Nick is a partner in the TMT group handling all kinds of IP disputes but with a particular expertise on disputes in the music, book publishing, collecting society, design and fashion world. His clients range from national Governments to established pop stars, from leading broadcasters to local choirs, from major collecting societies to international media networks. Nick particularly relishes the challenge of taking on what are regarded by others as “unwinnable” cases and is regularly instructed on this basis.
Prior to joining DMH Stallard in September 2008 Nick was Head of Litigation at the MCPS-PRS Music Alliance and managed the music industry anti-piracy unit for ten years. He is very well known for leading the music industry in its fight against music piracy at a particularly difficult time. Nick pioneered the use of private prosecutions of copyright infringers for the music industry and he continues to use the criminal courts to prosecute itinerant and systematic IP infringers across a number of industries and sectors.