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Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

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Paula Bartlett

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Paula head's up the firm's UK commercial team (which incorporates five sub-teams: commercial contracts & supply chain, competition, data & privacy, intellectual property and technology).  She specialises in commercial contract law and has extensive experience of advising on and negotiating complex contractual arrangements for clients in various sectors.  Paula also has strong project management skills with extensive experience of leading large cross office, multidisciplinary teams in the delivery of major projects.


Qualified 2001; solicitor, Trethowans 2001; solicitor, Paris Smith & Randall 2002; solicitor, Bond Pearce 2007; senior associate, Bond Pearce 2008; partner, Bond Pearce 2012; partner, Bond Dickinson on merger 2013; partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) on combination 2017.

London: Corporate and commercial

Commercial contracts

Within: Commercial contracts

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP was formed in November 2017 after Bond Dickinson LLP and US-based Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice merged. As part of a larger operation, the UK commercial team (which is spread across six offices) acts for more than 250 listed companies. In addition to the merger, the commercial contracts practice is gaining momentum in other respects, as was evidenced by the firm's appointment in 2017 to tier one of the Crown Commercial Services legal panel, and also its successful appointment to BT's revamped UK and Ireland legal panel. In addition, Caroline Churchill and Rachel Scott made partner. The firm is active across a wide range of sectors, with particular strengths in chemicals, manufacturing, retail, transport and financial services (including insurance). Practice head Paula Bartlett, and managing associates Kate Steel and Sarah Roast, are part of the team which is acting for Post Office Limited in the highly-publicised Network Transformation Programme, while legal director Jonathan Stickland is advising Kingfisher Plc on the English law contracts associated with a five-year plan to unify its home improvement brands. Peter Snaith and legal director Lucy Pringle are other notable practitioners in the group.

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South East: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Hampshire

Within: Corporate and commercial: Hampshire

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP's team attracts praise for 'its very good business acumen, industry know-how and focused and pragmatic advice'. It has a strong sector focus, particularly in the transport, energy, retail and finance arenas, serving UK and international corporate clients. Recent work included advising Intrinsic Financial Services on the acquisition of Caerus Capital Group. In addition to structuring the deal, the team also handled an FCA change of control approval. In other work it assisted  RES, the global renewable energy company, with the sale of the Port of Tyne 35MW battery storage project to infrastructure and private equity investment manager, Foresight Group. Corporate head Ian Holden is acknowledged for 'his good understanding of business and key drivers' and Sebastian Briggs is 'a pleasure to work with', as well as 'very commercially minded and adept at proposing sensible solutions to challenging problems'. Stephen Pierce is the national head of the practice and Paula Bartlett specialises in commercial contracts including complex outsourcing deals.

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