I am the head of the firm's International Commercial Group, and I established the cyber-security team here in 2010. I am a commercial lawyer engaged in providing a full spectrum of legal support to clients for their day-to-day business.
Whilst that support has a broad scope, including the buying or selling of goods and services and the outsourcing of business processes, a constant feature of my work is technology. I work in the core of Bird & Bird's sweet spot - helping businesses to rise to the challenge of technological change.
I have an extremely diverse client base, from racing car engine designers and international investment banks, to NHS Foundation Trust Hospitals. What brings them together is the application of practical commercial law to complex business relationships and transactions.
Over the years, I've built-up significant expertise in outsourcing in the domestic, near shore and far shore markets. I can also offer deep-level experience in complex IT transactions and IT procurement, much of it in financial services.
I began my legal career as a litigator across a whole range of commercial disputes, often with an IT flavour. This combination of contentious and non-contentious experience enables me to bring real flexibility to the table, along with a valuable perspective to both strategy and negotiation.
I'm also experienced in helping our clients with their compliance programmes, designing and implementing measures to address the United Kingdom Bribery Act, the Modern Slavery Act and the Network and Information Systems Regulations among others.