One of the most client-friendly partners I have ever come across. He makes a point of being available and flexible.
Recognised by Who’s Who Legal 2021 as a leading Data Privacy and Protection lawyer
He is highly knowledgeable, quick-thinking and a pleasure to work with
An excellent lawyer. Calm and collected when dealing with complicated matters.
Knowledgeable and approachable and quick to solve complex issues
"He is approachable, listens and provides consistent direction. He has a good technical understanding of IT contracting issues."
"He is measured, able to grasp complex detail quickly and has a calm but authoritative presence."
"He is a very diligent, swift and accurate adviser who understands clients' needs."
Praised by clients as being "invaluable in that he demystifies this complex area."
Extremely practical at finding solutions for commercial issues.
I have a broad range of commercial contract and related experience. Most of my work is concerned with either long-term partnering arrangements (e.g. outsourcing, joint ventures and long term supply contracts) or equipping organisations with trading contracts/terms tailored to their specific requirements.
My particular sector focus is technology where I have advised a broad range of customer and supplier clients on technology contracts, outsourcing, e-commerce and related regulatory matters such as data protection, direct marketing and Bribery Act compliance.
I also have many years’ experience of advising on the licensing and acquisition of all forms of intellectual property and advising organisations on consumer law issues in the financial services sector and beyond.
I chair Bates Wells’ International Board and am always happy to meet overseas law firms seeking English law advice for their clients.
I have advised on outsourcing in a variety of different contexts including engineering process outsourcing, facilities management, direct sales (door-to-door fundraising) and travel process outsourcing. I recently advised a household name retailer on outsourcing contracts