Dan Greatorex is an experienced outsourcing, logistics and technology lawyer. He is praised by clients for his personable style, pro-active approach to progressing deals, understanding clients’ business objectives and for providing clear, concise legal advice.
Professional Highlights:
  • Advising a market leading retailer on the first generation outsourcing of its multi-channel fulfilment operations, including international eCommerce order fulfilment, store replenishment for its footprint in UK and Ireland of over 60 stores, and value-added services for over 1.5m customers annually.
  • Advising a global logistics company in relation to its warehousing and distribution agreements with international retailers, brewing companies and supermarkets.
  • Advising a leading outsourcing catering provider in relation to its entire distribution network across all sectors in England, Scotland and Wales to drive operational efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and sustainability.
  • Advising a global plastic injection moulding company on its cross-border manufacturing supply arrangements with several international retailers.
  • Advising a financial services company on the renewal of its framework contractual arrangements with a global IT services provider for the provision of over 25 business critical applications and systems.
  • Advising multiple tech startups on their private and government-backed funding arrangements, formalising their contracting arrangements to foster confidence among investors and facilitating successful new customer relationships.
What our clients say about him:
“Dan supported us in working with a major client to close down a new 3 year deal. We had many different stakeholder changes that Dan and our customer had to deal with due to various business reasons but it was Dan who was the glue that held the whole process together.  During this period, he worked as a part of our team seamlessly, kept us on track with a disciplined approach but also made it fun. We can’t fault his understanding of the complexities of our business and managing us to get the desired results. I would recommend Dan for any future legal work without a second thought” Operations Director, Global Logistics Company
“Dan has provided support to us on several high value and complex commercial contract matters in the last twelve months or so. As well as being highly responsive and a pleasure to deal with, Dan has an excellent eye for detail, a clear and deep knowledge of the law in his field and is an excellent communicator. He has real talent as a solicitor and we value his ongoing support.” Commercial Lawyer, Automotive Finance Services Company
"Dan has been our legal lead as we have developed and launched the Health Hub. During the last 12 months, Dan has been instrumental in enabling the development of our commercial partnership model elevating our thinking as we do so, and bringing to life new revenue streams for us.  Dan is pragmatic and has taken time to really understand the business enabling a faster turnaround of activity.” Head of Health Hub, National Retailer
“Dan was seconded to our legal team during COVID, which was a challenging time for any food service business. During the last 12 months, he has worked in tandem with the team, keeping us on track with his professionalism and understanding of the complexities of the business. His pragmatic and approachable style has been welcomed by the entire Operations team.” Sector Managing Director, International Outsourced Service Provider
In addition to his project work, Dan collaborates closely with in-house legal teams, offering day-to-day support in commercial contracting arrangements. This involves negotiating contracts based on standard terms, understanding business risk profiles, and providing strategic commercial advice.
As operations lead for Cia®, Shoosmiths’ AI-powered contract review service, Dan also brings extensive expertise in driving innovation by collaborating with in-house legal teams to develop processes and integrate legal tech for enhanced operational efficiency.  This has led to Dan presenting on the adoption of artificial intelligence within the legal sector.


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