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Gemma Townley


Gemma is a partner in the technology and data law team and specialises in advising on public sector procurement and a wide range of complex contracts. 

Gemma advises on public procurement issues at all stages of the process, and is regularly instructed on data protectionfreedom of information and intellectual property rights.

Gemma regularly drafts tender documentation and undertakes commercial contractual negotiations for her clients.  Additionally, she has experience of advising on a wide range of service contracts in relation to outsourcing projects for adult social care, children’s services, leisure, housing and health.  She also has experience of advising clients on grant and loan agreements.

Gemma has a particular interest in telecommunications, advising on a voice and video contract for a central government department and on an urban wi-fi project that involved 14 London boroughs.

She advises clients in a wide range of sectors including central government, local government and telecoms.

Gemma also presents seminars on various topics, including procurement law updates and contract law.


Joined Sharpe Pritchard

Previous Employment
Trained at Sharpe Pritchard


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Recent work

  • Ministry of Justice Future IT Sourcing (FITS) programme;
  • Pan-London scheme for urban wi-fi (advising one of the London Boroughs involved);
  • Urban high-speed broadband scheme for a London Borough;
  • Joint procurement for the outsourcing of library management services for two London Boroughs.


What others say

Gemma, I would just like to put on record my thanks for all of your help and assistance in what has been a rather long process.  It has been a pleasure working with you.

Gemma, many thanks to you and your colleagues for your support and guidance through this project. I know at times it has been frustrating, but in the end we got the best result!

A personal thank you for all the hard work you have put into this.  I have really appreciated the efforts you have made to help us overcome the difficulties and find flexible and sensible solutions.  I look forward to the next time!

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