Outsourcing - UK-wide
What the team is known for Highly regarded for its expertise in global IT outsourcing projects. Also boasts notable expertise in advising the public sector on high-profile procurement agreements. Impressive experience in contractual disputes.
Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
Client service: "They are dynamic and engaged and, when you are in complicated negotiations, you need people like them who can be flexible in style."
Pragmatic advice: "Pragmatic and sensible advice. They help us define the approach and then do a good job at the detailed work."
Problem solving: "When you have a dispute, you find yourself with a lot of technical information and a huge mess. You want people that are prepared to roll their sleeves up and help you find a position. They ended up helping us establish a really good position."
Work highlights Advising the Department for Culture, Media & Sport on a £530 million national broadband project, drawing on the firm's strengths across a number of areas.
Acting for a public sector body on a series of disputes arising from a significant long-term outsourcing arrangement with a shared services supplier, including the renegotiation of the contractual relationship.
Technology lawyer David Isaac is described as a "real asset to building strong relationships." Another client notes his negotiation skills: "He is very personable, with a clear bottom line."
Iain Monaghan is highly commended for his style. "He is very easy to work with and very approachable. He has his eye on the detail." He is experienced with complex procurements.
Simon Colvin leads the public sector TMT practice assisting clients with outsourcing and technology projects. Clients rate him highly, noting: "He is an extremely able lawyer and he meets all the challenges that come up during the entire process."
Significant clients Capita, Defra, Fujitsu, Logica, Telefónica.