Dorothy Agnew > Moore Barlow > Southampton, England > Lawyer Profile

Moore Barlow
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Dorothy is a partner and specialises in Information Technology, Telecommunications, Intellectual Property, Data Protection and Privacy. In particular she advises on IT and non-IT outsourcing agreements, development and commercialisation of new technologies, eCommerce, and the protection and exploitation of intellectual property rights.

She also provides businesses with advice on a variety of general commercial agreements including supply chain agreements (for both supplier and customer), outsourcing, data processing, merchandising, publishing, distribution, agency and commercial joint ventures.

Her transactional work includes advising on mergers, acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures where technology, intellectual property and data are a key part of the business. This may involve drafting agreements to license or transfer rights, conducting complex due diligence and assisting with brand strategy.

Her clients operate in a wide range of sectors including technology, telecommunications, manufacturing, engineering, retail, leisure, sport and media. My clients range from early-stage businesses to multinational organisations from the UK and abroad.

Taking time to thoroughly understand a client’s business and the particular challenges it faces, I provide practical and effective legal advice. When issues arise, she provides clarity, good judgement and quick responses.

Her clients have the reassurance of knowing that they have expert legal support to help drive forward their business ambitions.


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South East > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property

Moore Barlow advises companies in life sciences and technology on all aspects of their IP. Additionally, practice head John Warchus handles disputes as well as counselling clients on matters pertaining to innovation and research and development. Another specialist in this area is Dorothy Agnew, who specializes in the intersection of IP and IT, advising on copyright, licensing, and data rights.

South East > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms

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Dorothy AgnewMoore Barlow

Moore Barlow is adding a growing Fintech and AI offering to its IT practice, including software development and outsourcing, licensing, and data analytics. Former litigator turned contractual lawyer, department head John Warchus advises on agreements relating to IT and IP. Dorothy Agnew operates on the cutting-edge of technology, focusing on contractual structures for new to market technologies, with particular expertise in telematics and electronic tracking technologies. They have recently been joined by Quintin Farley from Herrington Carmichael LLP, who broadens the firm’s contractual and data protection offering.

South East > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Hampshire

With lawyers boasting broad experience in the full spectrum of corporate and commercial work, Moore Barlow is well placed to act for its broad client base of owner-managed businesses, SMEs, entrepreneurs, private equity houses, and more, with particularly strong presence in the IT and technology, education, and charity sectors. John Warchus leads the commercial team from London, and Jeremy Over heads up the corporate team, where he has niche expertise in buy and build strategies and management buyouts. Roger Bailey is well regarded for his work in private equity, capital markets, and banking transactions, while David Bright handles major transactions, in particular for clients in the telecoms sector. Dorothy Agnew (commercial), Peter Jeffery (corporate), and Thomas Clark (corporate) are key contacts for clients in IT, telecoms, and technology. Kirsty Bowyer, newly promoted to senior associate, is also recommended.