Jeremy is an Associate in our Intellectual Property & Commercial team and assists clients with a wide variety of contentious and non-contentious intellectual property and commercial matters for individual, institutional and corporate clients. He is also a member of our Information Law practice area. Clients comment on his friendly, responsive and sensitive approach.
In particular, Jeremy advises universities and IP-rich institutional clients on collaborative activity, QAA compliance, research matters and education policy. More generally, Jeremy advises both grant-makers and grant-receivers on different research and grant funding models, the accompanying IP arrangements and research which is collaborative or sub-contracted.
Jeremy is one of only a very small number of London-based Freedom of Information Act specialist solicitors, advising public authorities on request handling, dealing with the ICO and appeals to the Information Tribunal and Upper Tribunal. Recent experience includes acting on a number of appeals before both the First-tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal. His work involves:
- helping public authorities such as maintained schools, universities, museums and other institutions (typically those which are not local or central government bodies) understand their obligations under FOI and the EIR;
- assisting with responding to requests in line with the exemptions available under the legislation;
- advice ranging from basic compliance guidance to detailed advice on relevant exemptions at all stages of the natural lifecycle of a request;
- helping in dealings with the ICO and acting for clients involved in Information Tribunal appeals; and
- helping clients who are not subject to FOI understand the implications of sharing information with public bodies and with responses to public authorities when a client’s information falls within the scope of an FOI request.