Advising an international consulting firm, which is part of a global HR group, managing advice on data protection issues across EU jurisdictions (including the UK, Germany, France, Belgium, Netherlands,Italy, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Hungary and Greece).
Assisting a range of clients in relation to implementing lawful overseas data transfer and data processing mechanisms from the EU/EEA.
Successfully defending a client in relation to data breach incident that led to English High Court proceedings and also helping a client negotiate a high-profile investigation by the UK Information commissioner to a satisfactory conclusion.
Advising well known sports personalities, including a high-profile football manager and tennis player in relation to licensing, protection and enforcement of their image rights.
Assisting a range of luxury, hotel, restaurant and retail clients in relation to enforcement and maintenance of their trade mark/brand portfolios in the UK, EU and across the world.
Assisting a range of financial technology clients and entrepreneurs in relation to their commercial contracts, licensing and IP protection, as well as regulatory compliance.
Acting for a well known UK contemporary artist in relation to a copyright infringement claim.
Advising a European software and consulting company on legal issues around launch of a range of cyber security products.
England and Wales, 2000
‘The Art Market and Money Laundering: The UK’s First Year Report,’ Arts & Collections - August 9, 2021, author
‘IP and data protection chapters’ of Tolley’s Charities Manual, contributed
‘Practical Will Precedents’ in relation to IP and digital assets, co-contributed
Society for Computers and the Law
‘Fashion tech law: A global perspective,’ New York Fashion Tech Lab virtual workshop - June 11, 2021, speaker
‘The Entrepreneurs’, radio show of the business and lifestyle magazine The Monocle
I love to see new ideas or innovation come to fruition
I became an IP and technology lawyer primarily because of my personal interests in the creative industries. Like many IP lawyers, I was an aspiring musician in my early days although soon realised that my strengths were much more suited to business, rather than spending time in a recording studio.
I love to see new ideas or innovation come to fruition and the great thing about working in these specialised areas is that it allows me to meet many talented people who want to turn their ideas or creations into commercial reality.
The law is constantly under challenge to keep pace with new technologies and one of the most enjoyable aspects of my job is applying existing law or regulation to new or novel situations which have never been tested before.
Ultimately, my aim is always to provide a practical solution to a client’s legal problem in a cost-effective way.