Stuart Padgham



Stuart is a highly experienced commercial/ IT lawyer and works for a wide range of corporates, advising them on commercial and IT agreements. He has particular expertise in working with clients on their outsourcings and other strategic agreements.

World Para Athletics Championships

Stuart will be leading our role as Official Legal Services Provider of the World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 and he will be assisting with commercial contracts between contractors and the organising committee of the event.

Recent highlights

  • Advising a private hospital group on the outsourcing of its fleet of mobile MRI and CT scanners
  • Advising a Water Utility on the procurement of a managed service provider as part of its preparation for Market Reform in the non-household sector
  • Advising a private hospital group on the replacement of its patient records system
  • Advising a major professional services organisation on the retendering of its facilities management arrangements.

Market View

Stuart Padgham is "knowledgeable, responsive and great to work with" and "combines technical expertise with commercial sense" – ​Legal 500 2016

"We have done some cutting edge things with them, they are happy to think about this from a commercial standpoint and come up with a plan, and this has produced some new thinking. They are competent, friendly and helpful." – Mark Hugall, Alliance Healthcare


Stuart has written a PLC practice note on business interruption.

Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 04/05/2017
    Irwin Mitchell Named Official Legal Services Provider Of World Para Athletics Championships London 2017

    “We are proud to be associated with such an historic event in London and being named as the Official Legal Services Provider recognises the extensive experience that we have in this area. “London 2012 raised the bar for sport in this country and we are delighted to be working with the London Championships Ltd Organising Committee to deliver the World Para Athletics Championships London 17 on behalf of UK Athletics, the Greater London Authority and UK Sport, which is supported by the Department for Culture Media and Sport. “With record breaking ticket sales and excitement building around the country, we are looking forward to an historical Championships which everyone can get behind and support this summer.”

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  • 09/03/2017
    Budget 2017: New Consumer Protections

    “The CRA does not permit unfair terms, but with it only granting the authorities limited enforcement powers, namely permitting authorities to go to court to impose a fine only if a company refuses to cooperate and allowing enforcers to apply to the courts for an injunction, and consumers themselves being unlikely to seek to enforce their rights through a court, many companies have continued to trade as they did pre-CRA. “Importantly, therefore, the Government has announced today that it intends to give the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) new enforcement powers, including giving the CMA an ability to ask a civil court to impose a fine for breaching consumer law. “Whilst the underlying policy reasoning is clear to see, we can only hope that the work done to simplify consumer law by consolidating and combining existing statutes will not now be slowly unravelled. “Only time will tell as to how these proposed changes will be implemented but in the meantime, it is a useful reminder to ensure that your Terms and Conditions and trade practices are CRA compliant and as user friendly as possible.”

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