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Faculty and Administration Profiles

Val Surgenor

Title/s:  Adjunct Faculty


Val Surgenor is a Partner in at MacRoberts LLP, on their 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 one of the few Scottish lawyers recognised by Chambers UK as a “Leader in the Field” of data protection and is listed in Who’s Who Legal 2018 as an expert in Data Privacy & Protection. She was also Chair of the Scottish Fundraising Implementation Group, tasked by the Scottish Government with the establishment of the Independent Fundraising Standards and Adjudications Panel for Scotland, and is now one of the Independent Panel’s members.