Ruth Weir


Intellectual Property, Data and Commercial Contracts

Ruth New
LLB (Hons.).
Notary Public.
Law Society of Scotland
Practice Areas
Trade Marks
Data Protection

Ruth is a Director in the Intellectual Property, Data and Contracts team, specialising in Data Protection and Privacy Law. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E).

Ruth joined MBM with substantial experience both in-house and in private practice, dealing with clients in a wide range of industries from start up to large multinationals. This previous experience, together with knowledge gained during her time as a corporate lawyer, enables her to better understand clients' expectations and objectives to provide effective commercial, legal and privacy advice.

Ruth heads up the MBM Data Team and has over 10 years’ experience advising organisations on a variety of data protection matters that arise in the course of business. She has a pragmatic approach to data protection and privacy, and regularly assists clients in dealing with data breaches, individual data rights and international transfers of data, as well as advising on policies, procedures and marketing. She has successfully delivered multiple general update training sessions as well as targeted data protection training to ensure clients understand requirements and can implement these internally. Ruth is keen to ensure our clients receive practical advice to help with data protection application and compliance.

Ruth also works with clients on IP and commercial contract matters, advising on supply chain and distribution contracts, “software as a service” arrangements and IP licenses, introducer and commission agreements and master services agreements. The team’s clients come from a range of industries including life science, food and drink, manufacturing, software and technologies.

Ruth has been appointed to the Law Society of Scotland Privacy sub-committee from 1 July 2023, to work with key stakeholders and respond to consultations and legislation with potential impacts on privacy matters.

“Ruth has provided us with some incredibly helpful advice on data protection and contract matters. She has excellent technical expertise and her advice is clear and pragmatic. She made herself readily available as a source of guidance and support and was able to work to very tight deadlines to assist us on a number of urgent matters. A very safe pair of hands.“
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