Dawn is a Legal Director in Osborne Clarke’s commercial disputes and international arbitration team, focusing in particular on technology and corporate disputes.

Dawn regularly acts for clients in the early stages of disputes assisting them to resolve issues commercially, including by way of mediation and other forms of ADR. She is experienced in handling heavyweight litigation claims and arbitral proceedings, including with an international element.

With expertise in the technology / digital sector, Dawn acts for both suppliers and customers in complex technology disputes and and failed digital transformation projects. Dawn has previously been recognised in the Legal Directories as a ‘specialist IT litigator’ with ‘great technical knowledge’ and been highlighted "for the quality of her counsel on strategic and commercial decisions’. Dawn is listed as a next generation partner in the 2021 edition of the Legal 500 and as an Associate to watch in the 2023 edition of Chambers.

Dawn also advises clients in a range of contractual claims and frequently manages corporate and shareholder disputes, including unfair prejudice matters and derivative claims often for clients in the technology and life science sectors.

Dawn is incredible. She is very intelligent and works ever so hard for her clients. She always goes the extra mile and is always looking to reach our ultimate goal as a business … She is very attentive, there every step of the way"

Chambers 2022

Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world

Having specialised in contentious technology matters for over 15 years, I have a keen interest in digitalisation and assisting clients to navigate the increased business risks which can arise from new IT systems failing, or a key part of a digital transformative project stalling. My aim is to work alongside our clients to get the commercial relationship back on track.

International technology company

Acting for technology giant in a series of contractual disputes, in particular concerning the implementation of a number of cloud services transformation projects.

Unfair prejudice

Defending the majority shareholder of a European retail business in respect of an unfair prejudice claim brought against its UK subsidiaries.

Multinational IT services company

Acting for a multinational IT services provider in an LCIA arbitration relating to an alleged failed IT implementation.

Global technology company

Handling a dispute for a global technology company in dispute with one of its service providers, including advising in connection with alleged breaches of contract and termination of the same.

Pharmaceuticals client

Advising a pharmaceuticals company on the ability to terminate a contract for the supply of pharmaceuticals and the potential risks of the same.

Corporate disputes

Retained to advise in several shareholder disputes regarding compulsory share transfers, and to  manage significant breach of warranty claims across various sectors.