Carol Copland is a Commercial lawyer with a wide range of experience working within Businesses. This enables her to have a full understanding of her clients’ requirements on a wider scale.
Carol previously worked for Metaswitch Networks Ltd, where she served on the Executive Committee. Her responsibility was for the global legal function, data protection, anti-bribery and the patents portfolio. Prior to this, she worked for The Qualification and Curriculum Authority where she had specific Executive responsibility for legal; corporate governance; secretariat to the QCA Board and Executive; risk management and corporate performance; equalities; freedom of information and data protection; and the Examinations and Appeals Board. She started her career in the Technology Media and Telecoms team at Linklaters, where she trained and worked for several years.
Her recent work has included: various international acquisitions and disposals; negotiating international commercial contracts (supplier and customer); advising on software and other IP licensing issues; managing efficiency savings and a global redundancy programme to streamline the business and improve profitability; various patents litigations; and, establishing a global patent programme.
Not only is Carol an excellent all-round lawyer, but she also provides very strong and pragmatic business, strategic and management advice to her clients.