Mr David Gourlay > MacRoberts LLP > Glasgow, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

MacRoberts LLP
G2 8JX

Living Wage

Work Department

IP, Technology and Commercial




David advises on intellectual property, information technology and information management law and all types of commercial contract, and has particular expertise in advising on outsourcing arrangements, IT procurement, brand protection, data protection, data security and freedom of information compliance. He works with clients across a wide range of sectors including financial services, technology, life sciences, food and drink, education, sports, manufacturing and central and local government.

David is Accredited by The Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Intellectual Property Law, and is a member of the International Trade Marks Association and the Licensing Executives Society.


International Trade Marks Association
Licensing Executives Society


The University of Edinburgh

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property

MacRoberts LLP‘s expertise encompasses trade marks, patents and copyrights with substantial experience in cross-border disputes and licensing matters in the IT and technology space. The team also has notable sector knowledge with the food and drink, charities, manufacturing, media, life sciences and energy industries being key examples. David Gourlay leads the group and has particular expertise in brand and trade mark protection work and software-related matters; Euan Duncan leads the food and drink sector group, and Valerie Surgenor focuses on the third sector.

Scotland > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms

MacRoberts LLP is particularly noted for its work for the Scottish government and related public sector bodies, regularly handling high-value IT projects. The team, led by David Gourlay, also acts on matters including cloud computing, software licensing, data protection and cybersecurity, e-commerce and open-source software issues and advises on privacy and data security work. Gourlay is singled out for his IT procurement and outsourcing expertise, Valerie Surgenor regularly assists with software licensing, cybersecurity and social media matters; and Euan Duncan has experience in the technology, media and digital sectors.