Hobsons takes on hi-tech whiz-kid

CITY FIRM Hobson Audley has appointed a hi-tech legal expert in an attempt to capitalise on the booming trade in information technology law.

Robert Bond has joined the firm as a partner in the practice's intellectual property and information technology department.

Bond, a specialist in multimedia, leisure software and electronic commercial law, was previously a partner with Goodger Auden in the East Midlands.

Hobson Audley managing partner Gerald Hobson says: “As the IT sector grows it will become increasingly important for legal firms to develop their skills in the sector.

“That is why we are so pleased to have captured such a well-respected and noted figure as Robert, who will be able to offer quality advice to existing and prospective clients.”

Bond's role at Hobsons will be to expand the department in response to the boom in multimedia and rise in demand for the protection of new software and company information.