John Dodsworth Partner

John has considerable deal experience over a 20 plus year period advising on public and private M&A transactions (both UK and cross-border) as well as private equity transactions, with particular expertise in the advertising and media sectors.

John also chairs the firm’s Professional Practices and LLPs group and has advised on many mergers and other transactions in the professional services sector.

What people are saying


"John Dodsworth is a seasoned practitioner with deep experience in the partnership space. He advises an enviable roster of clients, including leading law and accountancy firms, on the partnership and LLP aspects of complex restructurings and international mergers."

Chambers UK 2020

"John is recognised in Chambers UK 2020 as a leading individual for partnerships."

Chambers UK 2020

"John Dodsworth has deep expertise in advising clients on sophisticated domestic and cross-border public and private M&A transactions, with a prominence in matters in the media and advertising spaces. A client says: "He's very amenable, responsive and understands very well what we want to achieve"."

Chambers UK 2020

"John Dodsworth possesses niche expertise in transactions in the professional services sector. Clients appreciate his 'clear, precise and trusted judgement.'"

Chambers UK 2019

"John Dodsworth is praised for his negotiating abilities, particularly "his commerciality in understanding what it takes to get the deal done."

Chambers Europe 2018

"John Dodsworth attracts extensive praise from clients for his 'deep expertise and knowledge in the professional services space'."

Chambers UK 2018

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