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Mills & Reeve LLP

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Peter Wainman

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Mills & Reeve LLP

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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.

East Anglia: Public sector


Within: Health

Mills & Reeve LLP has more than 300 health sector clients nationally, and many of them call on the services of partners in the firm's Cambridge and Norwich offices. It acts for leading NHS trusts, independent healthcare providers, commissioning groups, government bodies, charities and investors in the sector. The key partners in East Anglia are regulatory enforcement specialist Duncan Astill, health and care M&A expert Natalie Wade and technology and contracts adviser Peter Wainman.

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East Anglia: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms

Within: Leading individuals

Peter Wainman - Mills & Reeve LLP

Within: IT and telecoms

The information technology practice at Mills & Reeve LLP handles a busy workload that includes major IT projects for central government and healthcare providers, as well as handling a range of matters for established technology businesses, regulators and charities. Kevin Calder leads the firm-wide technology and life sciences sector group and frequently acts for government departments in major IT projects. He is also the first point of contact for clients such as Cambridge Mechatronics. Peter Wainman leads the health technology sector group and also acts as relationship partner for key technology company clients including Arm. Associate Sophie Burton-Jones leads the delivery of projects for clients such as Redgate Software.

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London: Corporate and commercial

Commercial contracts

Within: Commercial contracts

Mills & Reeve LLP specialises in public sector and contracting work. Notable names for the firm in this area are commercial contracts and procurement expert Greg Gibson; firm head of technology and life sciences Kevin Calder; and Peter Wainman, who is known for his expertise in IT law and data protection.

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London: Public sector


Within: Healthcare

Mills & Reeve LLP's healthcare expertise spans acute care, mental health, commissioning and service reform, social care and primary care providers and life sciences. Key recent mandates include advising the Department of Health and Social Care on the design, procurement and implementation of the Future Operating Model project - a system governing over £5bn annual NHS spend - and supporting a US hospital group on the planned opening of a new London site. Jill Mason leads the group and is supported by public law specialist Dawn Brathwaite, while Rhian Vandrill focuses on NHS reforms and commercial relationships between NHS and the private sector. Natalie Wade and Peter Wainman are also of note for M&A transactions and technology contracts.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

Mills & Reeve LLP's Cambridge-based team is highlighted for its experience in technolology transactions, with particular expertise assisting clients in the public sector, healthcare, charity and education sectors including technology companies and start-ups. Kevin Calder and Peter Wainman jointly lead the team and are names to note for advising government departments on IT projects and health technology matters respectively.

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