Commercial lawyer with more than 20 years’ experience working with start-ups, early stage ventures and established businesses
With a background working for City law firms and then in-house, I now provide legal support and advice to start-ups, SMEs and larger businesses in the technology sector.
My clients are successful, innovative businesses, often looking for creative legal solutions. Eight clients have been recognised in the TechTrack 100.
I understand the importance of taking a commercial and often pragmatic approach to get projects done within budget and on time.
09/06/21 – At the end of last week, and more than three months later than originally expected, the European Commission last week published final versions of the new standard contractual clauses (SCCs) for the transfer of personal data to third countries (New EU SCCs). The New EU SCCs replace the standard contractual clauses adopted by […]Read more »
26/05/21 – The UK Jurisdiction Taskforce (UKJT) received extensive positive publicity for the Legal Statement on the Status of Cryptoassets and Smart Contracts that it published in December 2019 – you can read about the Legal Statement here. On 22nd April 2021 the UKJT published its Digital Dispute Resolution Rules (Rules) which: Give legal effect to […]Read more »
I set up in 2004 with the aim of providing SMEs with an outsourced, pay-as-you-go, in-house counsel service.
Prior to setting up on my own I worked as General Counsel and Company Secretary of Eyretel plc, a supplier of digital voice recording solutions, acquired by Witness Systems and now part of Verint (2000 – 2003).
Before joining Eyretel I was Commercial
and Legal Director at Mobile Systems International Limited (MSI), a mobile network software vendor (1998 –2000). And before MSI my first in-house job was as Legal & Commercial Manager at Synon, an application development software vendor (1996 – 1998).
Going further back, I trained at Ashurst, qualifying in 1992, and then worked as a City lawyer before going in-house.