Nick is an advertising and marketing law specialist and also regularly advises on e-commerce, online regulatory and gambling issues.
He leads Osborne Clarke’s dedicated ad law team and chairs the firm’s Brands, Advertising & Marketing Services sector group. Directories Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners consistently identify Nick as a leading individual for advertising law, and Legal 500 also cites him for gambling advice. He is listed in Super Lawyers for Technology, Media and Communications work.
His practice covers a wide range of advertising-related issues, including handling ASA cases, advising on agency/client agreements, copy advice, prize promotions, pricing claims, sponsorship arrangements, talent agreements, comparative advertising, branded content, media/agency deals, ambush marketing, regulatory lobbying, advertiser compliance review processes, data protection law compliance, social media, behavioural advertising and adtech/programmatic buying issues.
Much of his work is for digital/media clients, but he also regularly advises brands in other sectors, including food and drink, automotive, financial services, retail, leisure, consumer goods and luxury brands.
Nick joined Osborne Clarke as a trainee in 1994 and became a partner at the firm in 2001; alongside his day job, Nick is also a board director of the European Sponsorship Association, a member of the UK’s Advertising Law Group and on the editorial board of E-Commerce Law and Policy. Nick is a regular contributor to specialist blog www.ocmarketinglaw.com, which he co-founded. He is also the partner responsible for UK graduate recruitment and trainee development at OC.