In-house IT lawyer adds value at Fladgates

IN-HOUSE computer law specialist Ian Dickson has been recruited to join the Basingstoke office of West End firm Fladgate Fielder.

The move gives the firm the benefits of a qualified barrister, Dickson's expertise in computer and technology transactions, and his former employer Cimage International as a client.

Cimage, a US computer company specialising in document management, is following Dickson to the firm to take advantage of the expanded expertise of Flad- gates' corporate department.

Before heading the legal team at Cimage, Dickson worked as an in-house lawyer with Digital and NCR.

He intends to re-qualify shortly and says one of the reasons for his switch from in-house to private practice was the firm's response to the growing importance of the hi-tech market.

He says: “The potential of working with such a practice is enormous.”

Chair of the firm's partnership board Paul Leese says: “We are very pleased to welcome Ian Dickson to our practice.

“He will bring a valuable resource of knowledge and experience as a former in-house lawyer and will strengthen our position in the developing world of information technology.”