Gayle McFarlane > Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP
B3 3AL

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I am an experienced commercial lawyer, with well over a decade of experience in working and building relationships with corporate counsel, procurement and compliance teams. I have a particular interest in all things technology and data related – e-commerce, software development, IT outsourcing, data protection, freedom of information, data security and all things digital.

I have a keen interest in technology - in its use to ease the burden of compliance responsibilities, but also in its application in business, and advises clients on their technology licensing and development, and, particularly pertinent regarding licence compliance issues, the use of open source software.

From conducting data protection audits, overseeing the development of compliant CRM solutions, advising businesses on how to integrate their data and the public sector on when they are able to exploit their data, and working both to achieve the disclosure of data, and protect it when disclosure would have been detrimental under the Freedom of Information Act, there are very few aspects of the legislation she haven't scrutinised.





Lawyer Rankings

West Midlands > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP covers a wide spectrum of of matters for clients, including outsourcing projects, cyber security and emerging technologies like artificial intelligence. Charlotte Walker-Osborn heads firm’s global artificial intelligence practice and specialises in outsourcing, product counselling and telecoms. Gayle McFarlane  focuses on the intersection between technology and data as well as commercial issues and regulation.

East Midlands > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP acts for clients ranging from FTSE 250 firms, international companies and start-ups across the full spectrum of technology law, including AI, product counselling, cybersecurity, technology and cyber litigation and breaches, among others. Charlotte Walker-Osborn heads the global artificial intelligence practice and specialises in open source software licensing, mobile and e-commerce and M&A related technology advice. From the firm’s Nottingham base, Nick Blane works on large scale public sector IT and outsourcing projects. Gayle McFarlane and Joanne Finch are also of note.