Lawson is responsible for coordinating and managing UCLB’s legal affairs and its IP portfolio. He is a solicitor with a background in corporate and commercial law. Lawson has advised a range of persons including institutions, start-up/SMEs and individuals in UK and international matters including in the technology, science, media, design and natural resource sectors. He has an LLB from the University of the West Indies and an LLM in international commercial and environmental law from the University of Cambridge. Among his interests, Lawson is a trustee of Dulwich Picture Gallery.