Ben Wootton

Ben WoottonCommercial Contracts and IT Specialist Lawyer
LLB (Hons) University of Exeter  
LPC, University of West of England


Ben is a senior Solicitor and the IT and Commercial Contracts specialist consultant at the law firm, Pritchetts.

Ben trained with the international law firm, Pinsent Masons and has since then worked in the Commercial team at Burges Salmon, and in the Technology & Outsourcing Team of Addleshaw Goddard (including an industry secondment to Barclaycard).  Ben then spent 5 years as in-house legal counsel firstly for Heathrow Airport, in London, and then for Air New Zealand, in New Zealand before returning to the UK and joining Pritchetts as a specialist Consultant.
 
Ben has worked on a wide range of commercial and IT matters during his career, including being the lead lawyer for Heathrow and Air New Zealand’s IT departments, as well as completing many complex and high value projects.
 
He has been highly recommended by his clients for:
  • Working hard to create a productive and collaborative approach, with a focus on simplicity;
  • Always working towards the commercial and practical needs of clients rather than purely technical solutions. Focusing on commercial drivers of his clients, Ben aims to highlight key commercial as well as legal risk areas in order to provide pragmatic solutions;
  • Ben is team orientated, committed and provides energy to the tasks he engages in, completing work on time and in line with the client's key legal and commercial issues. 
Outside of work, Ben is a keen sportsman – he organises and plays both rugby and touch rugby, and now focuses more on the whims of his kids. Ben also loves world-wide travel and adventure including trips to Malawi, Kenya, New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, Costa Rica, Panama, Brazil, Argentina, and Spain.
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