Piers Clayden

Piers Clayden


I act for both buyers and sellers of technology products and services. Since establishing Clayden Law I have established a nationally recognised expertise in cloud services, in particular “software-as-a-service” (SaaS) agreements and reseller agreements.

Piers founded ClaydenLaw in 2010. Prior to that he was a partner at Manches LLP (now Penningtons), having trained and qualified as a solicitor with DLA Piper in the City.

During the course of his career, Piers has been on secondment in-house with large multinational companies such as Taylor Woodrow, Hasbro, Granada TV (now ITV) and Vodafone.

Piers is a regular speaker at public seminars and training courses and is an active member of the Society for Computers and Law.

Family life seems to hoover up what is left of time outside the office, but every now and then Piers does a spot of swimming, cycling and running (AKA triathlon) and he is an avid supporter of Wasps Rugby Club and England Rugby.

Piers is ranked in both the Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 directories, Thames Valley, for his expertise in Information Technology. Clayden Law and Piers are reported as:

Chambers & Partners, Information Technology, Thames Valley

Piers Clayden is well versed in the negotiation of various types of IT contracts including master service agreements, reseller agreements and software development contracts. "I have worked with Piers Clayden through complex client negotiations in which he has always taken a calm approach that gets the right results.""He is very good at seeing the bigger picture and drafting a contract to include clauses others hadn't thought of."

Legal 500, TMT, South East

‘Strengths are domain specialisation (knowledge), accessibility of resource, flexibility in approach, right-size delivery, calm and unfazed commercial negotiation style. Being a small team it doesn’t feel like you are paying for multiple resources when they are not all needed which can be an issue with other companies.’

Piers and his team have consistently provided quality, right-size advice and their expertise in Technology, SaaS and data privacy have been pivotal to us. I have also worked with Piers through complex client negotiations through which he has always provided a calm approach that gets the right results.’

‘Clayden Law is a practice focused on Information technology, data privacy and cybersecurity law. We are a start up SaaS business and Clayden Law provides services directly relevant to our industry and stage of development – as an added bonus they are also within our geographical area. Clayden Law has directly relevant expertise and experience which ensures that we get the most relevant advice at a great price. Nailing our terms and conditions, order form and maintenance and support SLAs at an early stage will reap significant rewards as we progress.’