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PaulI have over 27 years’ experience in business and technology law, having been a partner and head of intellectual property, technology and data protection law at two large law firms (Eversheds and Veale Wasbrough Vizards).

At SampsonLegal I provide the same clear, commercial and practical advice but at a more affordable price. In many cases I will be glad to agree a fee at the outset, so that you know exactly where you stand.

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. The latter states: “Paul Sampson advises on the negotiation of IT system implementation, procurement and outsourcing contracts large and small, and has acted for central government departments, financial institutions and blue-chip corporates. Sources say he is also an “excellent trainer with a national client base in data protection.”

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 include:

  • 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

Previous presentations include:

  • 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

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