Nick was born and raised in Northern Ireland and graduated from Queen's University, Belfast in 2005 with an LLB in Law and Politics before coming to UEA in 2005/06 to study an LLM in International Commercial and Business Law.  Having grown up in the Napster era, he became especially interested in copyright issues which led him to return to UEA to undertake a PhD in the area of digital copyright law.  He joined the Law School as a full time lecturer in August 2011.

Nick completed his doctoral thesis in 2012 entitled, 'Digital Copyright Law: exploring the changing interface between copyright and regulation in the digital environment'.  His interests include digital copyright law, technology and Internet regulation generally, and with specific regard to the music industry.  He has also presented his research extensively at BILETA, SLSA, MeCSSA and ORGCon conferences as well as having published articles in the field.

Nick is also a self-confessed Star Wars fan and every year he also puts himself through the inevitable rollercoaster ride of supporting Tottenham Hotspur.  Outside of this, he enjoys playing the drums and if he wasn't an academic, he would like to be a rock star.


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