Paula Dumbill > Browne Jacobson LLP > Nottingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Browne Jacobson LLP

Work Department

Business services.


Partner, Paula, is an experienced IT lawyer with a strong track record of advising clients on a range of IT and outsourcing arrangements.  Over the past two years Paula has taken on the role of lead partner in the Nottingham commercial team where she has focused on engaging with the market to recruit new talent to the team. 

Paula led the team’s recruitment of newly qualified solicitors from its pool of qualifying trainees, with four being recruited across the firm’s commercial team in three offices.  She advises on complex outsourcing projects and has also been instrumental in recruiting two solicitors externally to bolster the talent of the East Midlands commercial team. 

Paula is client partner for a number of household brands names.


Trained at Browne Jacobson. Admitted as a solicitor in 2001; partner in 2010.


Nottinghamshire Law Society; Licensing Executives Society.


Earl Shilton Community College, Leicestershire (1985); University of Nottingham (1988 BA (Hons) Social Administration); Cranfield University (1995 MPhil); Nottingham Law School (1998 CPE and LPC (distinction)).


Horse riding, horse racing, Norfolk, good food and wine.

Lawyer Rankings

East Midlands > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Nottingham and Derby

Browne Jacobson LLP is widely recognised as a market-leading powerhouse for corporate and commercial work, a reputation reflected by its outstanding track record of advising on n high-profile matters. Its diverse client roster includes private equity houses and management teams, international corporates, listed companies and local businesses. Gavin Cummings heads up the firm’s private sector practice. Another key figure is Nigel Blackwell, who has expertise in private equity transactions, such as MBOs/MBIs and investor-led buyouts. Mark Hughes is also recommended for his private equity deal experience. The healthcare sector is a notable area of strength of the firm; Oliver Pritchard acts for public, private and third sector healthcare organisations. Recently appointed head of business services Richard Medd specialises in advising public authorities on matters such as incorporations, and constitutional and governance issues. The firm also stands out in the commercial sphere, with its wide-ranging workload including agency and distribution agreements, franchise agreements and consumer protection matters; Paula Dumbill and Selina Hinchliffe are names to note. Victoria Gaskell and Helen Morgan are among the highly regarded associates at the firm.