Gordons hires technology sector specialist

Gordons has appointed a sector specialist to spearhead the ongoing development of its technology practice.

Solicitor Ryan Gracey joins Gordons from the Leeds office of Addleshaw Goddard. He has more than 11 years of experience advising on IT, intellectual property and technology law.

The firm’s technology sector clients include gaming platform SkyBet, global sports website and app provider Pitchero, logistics provider Advanced Intelligent Supply Chain, and telemetry solutions provider Vianet.

The news follows soon after Gordons announced a strategic partnership with Northern Powerhouse-centric tech investment platform NorthInvest. The initial three-year partnership involves the law firm working closely with NorthInvest’s senior management team to identify, connect and develop early stage tech start-ups throughout the north of England.

Commenting on his appointment, Gracey said: “Gordons is a progressive firm with an entrepreneurial attitude which it shares with clients. This attitude is particularly abundant in digital and technology businesses, making Gordons ideal advisers to the sector.”

“I’m looking forward to growing the firm’s already excellent digital and technology client base whilst further developing our relationship with NorthInvest.”

Welcoming Gracey to the firm, partner and head of commercial, Andy Brian, said: “Ryan’s energy and expertise will drive the further expansion of our digital and technology sector specialism.”

“He is another good recruit for Gordons. Ryan is exactly the type of person our clients want to deal with.”

Pictured, from left to right: Andy Brian and Ryan Gracey