“The best compliment I can pay to Justin is to say that I see him as a member of our team. He’s taken the time to understand the detail of our business to the extent he often communicates directly with our clients. He’s knowledgeable, pro-active, reliable and great to work with.”

Mike Holden, Director, Growth Division, Landmark Information Group

"I speak for the commercial, technology and compliance leadership team at LifeSearch, when I say Justin is technically very sharp. He has an in-depth understanding of our business, and is excellent at setting out his advice, particularly in relation to complex areas of data protection and FCA regulatory compliance, in a style that is clear, constructive and commercially astute. He's also on it - he makes himself accessible, is responsive and delivers on tight timelines."

Sean Marsh, Chief Commercial Officer, LifeSearch

"Justin is hands-on, a pleasure to work with, and prepared to go the extra-mile to get things done. His ability to ask the right people the right questions helped us to successfully navigate some fairly obscure and tricky business challenges. In a rapid growth tech environment, his stand-out qualities are his attention to detail and his ability to articulate succinctly to both the business and the other side - on often very complex issues - to get contract negotiations over the line."

Jake Rogers, Chief Information Security Officer, Copper

I am an Associate in Michelmores’ Commercial team and a key member of the cross-practice and award-winning Technology & Innovation team, which is also part of the Firm’s ranked IT & Telecom practice. I am an active member of the team that delivers the Firm’s MiVentures programme.

I advise on a wide range of commercial technology contracts, with expertise in security and data protection regulatory compliance. I have a strength in complex B2B2C cloud-based technology platforms that increasingly make use of AI technologies across a range of (both regulated and non-regulated) sectors.

I have passion and curiosity for working with digital and technology businesses that are at the centre of the global sustainability challenge; and have a particular interest in the role the space, satellite and cyber industry has in bringing innovative solutions to market.

Prior to joining Michelmores I was the only UK candidate selected for the European Space Agency’s ECSL course in Space Law and Policy (Class of 2013). While at Michelmores I have been the legal advisor for the Satellite Applications Catapult’s South-West Centre of Excellence SpaceTech Incubation programme, backed by the UK Space Agency. I was also part of the team that helped advise Spaceport Cornwall and Cornwall Council on the regulatory and legal requirements for building, licensing and operating its horizontal spaceport here in the UK.

Prior to my career in law, I led and worked for both large, and early-stage venture backed, technology companies. I have a wealth of international, commercial and entrepreneurial experience across a range of sectors and bring a pragmatic, commercially realistic approach to the advice I provide clients.

I have an LL.M in data protection from the University of Law, an MA in Chinese from the University of Edinburgh and a decade of experience negotiating in spoken and read Mandarin Chinese.

Recent experience

Advising Landmark Information Group, Searchflow and Optimus and other parts of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc group on a full range of commercial agreements, service launches, licensing and regulatory compliance in relation to the group’s full spectrum of geodata and connected services

Advising the UK’s leading online life insurance and protection broker on a wide range of commercial technology arrangements (both regulated and non-regulated), including in relation to the launch of a new, industry-first, multi-lender digital product offering

Advising on an extensive data protection compliance programme in relation to the use of end-consumer data for a fin-tech and equity backed client operating a multi-tiered lending platform that enables retailers to offer point of sale consumer finance and credit cards, thereby connecting lenders, retailers and customers

Advising a small satellite operator on Earth observation market entry and data protection regulatory compliance

Advising a fast-growth geospatial data technology client on intellectual property and cybercrime risks