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Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

OCEANA HOUSE, 39-49 COMMERICAL ROAD, SOUTHAMPTON, SO15 1GA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0345 415 0000
Fax:
Fax 0345 415 8200
DX:
38517 SOUTHAMPTON
Email:
Web:
www.womblebonddickinson.com

Julian Hamblin

Tel:
Work 023 8020 8430
Email:
Web:
www.womblebonddickinson.com
Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Work Department

Commercial.

Position

Julian is a senior partner in the IT and technology team. He is an officer of the International Bar Association Technology Law Committee. His main areas of practice are in information technology and e-commerce, including the development and licensing of software, outsourcing, online services and data protection. Clients include major retailers, government bodies, and financial institutions. Particularly known for his work on retail IT systems, Julian also advises on large IT outsourcing projects, notably in the regulated financial services sector.

Career

Qualified 1987; joined Boodle Hatfield 1987; partner, Boodle Hatfield 1993; partner, Bond Pearce 1995; partner, Bond Dickinson on merger 2013; partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP on combination 2017.

Member

The Society for Computers and Law, The International Bar Association (technology commitee officer), associate member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, ITechLaw.


London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Fintech

Within: Fintech

Noted for its 'excellent service', Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP's 'pragmatic' team 'really takes time to understand its clients' and has 'a fantastic grasp of the law and its practical application'. The 'experienced, knowledgeable' Emma Radmore is 'a pleasure to work with', and the 'entirely reliable, very personable' Andrew Barber 'really knows his stuff'; both are financial services experts who advised TSB Bank on the regulatory aspects of a major outsourcing. Barber also advised Sainsbury's Bank on a review of its personal loan products, and on the start-up side assisted British Pearl with establishing its crowdfunding platform. Clients 'couldn't ask more from' Southampton-based technology expert Julian Hamblin, who advised Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society on the procurement of a new website. Patrick Cantrill, a Leeds-based IP expert, advised Atom Bank on all its IP issues. Smarch is an additional client.

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South East: TMT

IT and telecoms

Within: Leading individuals

Julian Hamblin - Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Within: IT and telecoms

Following the merger of Bond Dickinson LLP with US firm Womble Carlyle, the newly combined Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP¬†¬†is strong in the financial services, insurance, retail and public sectors. The firm‚Äôs client roster includes New Look, TSB and the Post Office, and the firm is one of those included on the legal supplier panel to the government‚Äôs Crown Commercial Service. Practice head Julian Hamblin¬†has been acting for Old Mutual Wealth on a project of contract due diligence and review arising out of a managed separation of the global business. Through its IT division (Kingfisher Information Technology Services UK), Kingfisher has instructed Hamblin on the negotiation of a significant contract relating to the procurement of an enterprise information management platform for use across its retail companies. Litigator Andrew Parsons¬†is recommended for technology disputes and is defending the Post Office against claims brought by former and current sub-postmasters, who allege that the company wrongfully recovered debts or procured them based on unreliable information provided by its IT system, Horizon. Data protection and e-commerce expert Andrew Kimble¬†is also recommended for matters such as outsourcing, data licensing and freedom of information. Managing associate Ben Gibson¬†is recommended for providing a ‚Äėmeasured and detailed service‚Äô.

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