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I specialise in advising my clients in relation to customer and supplier contracts, IP protection issues, GDPR compliance challenges and other advertising and marketing matters.

I joined Fladgate as a trainee in 2013, having previously worked in the niche world of press self-regulation. I qualified into commercial law in 2015, helping clients with their everyday business operations: negotiating supply agreements, preparing consumer terms and conditions, exploiting IP and simplifying marketing and GDPR compliance headaches. My advice is never given in a vacuum – it always needs to work in the client’s practical, commercial context.

Over the years, I have worked with clients across a range of industries, including fashion and beauty, publishing, advertising, technology and sports. I have a particular focus on helping to protect IP in these areas, whether that be brands, copyrights or design rights. My work encompasses both contentious and non-contentious matters, and I regularly act for clients in IP disputes, including trade mark cases before the UK Intellectual Property Office and the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court.

When I’m not working I enjoy seeking out, listening to and attempting to mix music from around the world. I am still very much in the denial phase with regards to my increasingly improbable DJ career, so if you need someone for an upcoming party, please do get in touch.

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Expertise

Intellectual Property

Commercial Law

Contracts

Digital Business and Consumer

Corporate Law

Experience

  • Headspace is the world’s leading app/online meditation and mindfulness content, managing their portfolio of trade marks outside the US, helping them to get protected in countries of interest, and resolving potential disputes with infringers in a quick and pragmatic way.
  • Advised Penguin Random House’s in-house legal team in their GDPR compliance programme, providing advice on the technical detail of GDPR and how it impacted PRH’s digital strategy.
  • Advised beauty product importer and distributor Glorious Brands on its exclusive distribution arrangements in the UK (including for PUR and Trilogy brands).
  • Acted for the Californian street-wear brand AMIRI in connection with the protection of its trade marks in the UK and EU, including handling opposition proceedings before the EU Intellectual Property Office.
  • Round is the UK’s favourite table service app, advising them on their contracts with UK pub venues, their consumer terms and conditions as well as GDPR and other ad-hoc commercial and compliance issues.

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