Junior Lawyers

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

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:
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, from Trinity College Dublin. 

Felicity Parsons, Commercial Associate, Pinsent Masons LLP

Felicity is a Commercial Associate at Pinsent Masons. She advises clients on all commercial, IP, and IT matters.

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.

Racheal Muldoon, Barrister, Maitland Chambers

Racheal is a barrister recognised internationally for her ‘Technology Law’ expertise encompassing a broad array of legal aspects concerning Web 3.0, digital assets, data, and artificial intelligence (AI). Her career highlights to date include: 

(i) securing the World’s first injunction to freeze misappropriated non-fungible tokens (NFTs); 
(ii) securing service of legal documents by NFT – a first in England and Wales and only the second in the World;
(iii) representing an overseas institutional client in the FTX insolvency - Racheal's second cryptocurrency exchange insolvency instructions since 2019; 
(iv) representing Dr Craig Wright in the single highest-value intellectual property digital currency claim to date;
(v) acting on behalf of several large data protection classes in class actions; and 
(vi) advising a leading international auction house on its first NFT auction.  

Ellen Keenan-O’Malley, Senior Associate, EIP

Ellen Keenan-O’Malley is a Solicitor in the Commercial IP team at EIP and advises on a wide variety of commercial arrangements including IP licences, trademark and copyright licensing, proof of concept agreements, electronic trading, AI and software agreements. She has also advised on various cross-border and UK-specific data protection matters and regulatory requests.

Pardeep Jagpal, Senior Associate in Technology, Media and Telecoms, Dentons

Pardeep is a senior associate in the Dubai Commercial and Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) team, advising clients on a wide range of commercial agreements and projects.

She has experience providing commercial and strategic advice to a number of organizations across a range of sectors, including technology, retail, and oil and gas, as well as, most recently, the public sector.

She has worked on a variety of multinational commercial matters providing IT and commercial contract support to leading organizations. This work builds on her in-house experience working as Legal and Compliance Counsel for a tier 1 automotive supplier prior to joining Dentons.

Georgina Kirkwood, Associate in the Technology, Media and Telecoms team organisations, Dentons 

Georgina is an associate in the London Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) team, advising clients on a wide range of technology, commercial agreements and projects.

Her main focus is on IT, technology and outsourcing transactions as well as a broad range of commercial contracts. Georgina has experience advising on acquisitions and TMT-related transactional arrangements following acquisitions. She also has experience from within a variety of sectors including technology, energy, retail, events and the public sector. This builds on her experience prior to qualifying, gained working in Dentons' technology financing team in London and Munich for two years and from a part-time secondment at Airbus Bank. 

Dan Harman, Associate (Corporate, M&A and Securities), Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Dan is an associate in the corporate team of Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, advising clients on a range of cross-border corporate and commercial transactions in the technology and telecommunications sectors. Dan holds a Master’s degree in Chemistry and has a particular interest in blockchain, artificial intelligence, and quantum technologies.

Joshua Day, Associate (Commercial and Technology), Freeths LLP

Josh is a Commercial and Technology Associate at Freeths. Josh’s experience has been largely focussed on commercial, technology and data-focussed contracts. He has advised clients on wide range of IT arrangements, including software procurement, end-user licence agreements and contracts for the provision of cloud services. He also advises on matters surrounding data privacy and cyber security.

Prior to joining Freeths, Josh trained with a leading national law firm and worked at a large city law firm. Josh also has experience working in-house, providing commercial legal support for a variety of large organisations including Samsung Electronics, Unilever Plc and Pearson Plc.

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 "Future Law 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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