NICK HART

Nick has practised extensively as a lawyer across the full breadth of the media, entertainment and technology sectors, both in-house and for prominent international and specialist law firms.

After undertaking his legal training in London and Singapore at international law firm Slaughter and May, Nick practised as a solicitor at a leading specialist music, media and entertainment firm in the West End of London before joining Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group as in-house counsel.

Nick moved to Sydney and became Special Counsel at the law firm Truman Hoyle (now part of the international firm Bird & Bird) specialising in intellectual property, technology, media and commercial law. During this time he also worked on secondment as an in-house counsel for two international technology and software businesses.

Nick has divided his legal career between working in highly respected law firms and as in-house counsel, allowing him to combine a strong legal background with an understanding and first-hand appreciation of the commercial and legal requirements of running a business. He is highly experienced in advising on various corporate and commercial issues, and in drafting and negotiating commercial agreements across a variety of business sectors, particularly in relation to technology and online businesses, from start-ups to multi-nationals.

Nick has particularly expertise in live theatre and events in Australia and internationally. In 2011, Nick joined the international entertainment group Global Creatures as its Head of Legal and Business Affairs. Through his work at the Really Useful Group and Global Creatures, Nick has gained first-hand commercial experience across all aspects of developing, producing and licensing theatrical and arena productions in Australia and worldwide.

Nick manages Blueprint Law’s theatre practice – one of the only practices of its kind in Australia – and continues to be highly active in the local theatrical community, including as a board member of The Hayes Theatre in Sydney

Nick is admitted to practice in New South Wales, Australia and originally qualified in England & Wales.

Louise Jackson