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DLA Piper UK LLP

INDIA BUILDINGS, WATER STREET, LIVERPOOL, L2 0NH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 02073 490 296
Fax:
Fax 0151 236 9208
DX:
14103 LIVERPOOL
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www.dlapiper.com

Peter Brook

Tel:
Work 0151 237 4782
Email:
DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Technology, sourcing and commercial.

Position

Peter is the head of the commercial team in Liverpool. He advises on all aspects of commercial and IT contracts. He has advised on many and varied national and international supply, outsourcing, framework, logistics, franchising, partnering, distribution and agency contracts. Peter's clients include the Department for Work and Pensions, the Cabinet Office, QA Limited, USS, Serco, Babcock, Metropolitan Police, JustGiving, DVLA, Liverpool Airport, Newell Rubbermaid, Quiznos. Some of his key matters include advising the NHS on the Choose and Book IT contract and advising Babcock on various contracts relating to the procurement of technology services and goods. He has also worked with the UK Government on the Model ICT Agreement which is the template contract used to procure services and advised various franchisors including Quiznos and Church's Chicken on their franchise systems and contracts. Further to this is Peter's work with the DWP on contracts relating to the Welfare to Work programme and various IT projects including the procurement of the CPS system, which is responsible for paying out the UK's social security budget. Finally Peter has advised the Metropolitan Police on the procurement of IT services and worked with the Crown Commercial Service to advise on multiple frameworks and precedents for the procurement of many and varied goods and services with a value of £10bn.

Career

Trained Sherwin Oliver, qualified 1996, partner 2004. Member of global leadership team for commercial contracts sub group; Head of knowledge management for Intellectual Property & Technology group for EMEA, Middle East and Asia Pac; Location head for Commercial team in Liverpool. He has published many articles on commercial contracts matters.

Languages

French, Spanish.

Member

Law Society for England and Wales.

Education

Bluecoat School, Liverpool; Exeter University (1993 Law Degree LLB Hons ); College of Law Chester (1994 Legal Practice Course ).

Leisure

Rowing, general fitness and watersports.


North West: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Liverpool

Within: Leading individuals

Peter Brook - DLA Piper UK LLP

Within: Corporate and commercial: Liverpool

The commercial team DLA Piper UK LLP is commended for its ‘good service’ across international and business-critical commercial contract matters and regularly advises on government spinouts. Peter Brook, who is ‘extremely knowledgeable’ advises Newell Rubbermaid on a range of commercial instructions.  The ‘experienced’ Sarah Bell continues to advise Liverpool City Council on the establishment a local housing company; and also advised Liverpool City Council on the city’s bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Whirlpool, Liverpool Football Club and Unilever are also clients. Legal director Gemma Cowap and senior associate Paddy Dwyer are also recommended. James Kerrigan is the location head of the corporate team where senior associate Michael Hudson is also recommended.

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North West: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

DLA Piper UK LLP's team acts for major domestic and international clients with diverse requirements including cloud computing, complex IT and business process outsourcing and insourcing, ERP/CRM procurements, systems integration and complex service transitions. It has particular experience in supporting Agile procurements. Blue-chip clients include Axis Bank, Department for Transport/DVLA, Liverpool Football Club, JD Williams Limited as well as Next. Lee Brierley is an ‘outstanding lawyer, hugely experienced, technically first-class and commercially astute’. Peter Brook  is also recommended along with Sarah Bell who advises key public and private sector clients on IT related procurements. Stephen Wright  is ‘quick to grasp the issues and genuinely has got extensive knowledge of IT projects’.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

DLA Piper UK LLP's Lee Brierley  is ‘great for large and complex projects with a very good eye for detail’. Based in Manchester, Brierley specialises in all aspects of non-contentious IP with particular expertise in brand acquisition and licensing as well as technology partnering agreements, licensing and manufacturing agreements. Liverpool-based Peter Brook  is involved in all aspects of non-contentious IP, such as protection, licensing and exploitation as well as IP in technology matters.  Senior associate Jim McDonnell divides his time between Sheffield and Manchester and has a wealth of experience in patents, trade marks, designs and know-how and has niche expertise in database rights and market data. The group acts locally for an array of global companies and globally for local companies. An impressive roster of clients includes the Premier League, Beaconsfield Footwear trading as Hotter, London Stock Exchange Group and Gino D’Acampo Worldwide Restaurants.

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