Nigel Davies


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Before joining Gordon Dadds in 2014 as a consultant, I was a partner at Davenport Lyons and previously worked at firms such as Nicholson Graham and Jones, as well as in-house at a record label. I have had extensive experience in media and entertainment law, intellectual property and commercial law. Career highlights include acting for Warner Music Group on its divestment of certain recorded music assets.

Outside of work, I am passionate about charitable work. As a trustee of Versus Cancer, I have helped to put on fundraising gigs with major musicians including Paul Weller, Noel Gallagher and New Order.

What are you most passionate about (professionally)?

Two of my greatest passions are music and charity, and it’s been particularly rewarding when I’ve managed to combine the two through fundraising events. Making a difference in some small way is something I try to aim for.

What is your best legal anecdote?

I once took over a particularly frosty negotiation; as it turned out, my predecessor had jumped over the table and punched the opposing lawyer for saying she was wrong on a commercial point!

Davenport Lyons, Partner

Nicolson Graham and Jones, Assistant and then Partner

Olswang, Assistant

Theodore Goddard, Assistant

gd_acc_2 Chambers

The Legal 500 – recommended lawyer in 2015 and 2016 for TMT (Technology, Media and Telecoms) – Media and Entertainment.

Chambers UK – ranked in Chambers UK 2015 and 2016 in Band 3 and 2017 and 2018 in Band 4 for Media and Entertainment and described as “loving the music business” and being “very well connected”.

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7493 6151


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