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I have particular expertise in IT and business process outsourcing and digital transformation projects and have advised on a number of complex and groundbreaking projects including the UK Government's £4.5bn National Identity Scheme, a transformational IT outsourcing involving Accenture and Lloyds Banking Group and a £660m second-generation business process outsourcing for NS&I. My team has also won a number of awards for advice in the IT and Technology sector including “TMT firm of the year”.

I am ranked as a leader in my field in Chambers and have been a named legal expert in legal directories such as Legal 500, Who's Who Legal, Best Lawyers, who say I am 'second to none', 'a trusted and valued adviser' and 'a joy to work with'.  They also say I have a "responsive and open approach" and that clients have the "ultimate confidence in his advice and support, and would recommend him to others".

I'm a specialist in IT law, Intellectual Property Rights, Data Protection and Privacy, Cloud computing, SaaS, OSS, Internet and e-commerce law, AdTech, Digital transformation, and procurement projects. I also advise on innovative technologies like distributed ledger technology, AI and machine learning and the licensing and exploitation of digital data and databases.

 

What others say…

The Fieldfisher team, led by Paul Barton, has yet again excelled in helping us to conclude some particularly challenging procurements on time and on budget

Commercial Director, Home Office

Ian Forster

I have worked with a great many law firms in my time and I can say that you and your colleagues have shone out from the crowd in terms of your attention to detail, your tireless patience and professionalism.  It has been a pleasure

Head of Legal, UKSBS

Amy Auton-Smith

The speed and quality of your work, the thoroughness and discipline with which you have managed the process, your attention to detail, your interactions with CGI and the way you have integrated into the NCA team have all been exemplary

Chief Information Officer, National Crime Agency

Gerry Cantwell

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