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Brodies LLP

15 ATHOLL CRESCENT, EDINBURGH, EH3 8HA, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 0131 228 3777
Fax:
Fax 0131 228 3878
DX:
ED10 EDINBURGH-1
Email:
Web:
www.brodies.com

Grant Campbell

Tel:
Work 0131 656 0115
Email:
Brodies LLP

Work Department

Commercial services.

Position

Partner and head of the firm’s commercial and specialist services group; an experienced commercial contracts lawyer whose practice area covers technology procurement (including IT outsourcing), e-commerce and procurement, data protection and freedom of information, intellectual property (copyright, trade mark, design and patent work), and technology and intellectual property risk management advice. Accredited as a specialist in intellectual property law by the Law Society of Scotland.

Career

Trained as Isle of Man Advocate with Messrs Cains 1988-93; Brodies LLP 1994 to date, qualified as Scottish solicitor and English solicitor (non-practising); partner 2000.

Member

Law Society of Scotland, accredited intellectual property specialist; member of the accreditation panel for freedom of information and data protection law.

Education

Carnoustie High School; University of Dundee, LLB (qualifying English Law with distinction); University of Edinburgh, diploma in legal practice.

Leisure

Gym, reading.


Scotland: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

Brodies LLP has ‘a strong team of associates who display commendable independence’ and ‘excellent knowledge of the telecoms sector and general market practice’. The practice is co-led by the ‘approachable and friendlyGrant Campbell and ‘insightfulMartin Sloan, who specialise in data protection and outsourcing, respectively. The firm also stands out for its IT litigation practice, with particular experience in English law matters as well as mediation. The group advised Sainsbury’s Bank on the strategic transformation of its insurance business, which centred on a new outsourced technology platform from CDL. It also advised Abellio Scotrail on a managed service arrangement with Cubic Transportation Systems for the provision of enterprise integration and an account-based ticketing service. In another highlight, the group acted for Sykes Enterprises on GDPR compliance matters.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Brodies LLP’s team houses ‘among the best and most experienced contentious IP practitioners’, in addition to having a thriving non-contentious practice. Its work covers copyright, trade mark and patent law in a variety of sectors, such as luxury brands, oil and gas, renewables, life sciences and financial services. The ‘knowledgeable and personable’ Gill Grassie leads the IP dispute resolution practice, and has a strong track record representing clients in patent infringement and validity cases as well as brand and trade mark protection cases. ‘Hardworking and very able’ litigator Robert Buchan is ‘commercially minded and a joy to work with’; he has particular experience in cross-border patent and copyright infringement, entitlement and validity cases, often involving co-ordinating actions in national courts and IP offices. He is defending a major engineering company against a court action including allegations of copyright and database right infringements and the theft of confidential information. Non-contentious IP head Grant Campbell handles a wide spectrum of transactional and advisory work. Associate Shona Tennant is recommended for providing ‘good support’ as well as ‘a clear knowledge of IP law’. Clients include the University of Edinburgh, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Performing Rights Society for Music and the University of Edinburgh.

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