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Pinsent Masons

Information Technology

4 ranked lawyersBand 1ScotlandUK 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Continues to enjoy a stellar reputation in the market. Draws on a bench of experienced lawyers who are able to handle high-profile procurement and outsourcing work in the education, financial services, energy and retail sectors. Additional expertise in data protection and fintech. A formidable litigation arm for complex contract disputes.

Strengths

"The work was timely and they made themselves readily available," says a client. "Happy with the service all round."

Sources say the team is "remarkable in its knowledge of the fintech and technology sector in Scotland."

"A trusted partner to our business that has successfully seen us through a range of challenges over the term of that partnership," comments an interviewee.

Work highlights

Advised Edinburgh Airport on the procurement of a new local area network and WiFi solution to replace its legacy systems.

Notable practitioners

Chris Martin comes recommended in particular for his experience helping universities and energy companies procure systems and services to update their digital estates and deploy connected technologies.
"Calm demeanour in negotiations." "Easy to work with, good with clients and technically sound."

Joanne McIntosh assists clients in a range of sectors, with a particular focus on higher education and financial services. She advises on the procurement IT services, often with reference to competitive dialogue procedure and financial services regulation.
"Brilliant - very well organised and nothing is too much trouble."

Matthew Godfrey-Faussett has a wealth of experience in IT contracts of all kinds and regularly acts on behalf of large retailers and financial services institutions.
"A knowledgeable and astute lawyer with a strong focus on the client's objectives."

Yvonne Dunn advises on a wide range of IT arrangements and is particularly well known for her work in the financial services and fintech sectors. "Extremely knowledgeable and well connected."

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Scotland

Information Technology


Chris Martin
Band 2
Joanne McIntosh
Band 3
Matthew Godfrey-Faussett
Band 1
Yvonne Dunn
Band 1