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Addleshaw Goddard

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Partner working in the commercial department, specialising in non-contentious commercial work with particular emphasis on technology and outsourcing-related transactions. Advised various FTSE 250 companies on IT procurement and outsourcings to the value of several billion pounds. Also advises clients in respect of IT separation projects following divestments and reorganisations. Has acted opposite all the major suppliers including HP, BT, CSC, CapGemini, Fujitsu, Wipso etc.


Trained Addleshaw Booth & Co (formerly Booth & Co); qualified 1994; solicitor 1994-97; solicitor Addleshaw Booth & Co (now Addleshaw Goddard) 1997-2001; partner 2001 to date.


Woodkirk High School; Oxford University (1991 Jurisprudence); Leeds Polytechnic (Law Society Finals).


Gardening, DIY, reading.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > Commercial contracts

Drawing on its network of offices throughout the UK, Addleshaw Goddard‘s dedicated commercial contracts team focuses on highly complex contractual mandates, acting for high-profile clients ranging from start-ups to FTSE 100 companies. The group has notable expertise in the retail, financial services, industrial and digital sectors; key clients include HSBC, Asda Stores and Boohoo Group. Michael Lowry heads up the national practice from Leeds and focuses on technology and outsourcing contracts. Other noteworthy individuals include Manchester-based Jonathan Davey, who is a key contact for retail and consumer clients; Fiona Ghosh in London, who acts for financial services and fintech clients; and James Whittaker in Manchester, who leads the national technology and outsourcing practice. Robert Garwood was promoted to the partnership in mid-2020, David Berry re-joined the firm in mid-2021 from Stephenson Harwood, and managing associate Andrew Carter acts for clients in the transport and financial services sectors.

Yorkshire and the Humber > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms

(Leading individuals)

Michael LowryAddleshaw Goddard

Addleshaw Goddard works with an impressive list of technology clients, both nationally and internationally. The firm’s UK commercial and technology teams are overseen by Michael Lowry – they handle an assortment of high-profile projects and contentious work for household name brands such as Asda. The core group comprises Simon Lofthouse who advises on large-scale procurement and outsourcing matters; Bill Gilliam, who handles heavyweight litigation, and long-serving consultant Ian Sampson, who remains an active member of the team. The group is skilled in advising on licensing arrangements and commercial contracts for CRM platforms and geospatial technologies. Other standouts in the team include experienced associates James MortCharlotte Marshall and Priscilla Hetherton; all who play key roles in the firm’s work on complex and cross-border transactions and outsourcing projects.