I am a Partner in the Corporate team at Gannons. I have worked in or around businesses with creativity and innovation at their heart since 2002 and I am passionate about both.

Since qualifying as a solicitor in 2012, I have focused my developing practice on supporting sustainable growth of businesses such as these. Prior to qualification as a solicitor I worked in various (non-legal) roles in the music and media industries, and that experience has given me invaluable commercial insight.

I count myself fortunate to have worked with so many interesting clients and enjoy the challenge of variety and the rapid pace of development in the industries I service.

Expertise

I get to the root of issues as quickly as possible in order to provide practical legal advice that most effectively supports my clients’ commercial objectives, always at a cost that is proportionate. My practice comprises many areas of Corporate and Commercial IP/IT that have consistently arisen for clients in creative and technology industries.

Commercial IP / Media & Entertainment

Clients and work-types include agencies supplying advertising, creative and digital services (terms and conditions, framework agreements, sales contracts), television and content production companies (director/producer contracts, co-production agreements, format options), interior and product designers (commissions, professional appointments), live events business and promoters (sponsorship agreements, artist agreements and various event supplier contracts).

Technology and privacy

I have advised suppliers of software services (reseller agreements, software and web development agreements, software licences) and a wide variety of clients requiring website-related contracts (website terms of use, privacy policies, cookies policies).

Corporate

My corporate experience includes many of the key transactions co-founders, early stage businesses, SME’s and investors such as share acquisitions, asset and business purchases, investment agreements, shareholders’ agreements, joint venture contracts, loan notes, director service agreements, and corporate advisory services relating to share capital, board and shareholder disputes and general company law advice.