Shireen Smith qualified as a solicitor over 20 years ago, and founded Azrights in 2005. After graduating in law from East Anglia University Shireen worked both in industry (at Reuters and Coopers & Lybrand) and in private practice (Overbury, Steward and Eaton in Norwich, and Eversheds in London) handling commercial subjects like tax, employment law, media and technology law, before focusing on technology contracts and IP Law during her 5 years as an in house lawyer at Reuters. She then strengthened her knowledge of IP/IT by studying at London University’s Queen Mary and Westfield Commercial Law Unit, completing a Masters degree in Intellectual Property Law in 1996. Shireen has had an international upbringing and a varied career, raised a family, qualified as a journalist, and lectured in Business law. She is interested in entrepreneurship, new technology and enjoys reading business books.