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Addleshaw Goddard LLP’s ‘superb’ team regularly acts for FTSE 100 companies in the industrial, retail, health and financial services sectors. Key figures include the ‘technically excellent’ Michael Lowry, newly promoted partner Simon Lofthouse and consultant Ian Sampson.

DLA Piper UK LLP’s ‘very reliable’ practice is led by Mark Vipan in Leeds and Roger Gough in Sheffield. Other key figures include Richard Norman, who leads on litigation and regulatory matters, and the ‘efficient but tough’ Simon Kenyon, who handles disputes for private sector and government clients.

Walker Morris LLP’s ‘excellent’ group primarily act for customers and suppliers in the retail, energy, healthcare and public sectors. Practice head Michael Stevens specialises in cross-border IT contracts and outsourcings.

At Clarion, Matthew Hattersley’s ‘exceptional and business-minded’ team was recently strengthened by the arrival of the ‘client-centricDavid Cunningham from Bond Dickinson LLP. Also recommended are Dominic Higham, who advises government and private sector clients on IT and outsourcing disputes, and senior associate Fiona Marr.

DAC Beachcroft LLP’s team is headed by Michael Peeters, who acts for suppliers and customers in IT matters with an international element. Richard Watkinson, who specialises in outsourcing matters, recently joined from Pinsent Masons LLP.

Eversheds LLP’s group is noted for its ‘good industry knowledge and useful commercial advice’. Practice head Simon Jones specialises in outsourcing contracts, as well as cloud computing. The ‘incredibly helpfulJames Hyde leads on IT disputes, including systems procurement, software development, licensing, outsourcing and cybersecurity.

Irwin Mitchell’s ‘excellent’ team is jointly led by Joanne Bone, who specialises in IT contracts and compliance issues, and Alex Newman, who handles contentious matters.

At Pinsent Masons LLP, Martin Priestley leads the team on all non-contentious matters, while Andrew Masterson leads on contentious work. Lisa Harley, who specialises in major government outsourcing projects, joined from DLA Piper UK LLP. Richard Watkinson is now at DAC Beachcroft LLP.

3volution Limited’s ‘practical and commercial’ team is led by the ‘very responsive’ Louise Handley, who is experienced in a wide range of IT matters, including system implementation, social media and e-commerce. Sara Ludlam advises SMEs and international clients on software issues.

Led by Paul Berwin, Berwins’ team primarily advises software companies and digital agencies on contracts, often with an international element.

Percy Crow Davis & Co’s practice is led by Dai Davis, who specialises in non-contentious software and IT security matters, including cloud computing, social media and open-source software.

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