Since qualifying in 2007, Louise Dobson has focused on commercial dispute resolution and risk management, with a focus on procurement challenges and high-value complex contractual disputes. She acts for both public and private sector clients and provides advice on live claims alongside dealing with dispute avoidance and risk management work, assisting with contract negotiations, terminations, exit strategies and payments and supporting tender teams with high-value procurement processes and the related contracts.

Ms Dobson is ranked in Chambers and Partners 2017 as an ‘Associate to Watch’ for litigation in Yorkshire and sources note in that Louise ‘is establishing herself firmly in the Yorkshire litigation market by acting on a number of high-profile procurement cases’. One source notes: ‘Louise’s technical knowledge and ability to handle and understand a mass of detail from the client was terrific. She guided me through a tense and stressful time with sound commercial awareness, real effectiveness and patient and diligent client service.’

Ms Dobson has particular experience working in the health sector, advising arm’s-length bodies of the NHS on complex contractual claims, businesses in the healthcare, life sciences and pharmaceutical sectors, and dealing with the management of confidential and commercially sensitive data and information in procurement disputes (whether personal, patient or business data). During the course of 2015, she successfully acted alongside Bill Gilliam for the claimant in Counted4 Community Interest Company v. Sunderland City Council [2015] EWHC 3898 (TCC). She is also a member of the Procurement Lawyers’ Association.