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23rd October 2015

New partner appointment to expand technology offering

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We are delighted to announce the appointment of a new partner who will help lead the firm’s technology growth strategy across its offices.

Andrew Priest joins Hewitsons’ Cambridge office as a Partner in the Corporate Business Unit, as part of a firm wide role to co-ordinate and direct its technology offering. In a career spanning over 25 years in both England and Scotland, Andrew has significant experience within the ICT sector in advising private and public sector clients, with particular emphasis on technology licensing deals, outsourcing projects and general commercial contracts. He also advises on a range of intellectual property and data protection issues.

James Lawrence, Partner at Hewitsons LLP and head of the Corporate Business Unit, said: “We are delighted to welcome another highly experienced solicitor to our firm. Hewitsons prides itself on providing clients with an exceptional service and Andrew brings with him a wealth of knowledge to further support this, and lead our growth in the technology sector.”

He continues: “Cambridge has one the largest technology clusters in Europe with more than 1,500 technology-based firms in the region. We want to further expand our offering in this exciting area, both in Cambridge and across our other offices in London, Milton Keynes and Northampton. Andrew’s appointment will help us towards achieving this goal.”

Commenting on his appointment, Andrew said: “I am very pleased to be joining such a well-respected and forward-thinking law firm, and I am looking forward to further developing the growth of Hewitsons’ offering within the technology sector.”