Law firm Ashfords LLP is delighted to announce the promotion of IT and technology specialist Suzie Miles to its partnership, in the firm's Bristol office, in the latest round of internal promotions.

Suzie is in an expert in software licensing, IT and business process outsourcing, e-commerce enterprise IT. She has developed a breadth of experience in drafting and negotiating commercial/IT contracts including for bespoke software development, support and maintenance and the provision of software and hardware for a range of deployment models.

Suzie also advises on the entire sourcing cycle, providing pragmatic advice from the early stages of deciding how to structure a transaction, the strategy for purchasing within an existing IT estate or structuring a commercial model, through to contract negotiations, implementation and post contractual changes.

Another partner promotion has been announced in Ashfords' Exeter office – Lucy Woods in the firm's Public Sector team, bringing the total number of partners in the firm to 76. These announcements build upon other strategic appointments by the firm’s Bristol office in recent months including Ed Hobbs (Partner in Banking & Finance) and Ben Tarrant (Legal Director in Real Estate).

Chris Dyson, partner and head of Bristol at Ashfords LLP commented: “Suzie is a standout tech lawyer and a tremendous asset to the firm - I'm delighted to congratulate her on the recent promotion."

Suzie added: "I am thrilled to join the Partnership and look forward to continuing to work in such an ambitious and innovative firm.”