Nigel specialises in advising to clients in the entertainment and media sectors. As a former head of artist and repertoire at a record label, he has extensive industry experience. He advises rightsholders, promoters, producers and creatives on the commercialisation (including live, physical and digital exploitation), protection and sale of business and personal media and entertainment rights and opportunities. He also has experience of advising a number of charities involved in the entertainment sector.
Nigel assists a wide spectrum of clients, from large multinational companies, to emerging artists and businesses, on commercial ventures, transactions and disputes. He has particular experience of advising both start-ups and developed brands engaged in emerging and disruptive technologies and businesses. He also assists legacy clients faced with the clash between older agreements and newer technologies and business models. His years of experience in the entertainment industry is of major advantage in this regard.
Nigel is also steeped in charity work. He was a trustee of Versus Cancer for 5 years, assists many charities on their projects and is currently an independent trustee of a major new charity in the live entertainment sector.
Prior to joining Ince in 2014, Nigel worked at a number of other leading law firms.
"Nigel is a trusted adviser and always tried to care as much about your challenges as you do."
What you may not know about Nigel
His desk at Ince is shared with John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix, Kate Bush, Amy Winehouse, the Clash, We are Manchester and his family.
My testimonials and accolades
“Recommended lawyer in 2015 and 2016 for TMT (Technology, Media and Telecoms) – Media and Entertainment.”
“Ranked in Chambers UK 2015 and 2016 in Band 3 and 2017 and 2018 in Band 4 for Media and Entertainment.”
“Loves the music business.”
“Very well connected.”