Legal Counsel

Commercial Contracts

Get in touch

For further advice please contact us for a consultation.

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+44 (0)3330 143 401 info@gunnercooke.com
Testimonials

I’ve worked with Alison over a number of years on a number of high level commercial deals. Alison brings a pragmatic and commercially minded approach to her legal work and has been a critical part of the team in ensuring the success of a number of our core contracts. She brings a diligent and focussed approach to ensuring she meets the business needs.

Centrica Plc

Group Procurement Director

Alison is a highly engaged professional whose involvement energises the team. Her experiences and behaviours have helped me to deliver robust commercial negotiations within very challenging timescales. She is a pleasure to work with and a great asset.

EY

Technology Senior Sourcing Manager

Legal Counsel

Commercial Contracts

Expertise

Alison is a highly experienced commercial and technology lawyer with 15 years of in-house experience at FTSE 15 companies. In that time Alison has undertaken a wide variety of work including IT and business process outsourcing, business to consumer advice, regulatory issues (including FCA, Ofgem, ICO, Trading Standards and ASA), business to business sales contracts and litigation management. Alison provides pragmatic solutions to her clients and takes pride in her straightforward approach.

Alison Advises

  • FTSE 100 Companies
  • SMEs
  • Start-Ups

Experience Highlights

  • Advising on and negotiation Public Procurement tenders
  • Creating standardised contracts for both Sales and Procurement functions of UK Plc, with negotiation toolkit to roll out a fully optimised self -serve contracting model for the business.
  • Legal operations experience delivering a transformation project for in house legal teams.
  • Negotiating cross jurisdiction outsourcing agreements for technology infrastructure, and general business process outsourcing.
  • Extensive experience of developing, reviewing and negotiation of software licence and support terms (Vendor and Purchaser) and general commercial contracts including sponsorship, agency agreements, facilities, and GDPR advice.
  • Redraft and negotiation of consumer terms of sale for FTSE 15 company with the Regulatory Authority following complaints of non-compliance.
  • Managing legal strategy for the contentious exit of a £500m business-critical data centre outsourcing arrangement, and concurrent re-contracting of services.

Career History

Previous Law Firms

  • Shoosmiths

Previous Businesses

  • Senior Legal Counsel, Centrica plc, British Gas team
  • Temporary Legal Counsel, Heinz UK
  • Consultant- Xerox UK
  • Consultant- Capita Plc

Education

  • Queen Mary College, London, (LLB) English and European Law, including Leiden University, The Netherlands
  • LPC College of Law, London

Get in touch

For further advice please contact us for a consultation.

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+44 (0)3330 143 401 info@gunnercooke.com
Testimonials

I’ve worked with Alison over a number of years on a number of high level commercial deals. Alison brings a pragmatic and commercially minded approach to her legal work and has been a critical part of the team in ensuring the success of a number of our core contracts. She brings a diligent and focussed approach to ensuring she meets the business needs.

Centrica Plc

Group Procurement Director

Alison is a highly engaged professional whose involvement energises the team. Her experiences and behaviours have helped me to deliver robust commercial negotiations within very challenging timescales. She is a pleasure to work with and a great asset.

EY

Technology Senior Sourcing Manager