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Joanna Haigh

Joanna Haigh

Legal Director

Joanna Haigh has over 10 years’ of experience in commercial dispute resolution, including international arbitration and litigation, and she advises on a variety of complex disputes. In particular, she frequently acts for clients in IT and outsourcing disputes and public procurement challenges.

Areas of FocusTechnology


  • Advising the NHS National IT Programme (one of the world's largest ever IT procurements) in respect of contract issues, dispute prevention and dispute resolution over a number of years including the resolution of a very large and high value dispute with one major supplier by way of arbitration proceedings.
  • Advising a number of UK Government Departments in relation to risks and disputes in relation to major IT and critical national infrastructure projects as part of multi-disciplinary teams and achieving successful outcomes.
  • Acting for Merseytravel in defence of a procurement challenge by Bombardier in relation to the award of a rolling stock contract worth hundreds of millions of pounds. The claim settled.
  • English
  • University of Sheffield, BA (Hons)
  • Nottingham Law School, GDL & LPC (Distinction)


  • Joanna haigh is the co-author of a Practice Notice published by PLC on how to deal with and manage IT-related disputes.

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Society for Computers and Law