I am a commercial lawyer who resolves legal disputes for individuals and companies. My particular expertise is in relation to Intellectual Property (IP) and Defamation disputes.
Working for an electronics company in Hong Kong before becoming a lawyer has given me a valuable insight into how a business operates in practice; and how technology and IP is developed, protected and exploited. I continue to apply that experience and straightforward approach when working with clients.
With regard to IP, I have specific experience in high value software disputes, as well as advising on for example, copyright and performance rights in film and the enforcement of registered IP rights for international design, fashion and cosmetic brands. I represent clients in the High Court and Intellectual Property Enterprise Court.
I also have experience of acting in Defamation and Privacy cases, including representing a well-known public figure in the high-profile 2012 Levinson Enquiry into phone hacking and its associated court proceedings.
- Intellectual property
- Copyright (image and performance rights) claims
- Trade Mark disputes (including Cybersquatting)
- Brand protection, including Passing Off claims
- Design Right and Registered Design disputes
- Software and Database Rights disputes
- Slander and Libel (including social media take-down procedures)
- Malicious falsehood
Recent articles I've written:
- The Risks of Social Media and the Value of an Apology
- Capturing and Preserving Evidence in Defamation Claims
- Guidance note for responding to online criticism
- A Warning from the Courts: Step Away From The Social Media
- Lose Your Domain Name? It’s easier than you think…
- Guidance note for responding to a defamation claim
- The Risks of using Social media: Defamation
- #Fakenews: Real Damage - Tackling Online Defamation
- Guidance note for taking action against online defamation
- Guidance note for Domain Names
- Guidance note for tackling online copy cats
- Guidance note for the UDRP process
- Intellectual Property Claims are on the Rise: mitigating the risks to your business
- Competition and Brand Protection – how far can you go to restrict on-line sales?
- Avoiding a Counterfeit Christmas
- Guide to the Law Relating to Trade Marks (part 2 of 2)
- Guide to the Law Relating to Trade Marks (part 1 of 2)
- Guide to the Law Relating to Copyright: Infringement and Enforcement
- Rise of the Machines: Robot Copyright
- Guide to the Law Relating to Copyright: Ownership and Protection
- The future’s bright, the future’s blockchain
- How private are your communications?
- Guide to the Law Relating to Defamation
- Think twice before making threats
- Removing Content from Social Media
- A Smarter Approach to Social Media?
- Searching for trouble: misunderstanding Google Images
- Cartier Court of Appeal decision is right on time
- Copyright: Where you can pay for something and not own it
- Businesses: Don’t Get Caught Out by Copyright
- The Continuing Fight against the Counterfeiters - A look at Cartier II and brand protection online
- High Court hands down a club to beat patent trolls with
- Website-Blocking Orders, a step forward in Registered Trade Mark Enforcement
- The Intellectual Property Act 2014
- How much do you know about intellectual property?
- Banking and finance
- Cripps' comment: Business Matters Magazine