Solicitor with more than 25 years’ experience working with startups, early stage ventures and established businesses
With a background working for City law firms and then in-house, I now provide legal support 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 run my own business – I understand that getting the legals ‘perfect’ must be balanced with getting projects completed within budget and on time.
15/04/21 – If you’ve been following the progress of the UK adequacy decisions (see updates from December 2020 and March 2021), you will know that we have been waiting for the European Data Protection Board’s opinions on the draft UK adequacy decisions. As per the EDPB’s press release yesterday, these opinions have now been adopted. […]Read more »
30/03/21 – As part of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement announced just before Christmas, the EU and the UK agreed a six-month ‘bridging period’ allowing transfers of personal data from the EEA to the UK to continue freely until 30th June 2021 – more detail here. Half-way through the bridging period is probably a good […]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.