Douglas is a Legal Director in the litigation department and deals with IP, competition and general commercial disputes. He heads our Defence Sector team. He is experienced in all forms of dispute resolution, including litigation, arbitration and mediation, and his aim is to achieve successful results for his clients as quickly and as cost-effectively as possible.

He acts for a wide range of clients in all types of intellectual property disputes, including patent infringement claims, trade-mark and passing off claims, copyright infringement, database right issues and misuse of confidential information.Douglas is also experienced in handling a wide variety of commercial and contractual disputes, including technology and telecoms disputes, supply chain disputes, warranty claims and disputes relating to commercial agencies.

As Head of our Defence Sector team Douglas co-ordinates our lawyers, across the firm, who have a specialist focus on defence and aerospace companies. Working with Osborne Clarke’s competition team, he spearheads the firm’s competition litigation practice in the UK, advising clients who have been affected by breaches of competition law and handling contentious aspects of competition investigations. Douglas trained with Osborne Clarke, qualified in 1996 and was promoted to Legal Director in 2017.