Junior Lawyers

This is the home page of the SCL Junior Lawyers’ Group

If you would like to join the SCL Junior Lawyers' Group and you are a member of SCL please email your details to maddie.southorn@scl.org All are welcome to join.

The SCL Junior Lawyers Group will cover topics of technology law which junior lawyers would like to know about but might otherwise be afraid to ask. We aim to increase understanding of technology, how industry is adapting to and exploiting new technologies and, of course, the law itself. For example, "how is software created?", "how is technology changing the retail industry?" and "what are the legal issues around data (whether big, small or regular-sized)?"

If you are not a member of SCL and would like to join, you can join SCL here

The SCL Junior Lawyers' Group committee is as follows:

Alasdair McMaster, Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Alasdair is an Associate in the TMT and Data team at Herbert Smith Freehills and advises companies across a variety of sectors on technology and outsourcing projects, as well as data protection and privacy matters, and TMT-related corporate, regulatory, and general commercial matters.

Committee Members:

Rachael Gibbons, Associate, Baker & McKenzie LLP

Rachael's practice spans a broad range of advisory work in the IT, telecoms and e-commerce/ digital media sectors, but with primary focus on data protection, investigation and risk management around cyber issues.

Laura Wright
, Barrister, 4 Pump Court

Laura Wright is a barrister at 4 Pump Court practising in IT, IP and commercial law. Laura is regularly instructed in a range of technology-related disputes involving computer systems, internet services and software across a variety of industry sectors. Laura holds a degree in law from Trinity College, Cambridge and has an LL.M. in International and European Intellectual Property, Trinity College Dublin. 

Quentin Tannock, Barrister, 4 Pump Court

Quentin Tannock is a barrister with a broad commercial practice and particular experience in Technology and Telecoms, Intellectual Property and Financial Services disputes. Quentin has a keen interest in disputes which involve IP and the application of software, across all industrial sectors. He gives a series of lectures on IP and business to science Masters students at the University of Cambridge and, prior to being called to the bar, was a visiting Fellow at the University of Cambridge Lauterpacht Centre. His recent IT related instructions include software licencing, software development and software copyright disputes across sectors including online gaming, electric vehicles and logistics.

Felicity Parsons, Solicitor, Pinsent Masons LLP

Felicity is a Solicitor in the Commercial team at Pinsent Masons. She advises clients on all commercial, IP, and IT matters.

Judith Abanto, Associate, Reed Smith LLP

Judith is an associate in the Trade Finance team at Reed Smith. She is passionate about learning the ways technology can change the legal industry. Amateur programmer. Interested in data ethics, privacy, FinTech, Blockchain, Lawtech, digital trade and many others.

Iliyana Dimitrova, Legal Counsel, Skyscanner

Iliyana is part of Skyscanner's legal team and a law tutor at the University of Edinburgh. She specialises in corporate and commercial law within the technology sector. Prior to joining Skyscanner, Iliyana trained at a leading law firm and a FTSE 100 financial institution. 

Hussein Valimahomed, Legal Counsel, CFC-Underwriting

Hussein is a solicitor in the compliance team at CFC Underwriting, advising primarily on commercial law within the technology sector with a keen interest in data privacy, AI and emerging technologies. Prior to joining CFC Underwriting, Hussein trained and qualified at a leading technology law firm and completed a secondment at a large public cloud service provider.”

SCL Northern Junior Lawyers' Sub-Committee
Felicity Parsons, Solicitor, Pinsent Masons LLP

The Junior Lawyers' Group have a Northern sub-committee based in Manchester but representing the whole region. Their first event "FutureLaw for Junior Lawyers" was held on 10 April 2018.
The Northern Junior Lawyers' Group are actively seeking additional committee members. Please email hello@scl.org or contact Felicity Parsons to get involved.

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