Freya Ollerearnshaw

Senior Associate

Freya joined Bristows as a senior associate in June 2021 as part of the commercial technology disputes team.

Freya has advised a broad range of clients on technology-related issues, from large financial services institutions, multi-national PLCs and government departments to SMEs.

Freya has experience advising at all stages of a dispute: from pre-action through to formal proceedings, both in front of the courts (including the Technology and Construction Court) and arbitral tribunals. Freya has further advised in relation to ADR and settlement, including at mediation.

In addition to formal disputes, Freya also advises clients in relation to distressed technology projects in order to facilitate renegotiations on favourable terms.

Freya has excellent project and case management skills required to successfully navigate large and complex IT disputes, having worked effectively with forensic, delay and technology experts, as well as handling the latest document management technologies and leading online trial software.

Prior to joining Bristows, Freya spent several years as part of a Tier 1 IT disputes practice at a leading UK  firm. In her previous role Freya specialised in advising technology companies on behalf of leading technology insurers.

Freya is a member of the Society for Computers and Law.


  • LLB Law, University of Sheffield
  • Admitted to practice in England & Wales

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