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Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

ST ANN'S WHARF, 112 QUAYSIDE, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, NE1 3DX, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0345 415 0000
Fax:
Fax 0344 984 1501
DX:
61191 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
Email:
Web:
www.womblebonddickinson.com

Caroline Churchill

Tel:
Work 0191 279 9069
Email:
Web:
www.womblebonddickinson.com/uk
Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Work Department

Commercial

Position

Caroline is a partner in the commercial team specialising in non-contentious commercial, technology and data protection work. Her practice involves advising on a wide variety of commercial contracts including distribution, agency and franchising arrangements, contractual joint ventures, terms and conditions of supply, licensing and manufacturing arrangements, outsourcing agreements (IT and BPO), cloud computing, systems integration, general IP, e-commerce, data protection and privacy law matters.

Extensive data protection and privacy law advice to organisations operating in marketing, data analysis, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, hospitality, retail, transport, technology and financial services sectors.                                        

Career

Trained Squire, Sanders & Dempsey (London Office) qualified 2000; Partner at Squire Sanders (UK) LLP in 2009 – 2013; provision of consultancy services 2013 – 2015; consultant at Bond Dickinson LLP 2016; partner at Bond Dickinson LLP 2017; partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP on combination 2017.

Education

1991 – 1994      University of Sussex, LLB (Hons)
1994 – 1995      College of Law, Guildford, LPC


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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London: Risk advisory

Data protection privacy and cybersecurity

Within: Data protection privacy and cybersecurity

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP's team boasts the capabilities to handle contentious and non-contentious matters data protection, privacy and information law advice. The group has particular experience acting for clients in the retail and financial services sector, and advised clients in these industries on GDPR compliance programmes. In another work highlight, it represented an international telecoms provider following fruadsters accesing customer data. The team also acted for London Borough of Lewisham in a high profile information request. Andrew Kimble leads the data protection and privacy practice which includes Jackie Gray and Andrew Parsons, who are recommended for freedom of information law issues and contentious data and privacy matters respectively. Caroline Churchill was recently promoted to the partnership.

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North: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP has particular expertise in advising clients from the financial services, manufacturing, transport and retail industries alongside public sector bodies. Main contact for the North East Caroline Churchill has a focus on non-contentious commercial, technology and data protection work, with an emphasis on technology transactions pertaining to the internet of things as well as data and cloud solutions. She routinely advises customers and suppliers and has particular expertise in manufacturing sector-related cyber security instructions. Andrew Scott left the firm in 2017.

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