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Corporate; technology, information and outsourcing.
Partner in the corporate department and head of the firm's technology, information and outsourcing group; an experienced commercial contracts lawyer whose practice area covers technology procurement (including IT outsourcing); Internet advice including ISP advice, website design and hosting issues, 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.
Trained as Isle of Man Advocate with Messrs Cains 1988-93; Brodies 1994 to date, qualified as Scottish solicitor and English solicitor (non-practising); partner 2000.
Law Society of Scotland, accredited intellectual property specialist; member of the accreditation panel for freedom of information and data protection law.
Carnoustie High School; University of Dundee, LLB (qualifying English Law with distinction); University of Edinburgh, diploma in legal practice.
Corporate and commercial; Intellectual property; Information technology