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Paul

I have 30 years’ experience as a solicitor specialising in commercial law, including 15 years as a partner and head of intellectual property, technology and data protection at two large law firms (Eversheds and Veale Wasbrough Vizards).

At SampsonLegal I provide the same clear, commercial and practical advice at a far more affordable price. In many cases I will be able to agree a fee at the outset.

I have an intellectual property qualification from the University of Bristol, and based on feedback from clients and other specialist lawyers I have been recognised as a “leading individual” and “notable practitioner” by the independent legal services directories Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

I also have a degree in electronic engineering and have practised as a Chartered Engineer, so I understand technical issues better than most solicitors.

Current and past professional activities

  • Executive member and head of professional standards at POPAI UK & Ireland
  • Business review panellist and lawyer-in-residence at SETsquared, University of Bristol
  • Chair of IET engineering law group
  • Chair of SCL, South West Branch
  • BCS legal affairs committee
  • IET multimedia group

Key presentations

  • University of Bristol – commercial and IP law
  • Bristol Business School – brand and marketing law
  • London Metropolitan University – multimedia law
  • University of Wolverhampton – legal issues around IT security
  • University of West of England, IDM diploma course – marketing and data protection law
  • British Army’s Royal School of Signals
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing – copyright and data protection
  • IET – 2020 conference