-to-date with best practice

**UPDATED** Commercial Manager's Guide: Alternative Dispute Resolution methods

20 Mar 2016

Alternative Dispute Resolution (or "ADR") has become very popular of late for resolving or heading off disputes, but it has to be said that many just use the term to mean mediation. In fact, there are many varieties of ADR and this White Paper sets out the main types and lists their characteristics.


The law is cool, dude - how the law has become informal

15 Mar 2016

The precedents and templates currently in use by law firms are based on templates that were written years ago, when the law was very different from what it is now. Commercial law has been changing by becoming much more informal. This update shows how you can change a contract by an email exchange - even if the contract says that all changes should have been in writing.