Dawn is an Associate Director in Osborne Clarke’s international arbitration and commercial disputes team. She advises clients on a wide range of commercial disputes, often with a cross-border element.
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. With particular expertise in the technology / digital sector, Dawn acts for a range of clients in complex technology disputes, and has previously been noted in the Legal Directories as a ‘specialist IT litigator’ with ‘great technical knowledge’ and is ‘highlighted in particular for the quality of her counsel on strategic and commercial decisions’. She is listed as a next generation lawyer in the 2020 edition of the Legal 500 and as being “particularly active in technology disputes”.
Dawn also advises clients in the Life Sciences and Healthcare sector and frequently manages corporate and shareholder disputes. Her recent experience on the technology side includes acting for a global technology company in a dispute with one of its service providers, advising a digital client in a high-value breach of contract claim and acting for a multinational IT services provider in an LCIA arbitration relating to an IT implementation. In the life sciences sector Dawn has advised on a number of contractual matters concerning interpretation of provisions including on the ability to terminate a contract for the supply of pharmaceuticals. She has also been retained to advise in several shareholder disputes regarding compulsory share transfers, as well manage significant breach of warranty claims across various sectors.