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Lee Gluyas


CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
United Kingdom
Languages English, French

Lee is a commercial lawyer who specialises in the resolution of disputes, particularly those arising out of IT projects, outsourcing agreements and contracts relating to the provision of telecommunications services.  He acts for clients across various industry sectors, including the financial services, real estate, facilities management, automotive, retail and energy sectors.

Lee is a solicitor-advocate with over 25 years' experience of litigation, arbitration (ICC, LCIA, AAA) and mediation.  In addition to representing clients in legal proceedings, he also advises on the renegotiation of terms of delivery and settlement of disputes by way of mediation and other processes.

He also advises clients on issues relating to the use of AI technologies and data security.  He is a regular speaker at conferences on issues concerning the use, and misuse, of IT.

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"Considered in his thinking" and "thorough"

Chambers & Partners

"Considered and calm"

Legal 500

Relevant experience

  • A global IT supplier in a claim involving allegations of fraud, negligent misrepresentation and breach of contract in the delivery of a customer relationship management system.
  • An international IT supplier in proceedings arising from the implementation of an insurance platform.
  • An international insurance company in proceedings against an IT supplier relating to the delivery of a disaster recovery system.
  • A logistics and distribution company in the healthcare sector in a dispute with a service provider relating to a field management system.
  • An IT supplier in arbitration proceedings against an energy company concerning the delivery of a trading and risk management system.
  • A major high-street and online retailer in a dispute arising out of a contract for the implementation of an Oracle retail management system.
  • A financial institution in a dispute with an IT service provider in relation to the implementation of a treasury system.
  • A property management company in a series of related arbitrations against a telecommunications company.
  • A provider of telecommunications and ICT services in a dispute with another international telecommunications provider.
  • A trade body in a dispute with a provider of IT hardware and software.
  • A multinational IT supplier in arbitration proceedings brought by a reseller of software products.
  • A leading producer of motion pictures in a proceedings relating to allegations of inducement of breach of contract.
  • The administrators of a bridging finance company in a series of claims against various professional advisors.
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Memberships & Roles

  • Society for Computers & Law (Committee member)
  • ICT Arbitration Club (Committee member)
  • ITechLaw
  • Commercial Litigators Forum
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  • Whose fault is it anyway? Why IT projects fail. Society for Computers and Law, July 2020, with William Hooper.
  • The future landscape for AI claims around the world.  Insurance Day, Dec 2019.
  • Whose fault is it anyway? Why IT projects fail (Part 1: the customer’s fault). Outsource Magazine, September 2015, with William Hooper.
  • Whose fault is it anyway? Why IT projects fail (Part 2: the supplier’s fault). Outsource Magazine, September 2015, with William Hooper.
  • The IT Frontline.  Compliance Monitor, March 2015.
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Lectures list

  • Managing IT Project Disputes. LexisNexis webinar, 20 April 2016.
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  • 1991 – Law Society Finals, College of Law, Chester
  • 1990 – LL.B, University of Leicester
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Fu­ture Fa­cing Dis­putes - Is there a fu­ture for robo-dir­ect­ors?
‘Robo-dir­ect­ors’ and ‘Robo-ad­visors’ - li­ab­il­ity for bad de­cisions based on AI tech­no­lo­gies AI tech­no­lo­gies are in­creas­ingly in­flu­en­cing the de­cisions we make in our private and pro­fes­sion­al...
Fu­ture Fa­cing Dis­putes - Green tech­no­logy – The key to cli­mate change mit­ig­a­tion...
Trans­par­ency is the corner­stone of ef­fect­ive ac­count­ab­il­ity, and cli­mate change re­port­ing is be­com­ing man­dat­ory in many jur­is­dic­tions around the world, in­clud­ing the UK. These changes in the reg­u­lat­ory...
Fu­ture Fa­cing Dis­putes - Why busi­nesses need to get di­git­al ac­cess­ib­il­ity...
In 2020, busi­nesses had to switch overnight to on­line de­liv­ery of goods, ser­vices and oth­er activ­it­ies. Hav­ing gone on­line in haste, there is a sig­ni­fic­ant risk that di­git­al ac­cess­ib­il­ity has not been...
Courts sup­port dis­clos­ure of data held by past em­ploy­ees
Two re­cent court de­cisions – one un­der the on­go­ing Dis­clos­ure Pi­lot Scheme and the oth­er un­der the pre-ex­ist­ing Civil Pro­ced­ure Rules (CPR) – demon­strate the im­port­ance the courts place upon dis­clos­ure...
Eng­lish courts will not con­sider train­ing or reg­u­la­tion of for­eign law­yers...
The Com­mer­cial Court has held that com­mu­nic­a­tions between a Rus­si­an busi­ness and its in-house leg­al de­part­ment were priv­ileged even though they would not have been en­titled to the equi­val­ent pro­tec­tion...
High Court de­cides first case on non-party ac­cess to court files fol­low­ing...
The High Court has re­jec­ted a non-party’s re­quest for ac­cess to ad­di­tion­al tri­al doc­u­ments on the basis that the re­quest did not ad­vance the open justice prin­ciple and also con­firmed that the le­git­im­ate...
Fun­der li­able to pay sub­stan­tial ad­verse costs in group lit­ig­a­tion
The court’s costs judg­ment in Sharp v Blank [2020] EWHC 1870 (Ch) high­lights the per­ils of com­plex, high-stakes group lit­ig­a­tion for in­di­vidu­al claimants and lit­ig­a­tion fun­ders alike. Hav­ing dis­missed...
Eng­lish court sets aside de­fault judg­ment after ser­vice at a closed build­ing...
How do the Civil Pro­ced­ure Rules (CPR), de­signed for an era be­fore wide­spread elec­tron­ic com­mu­nic­a­tion, re­spond to a pub­lic health emer­gency that makes it dif­fi­cult or im­possible for many parties to deal...
Fu­ture Fa­cing Dis­putes - UK Re­forms to Fuel Claims In­volving Self-Driv­ing...
As we see a rise in tech­no­lo­gies that rely on AI, claims in­volving con­nec­ted and auto­mated vehicles (CAVs) are likely to be­come a “road test” for oth­er emer­ging tech­no­lo­gies, from house­hold ro­bots...
Play nicely - con­trac­tu­al per­form­ance in the time of COV­ID-19
Busi­nesses in al­most every sec­tor are fa­cing chal­lenges brought about by an un­pre­ced­en­ted op­er­a­tion­al cli­mate. In those cir­cum­stances, parties are hav­ing to con­sider wheth­er and how to meet their con­trac­tu­al...
CMS Fin­an­cial In­sti­tu­tions Op­er­a­tion­al Re­si­li­ence Re­port
In Ju­ly 2018, the Bank of Eng­land, the FCA and the PRA re­leased a Dis­cus­sion Pa­per (DP 18/4): “Build­ing the UK fin­an­cial sec­tor’s op­er­a­tion­al re­si­li­ence” re­quest­ing feed­back by 5 Oc­to­ber 2018...
Ad­vising the Board on Tech­no­logy Op­er­a­tion­al Risk
Dir­ect­ors’ risk re­port All busi­nesses are de­pend­ent on their IT sys­tems and the de­ploy­ment of tech­no­logy is a board-level is­sue.Dir­ect­ors should be in­volved in de­cisions con­cern­ing the se­lec­tion of...