Gemma Cowap > DLA Piper UK LLP > Liverpool, England > Lawyer Profile

The Plaza
100 Old Hall Street
L3 9QJ

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North West > Public sector > Local government

(Next Generation Partners)

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DLA Piper’s practice is able to support clients on a broad range of matters, from corporate and commercial projects to outsourcing issues and questions regarding pensions. Of note is its involvement in high value public sector projects. Sarah Bell and Liam Cowell  co-head the team. Bell has expertise in commercial projects and joint ventures, while Cowell is specialised in social infrastructure, transport and waste management projects. Gemma Cowap stands out for her knowledge of public commercial trading projects and strategic partnerships.

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

DLA Piper‘s ability to expertly assist at both the domestic and cross-border level ensures that a wide range of local, national and international clients instruct the firm. The commercial offering, which is best known for advising on complex contract matters, is spearheaded by Sarah Bell and Peter Brook. The former is particularly well regarded for knowledge of the government sector, while the latter acts as the national practice head. On the corporate side, James Kerrigan is the key name to note. Other notable team members include Gemma Cowap and legal director Paddy Dwyer.

North West > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms

DLA Piper supports high calibre domestic and international clients on cloud computing, complex IT and business process outsourcing and insourcing, and systems integration matters. The team has particular capabilities in fintech and is well renowned for its public sector practice. Sarah Bell heads up the team, advising key clients on IT-related procurements. Lee Brierley leads the Manchester technology and sourcing department, while the Liverpool-based Peter Brook handles complex IT matters for the public sector. Legal directors Paddy Dwyer and Gemma Cowap bolster the Liverpool office, dealing with technology contracts and procurements and outsourcing projects, respectively. Stephen Wright joined the firm’s general counsel office.