Cathrine Ripley

About Cathrine Ripley

Cathrine spent the first 5 years of her career in the City and initially specialised in commercial litigation before moving into commercial contract work.

Cathrine is highly experienced in dealing with many types of business contracts including hardware and software supply and maintenance agreements, distribution and agency agreements, 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 advised on data protection issues for many years and has substantial expertise in GDPR compliance, not only advising clients but also speaking on the subject at numerous workshops, seminars and webinars and contributing to e-learning programmes.

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

"FSP has acted for Bowe Systec since 2004. Most recently Cathrine helped us negotiate a £10 million contract with one of our major customers for the supply of smart automation systems for multiple production sites around the UK this involved a number of related documents and subcontracts. It was a complex matter, but Cathrine worked diligently to resolve the many challenging issues which arose through the negotiations, helping us to identify priorities and meet the strict deadlines imposed by the customer, as well as collaborating with our German parent company and the subcontractors involved in the project. We are very pleased with the service received as well as the commercial approach that was taken."
Lisa Banton, Managing Director, Bowe Systec UK and Ireland
"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 Limited
"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 (Logixal Document Solutions Limited and formerly at Xeretec Office Systems Limited)
"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
"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
"Cathrine was great to work with and very helpful."
Laura Moore, Magrathea Telecommunications Limited
"Cathrine was easy to work with, the scope of work was developed at the outset and her advice greatly assisted us in drafting a document satisfactory to all parties."
"Cathrine was extremely professional and spot on with her legal expertise."
"Catherine Ripley was patient, understanding and very knowledgeable, she was prepared to act as the representative of our business against challenging individuals."
"Cathrine Ripley has been no-nonsense and patient."