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Brodies Autumn seminar programme

As part of Brodies’ autumn 2012 seminar programme, we are running a series of free seminars at our offices in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow:

  • Your Intellectual Property, your views – what did the survey say? – Gill Grassie and Robert Buchan will highlight the key findings from our recent survey on how businesses protect and value their intellectual assets, and discuss what IP lessons and opportunities they reveal for businesses – could you be making more of your IP? Are you exposing yourself to unnecessary risk?
  • Bring Your Own Device – Managing business risks in the iPhone era – Grant Campbell, Martin Sloan and employment lawyer Andrew McConnell will look at the legal issues surrounding BYOD adoption, and provide some practical guidance on how organisations can manage the data security and employment law risks.

For more information and to find out how to register, please visit our Events page. If you’d like to see the whole seminar programme then head over to the Seminars page on the main Brodies website.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Gill Grassie joins Brodies’ IP and technology litigation team

Following on from my announcement earlier this year about our recruitment of leading IP and technology litigation specialists Gill Grassie and Robert Buchan from Maclay Murray and Spens, I’m delighted to say that Gill Grassie joined the team here at Brodies last week.

Gill joins Robert and assistant Mark Cruickshank, who both arrived at Brodies in the spring.

Gill, formerly head of IP and Technology at Maclays, is described by the Legal 500 independent law directory as

outstanding… her knowledge and experience of contentious IPR and technology matters is clearly second to none.

Both Robert and Gill are accredited IP specialists and give us unparalleled expertise in the Scottish legal marketplace.

You can find out a bit more about Gill on her website biog. To read more about Robert and Gill generally, follow this link or get in touch with your usual TIO Group contact.

Gill Grassie and Robert Buchan to join Brodies’ IP and technology litigation team

As you may have picked up in this morning’s papers, we’re delighted to announce that IP and technology litigation specialists Gill Grassie and Robert Buchan will be joining Brodies from Maclay Murray and Spens. Robert starts today, and Gill will join in the summer.

Both Gill and Robert are highly respected, with Legal 500 describing Gill as “outstanding… her knowledge and experience of contentious IPR and technology matters is clearly second to none.” Both are accredited as IP specialists.

You can find out more by following this link.

We believe that Gill and Robert’s appointment will give Brodies unparelleled expertise in the Scottish marketplace, so it goes without saying that we are all thoroughly chuffed with their arrival!

New Technology Associate – Victoria Moore

Victoria Moore joined the Tecnology Information and Outsourcing Group (TIOG) at Brodies last month from Bird and Bird in London.

Victoria is a returning Scot.

You can read more about her, and see her photo, here.

Once she gets over the culture shock of the move back Victoria will start blogging here.

New Arrival at Brodies – Will McIntosh

Will McIntosh joined Brodies last month.

Will is a corporate lawyer : dealing with murders and acquisitions etc.  However,  he has a background in technology.  In paticular in relation to funding technology companies, setting up technology parks/institutes and university spin-out work. 

He was also named as “Corporate Lawyer of the Year” at the Law Awards of Scotland 2009/2010

You can read more about Will, and see his photo,  here

I have persuaded Will to become one of our bloggers – so hopefully you can read some of his stuff fairly soon.

p.s. – I know it should be “Mergers and Acquisitions.” My typo is a homage to American Psycho 

p.p.s – Will is not a Psycho.

Wordcloud showing recent Brodies’ experience..

A client asked for a list of all the interesting work the Brodies’ Technology Information and Outsourcing Group had carried out in the last 12 months.

We listed it all in a document. That was OK, but a bit dull. So we put the document through a word cloud generator and came up with this

I know it looks a bit janky at this resolution, but still, it is pretty cool.

Update – Click on the picture to see it at a better resolution.

We put the word cloud at the front of the document. It looks fantastic.  I think I’ll be using word clouds a lot more from now on.

New Brodies’ Planning Blog

In a shameless attempt to copy us the Brodies’ Planning Team has launched its own blog.

If planning law is your thing you can find it here http://planningblog.brodies.com/.

As with our blog you can subscribe for RSS Feeds, Email updates and all that clever web2.0 stuff.

The content should be good – Brodies’ planning team is top ranked in Scotland. To quote the Chambers’ guide to law firms: “This planning practice is indisputably one of the best in the country, with a dedicated core of six planning partners.”

And the winner is…

…us (or at least Andrew).

Brodies’ Head of Outsourcing Andrew Rigby has been named joint winner of the Outsourcing Professional of the Year title at the National Outsourcing Association’s Annual Awards 2009 in London, alongside Peter Coates of NHS Shared Business Services. Brodies was the only Scottish law firm short-listed for an award.

The NOA Awards celebrate the achievements in the outsourcing industry of suppliers, users and advisors, from small companies to major corporates and institutions, recognising best practice and innovation nationwide.

Since Spring 2008 Andrew Rigby has been instrumental in developing the Outsourcing Hub Initiative in Scotland – he is currently in India as part of the Scottish Council for Development and Industry’s trade visit, led by the Scottish Government’s External Affairs Minister, Michael Russell.

 

Andrew Rigby Nominated for Outsourcing Professional of the Year

Andrew Rigby of Brodies’  Technology, Information and Outsourcing (TIO) Group has been shortlisted for “Outsourcing Professional “of the Year in the National Outsourcing Association’s Annual Awards.

Andrew joined Brodies a couple of years ago from a big London firm. He is one of the UK’s top outsourcing lawyers. You can read more about Andrew by clicking on his name in the previous paragraph.

As well as advising Brodies’ clients on large outsourcing deals Andrew has recently been working with the Scottish Government on the Outsourcing Hub Initiative, an initiative to establish Scotland as a destination for Business Process Outsourcing.

Good luck to Andrew for the 15th of October.

Douglas-Mathie-signoff


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