Trading as v-lex, John Yates is a well known consultant and commercial adviser involved in making, shaping and managing complex technology and outsourcing contracts for buyers and suppliers. John's clients include international IT businesses, large corporations, NHS trusts and start up businesses. Before starting his business in 2009, John was one of the leading technology lawyers in the UK. He bridges the gap between lawyers, procurement professionals and consultants, by drawing on 25 years of legal and commercial experience, as well as a kit bag of pre-existing forms, precedents and templates. John's approach can be summed up as contracts made simple.
John is past Chairman of the Society for Computers and Law, and he was made a Fellow of the Society in recognition of his exceptional contribution to the development of IT law in the UK. John is also the author of trade association Intellect's Contract and Commercial Guidelines and escrow contract.
v-lex is the trading name of John Yates, a sole trader, with a principal place of business at Woodlands, Wood Lane, Horsforth, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS18 4PE. John Yates holds a current solicitor's practising certificate from the Solicitors Regulation Authority with number 145003. However, John does not trade or practise as a solicitor. His VAT registration number is 989 5845 30.