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Simon specialises as a commercial contract lawyer. He co-heads the VR/AR sector group and dedicates all of his time to commercial services. He advises on a wide range of contracts, including licenses, R&D collaborations, manufacturing agreements and procurement documentation. On the regulatory front he has advised on compliance with clinical trials legislation and novel food applications, as well as freedom of information and data protection issues.

The home computer game industry exploded on to the scene in the early seventies, then mysteriously died a death and didn’t return until the advent of SEGA and Nintendo consoles a decade later. I was a kid back then and I remember. In much the same way, for those of us old enough to recall (me again), Virtual Reality (VR) was suddenly the next big thing in the early nineties and I remember having a...