Tim Wright

Partner, Fladgate
Tim Wright is a partner in the corporate department at Fladgate. He specialises in commercial, outsourcing and technology transactions across various sectors such as banking, insurance, healthcare and technology. Services include outsourcing, cloud computing, digital platforms and e-commerce, web development and hosting, software development and licensing, system integration projects, business transformation and digital projects, joint ventures, artificial intelligence and robotic process automation contracts, and wide-ranging procurement, commercial contracts and privacy issues. Tim has acted for a number of pharmaceutical, banking and insurance companies, including GlaxoSmithKline, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma, UBS, BNP Paribas, Cooperative Financial Services, Old Mutual, RSA, Phoenix Life, AXIS Capital, UBS and Goldman Sachs, as well as service providers such as Aon Hewitt, HCL Insurance, Storm Technologies, Company Watch and DST Systems, delivering a broad range of outsourcing and technology deals including information technology, facilities management, pensions administration, employee benefits administration, logistics, finance and accounting, and HR, as well as cloud computing, data processing agreements, and Workday, ERP (SAP, Oracle) and Office 365 implementations. Since 2009, he worked extensively with GlaxoSmithKline on its global integrated facilities management outsourcing arrangements which has included strategy, extensive negotiations, scope expansions, service level agreements, service changes and re-procurements with GSK’s key FM vendors including CBRE and Sodexo. Tim is a member of the Law Society of England & Wales, the Law Society of Ireland, ITechLaw, the Global Sourcing Association, the International Bar Association and the Society for Computers & Law. He qualified in 1992, joining Fladgate in January 2019 from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. Tim is also qualified in Ireland.
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Wilful misconduct and deliberate default in commercial contracts
Practice Note

This Practice Note sets out guidance upon the meaning, use and importance of commonly used terms in exclusion and limitation of liability clauses in commercial agreements, including the terms: abandonment; wilful misconduct; and deliberate default. It considers how these terms have been interpreted via case law and includes tips for parties when drafting and negotiating commercial agreements.

Intra-group services agreement
Precedent

This Precedent intra-group services agreement is intended for use as a supply of services agreement where the customer and the supplier are members of the same group of companies and, as such, it is not intended to favour either party and, where appropriate, it adopts a simpler approach than equivalent business-to-business (B2B) agreements. For example, detailed provisions relating to supplier evaluation, warranty periods and performance criteria, and supply chain clauses such as those dealing with modern slavery and anti-bribery have been omitted.

Intra-group services agreement—international
Precedent

This Precedent international intra-group services agreement is intended for use as a supply of services agreement where the customer and the supplier are members of the same group of companies and where the supplier company is located in a jurisdiction other than England and Wales. The Precedent is not intended to favour either party and, where appropriate, it adopts a simpler approach than equivalent business-to-business (B2B) agreements. For example, detailed provisions relating to supplier evaluation, warranty periods and performance criteria, and supply chain clauses such as those dealing with modern slavery and anti-bribery have been omitted.

Manufacturing agreement—pro-customer
Precedent

This Precedent manufacturing agreement is for use where a third party manufacturer manufactures product on behalf of a customer. This manufacturing agreement assumes that the customer supplies the design specification for the product and the manufacturer provides the raw materials and packaging for the manufacture of the product. An optional exclusivity clause is included requiring the manufacturer to only manufacture the product for the customer. In this Precedent manufacturing agreement, the customer retains the ownership of all intellectual property rights in the product manufactured and any improvements relating solely to the product. It is assumed that tooling is supplied by the manufacturer as part of the price.

Manufacturing agreement—pro-manufacturer
Precedent

This Precedent manufacturing agreement is for use where a third party manufacturer manufactures product on behalf of a customer. This manufacturing agreement assumes that the customer supplies the design specification for the product and the manufacturer provides the raw materials and packaging for the manufacture of the product. An optional exclusivity clause is included requiring the manufacturer to only manufacture the product for the customer. In this Precedent manufacturing agreement, each party retains ownership of all intellectual property rights that they bring to the arrangement and any improvements created by them. It is assumed that tooling is supplied by the manufacturer as part of the price.

Practice areas

Panel

  • Specialist Panel

Education

  • Law Society Finals, The College of Law, York (1992)
  • LLM, University of Bristol (1991)
  • BA (Hons), Sussex University (1990)

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