Market sources praise Victoria Robertson of Weightmans for being "pragmatic and commercial" and "very client-focused." She undertakes both transactional and advisory work, often for clients in the financial services sector.Chambers and Partners 2017
"A huge thank you for completing what was a big piece of work and having now been through it with a fine tooth comb I am really pleased"Director — Large telecommunications company
"You have been amazing throughout - especially the last few weeks"Head of Innovation — Police Constabulary
Victoria is a commercial partner noted for taking a pragmatic approach to negotiation, and providing clear and quick advice and drafting, with an in-depth understanding of contract law, data protection issues and intellectual property.
Victoria joined Weightmans in January 2015, and is a partner in and team leader of our national commercial team. Victoria undertakes complex commercial work and projects within the private and public sector. Her private sector work is within various sectors including healthcare, IT (including managed services, SaaS, software licensing and technology procurement), engineering, manufacturing and financial services. Her public sector clients include police forces, local authorities, NHS trusts and universities. Her private sector clients include IVF clinics, international manufacturers, marketing agencies and pharmaceutical firms. She also provides advice to the charitable sector.
Victoria has particular interests in IT, data protection (including having drafted or negotiated hundreds of data processing agreements for a leading software company), and in intellectual property, regularly dealing with the licence or assignment of intellectual property rights. Victoria regularly drafts bespoke complex agreements, trading terms, and services, goods, agency and distribution agreements. Notable recent projects include a high profile collaboration between a police force and a university, a licencing agreement in the pharmaceutical industry with several celebrities, and a complex agreement for manufacturing within the airline industry. Intellectual property projects include advising upon the licence of rights of a well-known singer to an educational institution, and advice to NHS trusts upon the creation and protection of intellectual property rights.
She advises a number of universities and software companies upon high value IT contracts and recently advised an NHS trust upon the creation of a software backed trainee doctor bank and an agreement licencing use of this to a number of other trusts.
In the charitable sector, Victoria has advised upon matters ranging from the choice of charitable entity, charity registrations, changes of objects, a split of liability for historic claims between two international sectors of a large charity, and contractual and data protection issues in the appointment of independent commissioners.