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Gregg Latchams sponsors Student IT Law Prize

23 September 2016 |

Gregg Latchams is delighted to sponsor the undergraduate ‘Best Student in IT Law’ prize at the University of Bristol.

The prize aims to raise the profile of IT Law, an area in which Gregg Latchams has expertise, within the Law School and encourage more undergraduate students to consider a career within this specialism.

The first student to win the prize was Katey Burke, who spent a week with us gaining work experience as part of her prize. Katey, who is about to commence a three month internship with an Italian law firm in Milan, commented:

“Having spent the week in the Digital, Media & Technology team shadowing Ed, the highlight has been attending client meetings which have given me an insight into the innovative and exciting projects the team is involved in. I have particularly appreciated the personable and open culture of Gregg Latchams which creates an enjoyable work environment and is conducive to strong client relationships.”

Ed Boal, Deputy Head of the Digital Media & Technology team and Student Ambassador to the University of Bristol for the Society of Computers and Law (which offers free student membership), said:

“Unsurprisingly, the need for IT lawyers has never been greater – technology is developing at breakneck speed and everyone seems to be playing catch-up. The area of IT Law is often considered to be the exclusive domain of nerdy types with a background in computer science. In reality, while it helps to be a little nerdy and clients appreciate it if you can speak some lingo, anyone with good commercial acumen and the ability to think analytically and evaluate risk can be an IT lawyer.

We are therefore pleased to be able to sponsor this prize and in some way promote IT Law as a practice area.”

The contents of this article are intended for general information purposes only and shall not be deemed to be, or constitute legal advice. We cannot accept responsibility for any loss as a result of acts or omissions taken in respect of this article.

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