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Peter is a technology lawyer and specialises in IT law and data protection. He drafts and negotiates IT contracts, from major IT outsourcing projects for public sector bodies and PLCs to standard ‘software as a service’ terms for early-stage technology businesses.


Trained Masons (now Pinsent Masons); qualified 2004; partner Mills & Reeve 2014.


Colchester Royal Grammar School; Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford, BA English Language and Literature, 1999.

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

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Peter WainmanMills & Reeve LLP

The Cambridge office of Mills & Reeve LLP is home to a substantial IT practice and its ‘pragmatic and collaborative approach is invaluable‘, according to clients. The firm’s work spans major IT projects for central government, landmark healthcare projects for the NHS, large projects in the education sector, and advice on strategic transactions for both established technology businesses and high-growth companies. IT specialist Kevin Calder leads the firm-wide technology and life sciences group, working closely with data protection partner Peter Wainman. Principal associate Sophie Burton-Jones, who is heavily involved in government and health sector projects, ‘will go over and beyond to deliver‘.

London > Risk advisory > Data protection, privacy and cybersecurity

Mills & Reeve LLP’s data protection offering was recently bolstered by the arrival of Jagvinder Singh Kang from Codified Legal in May 2020, who now heads up the team alongside Gary Attle and Peter Wainman. The practice acts for a number of high-profile clients in the healthcare and education sectors, and handles a large amount of compliance work.

London > Public sector > Healthcare

Mills & Reeve LLP is noted for its ‘outstanding‘ full-service advice on major healthcare projects for NHS Trusts, independent health and care providers, commissioners, and national bodies. In Birmingham, head of the health and care sector team Jill Mason advises across a range of healthcare matters, extending to mental health and capacity matters, inquests, judicial reviews, and public inquiries. In Norwich, Natalie Wade is an ‘exceptional‘ healthcare M&A specialist, especially with high-volume acquisitions. Based in Cambridge, Peter Wainman advises healthcare clients on IT and data protection. Notably, partner Neil Ward joined from Browne Jacobson LLP in November 2020 while Jagvinder Singh Kang joined as partner from Technology Law Alliance in May 2020. In June 2021  Dawn Brathwaite retired from the partnership but remains in the team as a part-time consultant.