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Matt Johnston – Thomson Reuters Stand-out Lawyer 2023

Congratulations to Partner, Matt Johnston who has been named as one of Thomson Reuter’s Stand-out Lawyers of the year for 2023.

Matt was independently nominated for the award. Nominated by senior legal buyers from around the world, “Stand-out Lawyers” are recognized for their high quality of work, business and commercial savvy, and ability to turn legal advice into practical solutions.

According to Thomson Reuters,  a firm with Stand-out Lawyers can “improve client satisfaction, strengthen their brand, increase client advocacy, enhance people engagement, grow share of wallet, and increase profits per partner.”


Matt specialises in technology contracts, particularly business critical outsourcings and system supply agreements, cloud arrangements, agile software development and AI / process automation. He also assists clients with big data and data services initiatives and is one of the few UK lawyers to have extensive specialist experience in projects relating to electricity innovation and regulatory matters, including in relation to Ofgem’s national innovation allowance and national innovation competition initiatives.

Matt is ranked as a Leading Individual in Legal 500 in IT & Telecoms and is ranked as a Band 1 lawyer in Information Technology by Chambers & Partners, 2023. Matt advises numerous large UK corporations on a variety of technology matters, with such clients including Universal Music, Electricity North West, Mitchells & Butlers and A-Plan.

Some of our clients say:

“Matt Johnston is superb. He isn’t just an expert on the law but also an adviser to the business.”

“Matt is an exceptional lawyer and very commercially minded. He has invested time in understanding our business and our ambitions.”

“Matt is an extremely personable and highly experienced commercial lawyer. He adopts a pragmatic approach but is also technically excellent.”

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