Val specialises in Intellectual Property, Information Technology and Charity Law. With a prior career in social care management she is the head of the firm’s Charities and Third Sector practice and combines the two areas with a particular focus in the area of data protection, governance and general compliance matters.
Ranked in Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession, she is noted for providing advice to a “high standard” and being “a knowledgeable, efficient and approachable lawyer.” Clients say Val is “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.”
Listed in Who’s Who Legal for IT for the last seven years and an accomplished writer in this area, Val recently co-authored two chapters of the American Bar Association’s “RFID’s, Near-Field Communications, & Mobile Payments A Guide for lawyers” on European data protection laws. She is Co-Chair of the Social Media Subcommittee of the ABA Business Law Section’s Cyberspace Law Committee.
Val assists clients with Adequate Procedures under the UK Bribery Act and she is noted for her practical workshop based training in data protection, governance & compliance matters.
Described as a highly motivated self-starter, she is noted in Chambers UK (IT Law) “as very responsive and admired for her combination of strategic vision with an acuity for small but significant detail.”
Additionally, Val’s work has contributed to MacRoberts being Highly Commended for Commercial Team of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2016.
...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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