After graduating from Cambridge University with a Masters in Law and qualifying as a solicitor, Brian has been a partner in several London law firms, as well as in-house IT Counsel for both NSPCC and Portsmouth City Council, before joining Saracens. He was formerly Head of Legal Affairs at Virgin Interactive and Acting Head of Legal Affairs at Phonographic Performance Limited (on secondment).
Brian is a senior consultant in the Commercial and Corporate team, specialising in all aspects of IP & IT, with particular emphasis on technology contracts, as well as intellectual property (including brand exploitation and protection), interactive entertainment, e-commerce, data protection, information management and commercial contracts. Areas covered include: · Software development and publishing agreements · System supply, support and maintenance agreements · Website terms and conditions · Trade marks, copyright and design rights · distribution agreements and terms of trade · franchising agreements
Brian is the author of numerous articles in the fields of IT, e-commerce and computer games. Brian has been listed in the Legal Experts Guide, the computer games section of the Legal 500 and cited as a ‘Best of the UK’ lawyer (Computer Games) in Chambers’ UK Guide to Solicitors.
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