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Browne Jacobson expands its Commercial Digital and Outsourcing practice with two new Nottingham appointments

Law firm Browne Jacobson has grown its Digital and Outsourcing offering in Nottingham with the appointment of commercial associate lawyers, Laura Higginbottom and Alex Holbrook.

26 October 2022

Law firm Browne Jacobson has grown its Digital and Outsourcing offering in Nottingham with the appointment of commercial associate lawyers, Laura Higginbottom and Alex Holbrook.

Both appointments will support the further growth ambitions of the firm’s established Digital and Outsourcing practice and wider commercial practice.  

Laura, who trained at law firm Knights has experience in advising on commercial contracts, franchise agreements, licence agreements for intellectual property clients, due diligence on corporate contracts, property litigation and residential property matters.

Alex joins the firm having trained at Eversheds Sutherland where he gained experience in commercial projects, contracts and outsourcing agreements for large public sector bodies and the private sector, corporate transactions and employment matters. Prior to his training contract, Alex worked at Eversheds Sutherland as a paralegal, specialising in financial services disputes and investigations.

Both Laura and Alex’s roles in Browne Jacobson’s specialist digital and sourcing team will see them advise an extensive portfolio of high-profile clients in both the public, private and heavily regulated sectors, advising on large scale, business critical and complex digital procurements.

Partner Kay Chand who heads up Browne Jacobson’s Digital and Outsourcing practice in Nottingham commented: “Over the last 12 months, our team have seen a significant increase in the number of complex instructions we have been asked to advise on, so I am pleased to welcome Laura and Alex to our growing practice who will support on the successful delivery of those projects to our diverse client base.

“Although both are still in the early years of their legal careers, they bring with them an excellent range of commercial expertise and have had exposure to a wide range of matters that cut across both the public and private sector. They are also both very ambitious, committed, creative and strive to make a positive difference through their work, these are the qualities that reflect the vibrant culture of Browne Jacobson and will be an asset to our clients.”

Laura added: “Browne Jacobson are known in the market as commercially astute lawyers that provide very tailored advice to an impressive portfolio of household names, but they are also known for their inclusive people culture and for nurturing their talent to thrive and grow - that is what attracted me to them. I am happy to be supporting the future needs of the business and our clients in achieving their strategic objectives.”

Alex said: “Browne Jacobson has a strong profile, a first-rate client base, and a reputation for delivering commercially sound advice on some really exciting matters, but for me, the firm’s commitment to making a positive difference across business and society is what really stands out, so I am proud to have become part of that offering and look forward to developing my career under some truly excellent lawyers.”

In May, Browne Jacobson announced it was to be the first official law firm partner to O Shaped, an innovative movement with a mission to drive positive change within the legal sector. The initiative has been spearheaded by former Network Rail General Counsel (GC) Dan Kayne.



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