Andrew Dodd, Partner, IP and Technology, Protection and Enforcement
I am a partner in our IP and technology dispute resolution group and lead the firm's IT and telecoms disputes practice. My principal practice area is the prosecution and defence of substantial disputes arising out of outsourcing, technology and communications contracts.
I act for major IT suppliers and leading UK telecommunications operators. I also advise various public sector clients in relation to significant outsourcing and data security disputes. My practice encompasses the entire lifecycle of a dispute, from early strategic advice in relation to troubled IT projects, through pro-active dispute resolution by means of mediation and culminating in extensive court and arbitration expertise.
I regularly advise clients in relation to complex implementation, service and sub-contractor issues arising from the outsourcing of IT and telephonic services. I also act for clients in the obtaining or releasing of injunctive relief.
I also have a significant franchise litigation practice as part of a team confirmed by Chambers Global 2014 as one of the top two practices in the world. I advise large corporates, franchisors and groups of franchisees. I have acted in several significant franchise disputes in both the UK and overseas for established clients in the retail sector.
I have regularly been recommended in Legal 500 and was listed in the 2013 and 2014 editions of Super Lawyers UK. I contribute regularly to various professional publications and have commented in The Times, FT.com, New Law Journal, IT Law Today and Franchise Law Journal.