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Second partner for Clarion’s growing commercial and IT law team


Clarion’s successful commercial and IT law team is continuing to grow with the appointment of David Cunningham as partner.

David joins us from Bond Dickinson and has 15 years’ experience in commercial law, specialising in technology and business process outsourcing in both the private and the public sector.  His career includes positions at both DLA Piper and Eversheds.

Whilst based in Leeds, David has always worked nationally and internationally, spending some time in India. His wide ranging experience includes working with clients with turnovers from £1m up to £400m.  He has worked on a number of high profile projects for Transport for London such as the congestion charging scheme; for the Department of Health on the National Programme for IT; and for the Highways Agency on national and regional traffic information services. He has also worked with a US supplier of healthcare software assisting with all of its UK commercial legal work.

Partner Matthew Hattersley who leads Clarion’s commercial law team, comments: “With his extensive experience in commercial law as well as his specialism in IT, David’s skills perfectly complement Clarion’s expertise and he will be a fantastic asset to the team. ”

David said: “I'm really excited about joining Clarion and working with Matthew to grow the commercial practice over the coming years. Clarion has a great profile in Yorkshire and beyond and I'm keen to build on the relationships which I've been developing throughout my career and use my expertise to drive the practice’s continued success.”

Clarion's six-strong commercial team provides strategic advice for companies when negotiating and documenting new and changing business relationships.  Working nationally and internationally, the team aims to help businesses secure their goals, manage risk and build in commercial benefits.