Laurence Pritchard > Weightmans LLP > Liverpool, England > Lawyer Profile

Weightmans LLP
L3 9QJ


Laurence is a commercial partner and head of competition law.

Laurence advises clients on competition law, including merger control and the control of anti-competitive agreements and practices. Laurence has successfully handled many high profile investigations and inquiries by the European Commission and the Competition and Markets Authority in relation to a wide range of sectors as well as appearing before the specialist competition law court, the Competition Appeal Tribunal, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court on competition law matters.

Laurence also advises on the new National Security & Investment Act regime and its impact on different types of transaction, obtaining clearances where appropriate from the UK Government Investment Security Unit.

Laurence is rated by the Legal 500 as a “leading individual” for competition law.



Lawyer Rankings

North West > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Liverpool

(Leading individuals)

Laurence PritchardWeightmans LLP

North West > Corporate and commercial > EU and competition

(Leading individuals)

Laurence PritchardWeightmans LLP

Praised for their capabilities in ‘complex and sophisticated matters‘, Weightmans LLP‘s focus on competition law damages claims is notably concentrated in the airline and airport industries, while other key sectors for the practice include insurance and consumer goods – particularly food and beverages. The team is well-versed in procurement law, advising public sector bodies on various projects and corporate and commercial matters. The team is headed up by the Liverpool-based Laurence Pritchard, noted for his experience of merger control and anti-competitive agreements. Gary Jones specialises in regeneration projects and procurement, while Vincent King works on corporate-related issues.

North West > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media and entertainment

Weightmans LLP provides contractual, corporate governance and strategic support to a range of entertainment sector clients, including app developers and video game producers. Sean Crotty, a data compliance specialist, leads the team. He is supported by video games sector specialist John Schorah, who brings first-hand market experience to the practice, having worked previously as a CEO in this industry. Competition lawyer Laurence Pritchard also supports the practice.