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Vanessa helps clients who are using technology and data to innovate or disrupt established ways of doing things. Vanessa focusses almost exclusively on advising VC-backed, high-growth businesses on their scale-up journey on a general counsel-like basis, particularly those who are data-rich and using software as a service/platform/marketplace business models.
Vanessa is a technology and data lawyer who has been at the forefront of advising clients using internet-enabled business models for over 20 years. Over the last five years she has focussed on the two biggest growth areas in the digital economy: data platforms and gig/talent platforms.
Vanessa has particular expertise in applying traditional regulatory requirements to new online business models (e.g. data protection, employment, tax, sector-specific regulations). She advises on all aspects of these business models, including structure, contracts, intellectual property and data protection, and holds specialist data protection certifications CIPP/E & CIPM.
She is often embedded in client product teams to ensure compliance by design, and also advises on legal/compliance product strategy, design and user experience, having been embedded for a year in the UK’s first law-tech start-up.
In her spare time, Vanessa is the Chair of the Open Knowledge Foundation, who are pioneers in openness and data literacy, including developing the Open Data Commons licences.
Fiona is the Operations Director at award-winning PR agency Nelson Bostock Unlimited, part of Unlimited. Having worked in a client services role at Nelson Bostock for six years, Fiona took on operations in 2019. Fiona has an extensive track record of driving transformational change, supporting the growth of a profitable business through building strong teams with an inclusive people and client-focused mentality. Prior to Nelson Bostock Unlimited, she held PR positions at Johnson King and Lewis PR. She has been instrumental in the growth and transformation in brands such as Canon, Eddie Stobart, Toshiba and Sophos.
James Orpin is the VP of Sales at YunoJuno. His career takes in a number of Events & Publishing Companies during the move to the digital era as well as working Agency side before working at Campaign Magazine where he first met YunoJuno.
Since joining YunoJuno in 2015, James has worked with the founders to build the UK’s Leading Freelance Management System - dedicated to enabling businesses to better manage their freelance workforce.
In 2016, James became the resident IR35 expert within YunoJuno, supporting the business with its product development, as well as supporting YunoJuno’s clients with their Compliance obligations. As the company nears £.5bn in freelancer transactions, James is open to clients questions at firstname.lastname@example.org