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 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

"John Dodsworth is 'a very intelligent lawyer, very pleasant and straightforward to deal with'."

Chambers UK 2017

"The 'incredibly intelligent' John Dodsworth has particular experience handling the formation of LLPs and chairs the firm's partnership and LLPs group. Sources say he is a 'brilliant lawyer' and 'well respected'."

Chambers UK 2016

"Clients describe him as an 'excellent and extremely knowledgeable' lawyer who is 'very calm under pressure - his experience really shows'."

Chambers UK 2015

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