Val Surgenor is a Partner in our IP, Technology & Commercial team and has over 15 years’ experience in advising on data protection and, since its introduction, the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA).
Primarily involved in non-contentious IP and information technology, Val advises private companies and other private/public/third sector organisations and institutions, as well as individuals, on a wide range of commercial matters, including commercial contracts, patents, trademarks, design rights, copyright and other intellectual property licensing, transfer, commercialisation and protection of IP, computer technology contracts, including hosting and cloud arrangements, and commercial agreements.
Val is ranked in Chambers UK for her work with charities and the third sector, and is also listed in Who’s Who Legal 2018 as an expert in Data Privacy & Protection.
She is Chair of the Scottish Fundraising Standards Panel, set up to oversee fundraising standards and adjudicate on fundraising complaints in relation to Scottish registered charities.
Have 'always found her brilliant, approachable and able to reduce the concepts down into words and phrases I can understand'.
Her sector knowledge and level of expertise is routinely demonstrated by the approach and advice she offers.
Very supportive, very positive, confident, knowledgeable, helpful, and we have a very positive working relationship.
Calm, exceptionally practical and highly conscientious
Hardworking and extremely knowledgeable
'Knowledgeable' team head Val Surgenor 'has a unique insight into the [charities] sector and explains matters in an understandable way
...always provides excellent advice on data security...
The advice provided by [Val] is always of a high standard. She is a knowledgeable, efficient and approachable lawyer.
Clients list her attributes as "being very strong technically and knowing the area well. She is very good at putting the risks in a practical setting and getting round them. It is really what you want: practical advice that gets to the desired solution."
Who's Who Legal 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015 identified as an expert in Information Technology Law.
Partner Valerie Surgenor is recommended
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