Cathrine Ripley


Cathrine Ripley  |  Partner

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Cathrine Ripley spent the first 5 years of her career in the City and initially specialised in litigation which is of great benefit in her role at FSP as a commercial lawyer. She is highly experienced in dealing with many types of commercial contracts including hardware and software supply and maintenance agreements, distribution and agency agreements, software licences, contracts for cloud computing solutions, outsourcing agreements, data licensing agreements and franchise agreements as well as terms and conditions of business for a wide variety of clients. Cathrine also advises on intellectual property issues for clients in the technology industry and other creative and innovative businesses, dealing with the licensing of patents and other IP as well as overseeing FSP’s UK and EU trade mark work.

Cathrine has particular expertise in advising clients in the construction industry and she has been involved in some high-profile construction projects in the Thames Valley.  Cathrine regularly acts for developers, funders, contractors and professional team members, for example preparing and negotiating professional Appointments, Warranties, JCT Contracts and associated documentation.

Cathrine is a member of the British Computer Society and the Society of Construction Law. FSP is an affiliate member of FAST (the Federation Against Software Theft). 

What clients have said about Cathrine:

"Cathrine has always provided sensible, sound and practical advice. The voice of reason."

Serann Consulting Limited

"Cathrine recently helped us to update our standard customer contracts. What she did was great - I loved how she made perfect sense of my jumble of words!"

Andy Woods, Rouge-Media

"We very much appreciated Cathrine Ripley's time and concentrated effort in helping us achieve a successful outcome with the recent sale of our software licence and support agreement.  She made simple much of the legal jargon, her summaries were spot on and these helped us focus on the key operational and financial points necessary to make the deal a success."

Alan Atkinson, Company Director, Bradford

"We were very happy with the support given to us by Cathrine Ripley.  She provided a safe pair of hands and helped us to find practical solutions, enabling us to reach a successful outcome in our negotiations.  Cathrine was always available when we needed her and turned things around very quickly.  It was a pleasure and a weight off our minds to have such a competent lawyer on the team."

Tristram Hill, TNT Post

“I really do believe that without Cathrine's work on our recent contract and her speed of response, it would have taken double the amount of time to conclude."

Mandeep Kandola (General Manager - Commercial), Xeretec Office Systems Limited

"Cathrine was very responsive and took the time to explain all the legal elements to me making the process a lot less stressful."

Mike Jenkinson, Innovation 1st