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DLA Piper LLP

Information Technology

4 ranked lawyersBand 1North WestUK 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Acts for an impressive range of domestic and international clients across the range of IT matters such as outsourcing, procurement and complex service transitions. Stands out for its public sector work and is able to leverage its huge global network to assist with cross-border matters. Frequently instructed by major government institutions for large outsourcing projects.

Strengths

Clients regard the team as "very helpful and approachable."

Sources say DLA Piper is "very good at managing client relationships."

Work highlights

Advised TalkTalk in connection with a long-term services agreement with the Post Office surrounding the provision of home phone and broadband services to nationwide customers.

Notable practitioners

Lee Brierley is a leading IT solicitor with considerable experience negotiating system procurements and outsourcings for sophisticated customers in the public and private sectors.
"He is very technically able and knows what he is doing.""Lee Brierley is absolutely excellent, handling a broad mix of some very big projects, including lots of public sector work."

Peter Brook acts for central government departments and NHS trusts on all manner of transformational IT projects involving software, hardware, cloud and internet-based solutions.
"He's very organised and able to delegate extremely efficiently within the firm.""Peter Brook is very down-to-earth and good at understanding what I need. He gets the advice to us very quickly and is very good at responding at short notice,  making sure we get value for money."

Sarah Bell is a seasoned IT practitioner with strong experience in the negotiation of procurement and outsourcing agreements of all kinds on behalf of corporate public sector customers. 
"She has a good reputation for public sector projects.""Sarah Bell is excellent, particularly with regard to her focus on commercial joint ventures."

Stephen Wright has extensive experience advising on large-scale IT procurements and outsourcings, and has recently worked on projects concerned with fintech and payment technology.
"Stephen Wright is valued by his clients."

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Information Technology

DLA Piper LLP

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Location

Princes Exchange

Princes Square

Leeds

West Yorkshire

UK

LS1 4BY

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Information Technology


Lee Brierley
Band 1
Peter Brook
Band 2
Stephen Wright
Band 2