I am a commercial, intellectual property and disputes lawyer. I have a particular interest in the gambling industry, having worked in-house at a sports betting platform.
I advise clients on maintaining and enforcing their trade marks, on running advertising campaigns and navigating data compliance issues across a wide range of sectors including media, entertainment, sport, technology, and gambling.
I studied French and Italian at the University of Exeter before completing the GDL and LPC in London. After my studies, I worked as a paralegal in commercial litigation for 18 months to gain some industry experience and also to give me the opportunity to squeeze in a 7 month globe-trotting extravaganza before joining Lewis Silkin. Outside the office sports, much to the chagrin of others, seem to preoccupy the majority of my time; I am a long suffering Arsenal fan but you will more often than not find me venting my football frustrations on a squash court.
Brands & IP
I specialise in intellectual property law and act for individuals and businesses in the creative and tech industries, including designers, high street retailers, gambling operators and start-ups, who wish to protect their IP. I regularly advise brand owners on maintaining and enforcing their trade marks, handle various IP infringements and issues concerning defamation and privacy matters, and have considerable experience in the UK High Court.
I represent clients in commercial disputes such as breach of contract, breach of confidence, and civil fraud. I advise on contractual and tortious claims within the retail, technology, financial, and gambling sectors, as well as assisting clients with resolving disputes without recourse to the courts via methods of Alternative Dispute Resolution, including mediation.
I act for technology, retail and gambling companies in respect of contractual issues and disputes, which involve IT and software developer, gaming platform and web hosting issues. As well as handling contentious issues, I also advise on the creation and exploitation of web-based technology, including drafting and negotiation of commercial agreements (IP/IT), software as a service and licence agreements.
I have a particular interest in the gambling industry, having worked in-house at a sports betting platform. I hold the BIIAB Level 2 National Certificate for Licensing Practitioners (Gambling). I regularly advise operators on maintaining and enforcing their trade marks, on running advertising campaigns and on helping clients navigate data compliance / licensing issues. I also have considerable experience in the UK High Court.