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MacRoberts LLP

Living Wage
CAPELLA, 60 YORK STREET, GLASGOW, G2 8JX, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 0141 303 1100
Fax:
Fax 0141 332 8886
DX:
70 GLASGOW
Email:
Web:
https://www.macroberts.com
Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow

Valerie Surgenor

Tel:
Work 0141 303 1241
Email:
MacRoberts LLP

Work Department

IP, Technology, and Commercial

Position

Partner

Career

Val advises clients in the areas of IP, technology & commercial, compliance & regulatory and charities & the third sector.

Drafting all manner of commercial contracts across many industry sectors she has a specialism in IT and IP related matters. With an in-depth understanding of IP & IT law, Val has a particular interest in information management and cybersecurity.

In her Compliance and Regulatory role she provides clients with advice on compliance with, in particular, the UK Bribery Act & the Data Protection Act, regularly delivering face to face workshop based training across many industry sectors. 

With her special interest in the Medical Device sector, she regularly advises on contractual matters including clinical trial and research agreements; in and out licensing arrangements; royalty agreements; consultancy and proctor arrangements; data sharing and related privacy issues; OEM and other supply agreements; collaboration agreements and NDA’s.

Val is head of our charities & third sector group and sits on the board of a major Scottish charity.

Education

University of Strathclyde
LLM, Information Technology and Telecommunications Law
2004-2006

University of Strathclyde
Dip LP
1998-1999

University of Strathclyde
LLB, Law
1994-1998


Scotland: Private client

Charities and not-for-profit

Within: Charities and not-for-profit

MacRoberts LLP is praised for its ‘excellent level of service and quality of advice, and for its solutions-focused approach’. The firm is singled out for its knowledge of public law, procurement, grants, tax, IPR and GDPR matters, and charity law and regulation. Practice head Valerie Surgenor focuses on governance, charitable fundraising and commercial contracting. Public procurement expert Duncan Osler advises a number of charities and social enterprises on their arrangements with government agencies and local authorities. The group assisted the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland with governance and fundraising related compliance, including a full GDPR audit. It continues to handle constitutional matters and trustee training for 18 separate People’s Postcode Lottery trusts in Scotland. Robin Fallas is also recommended.

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