Louise Dobson specialises in 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 related contracts.
Ms Dobson is a partner and is ranked in Chambers and Partners for public procurement. Sources note that Louise ‘is establishing herself firmly . . . by acting on a number of high-profile procurement cases’ (Chambers and Partners 2017), has ‘very good understanding of tactics and strategy’ (Chambers and Partners 2018), is ‘a very effective public procurement litigator’ (Chambers and Partners 2020) and ‘is very good – she is savvy and really roots for her clients’ (Chambers and Partners 2021). Ms Dobson was ranked as a ‘Next Generation Lawyer’ in The Legal 500 from 2018 to 2021 and is noted as ‘very hard working’ with specialist knowledge of the health and pharmaceuticals sector.
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). She is also a member of the Procurement Lawyers’ Association.