As Head of Media, Entertainment and Intellectual Property (IP) at Battens, I deal with the law around the creation, exploitation and protection of brands and content, often advising clients big and small all around the world.
I've got the dual perspective of lawyer and creator (four feature films, four books, over 100 West End performances and 250 songs) which means I can see things from your perspective, from option/development agreements to revenue-sharing and media finance agreements, trademarks and designs (advice, registration and disputes), distribution and royalty deals and production contracts. I was the Legal Expert on Audio-Visual Matters for the EU at all major film and TV markets including MIPTV, MIPCOM and EFM.
I'm also joint head of Company Commercial with Katherine Gilmour and we both advise clients from all sectors on joint ventures, acquisitions and disposals, the Companies Act and all commercial contracts.
I hold an MA (Hons) in law from Downing College, Cambridge and qualified with Hogan Lovells in London. I joined Battens in 2015 at the same time as moving to the Cotswolds.
I speak French and German and am based in London and the Cotswolds/Bath/Bristol.
"highly professional, knowledgeable and accessible"; "his experience coupled with his specialist knowledge of intellectual property, particularly trademarks, makes him a popular choice for advising on a range of IP-related matters." Legal 500 2017
"A fast, friendly and effective service. Many thanks."