LAW MADE SIMPLE
NICK LOCKETT
Solicitor & Barrister
0796 244 8000
Commercial Law
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Publications
Artificially Intelligent
- Law & Ethics of A.I. -
Due 2021

Block Chain & Cryptocurrency
– the Future of Money -
Due 2021

A look at the structural and legal-ethical issues arising from the creation of Cryptocurrencies and the steps taken to manipulate the value of cryptocurrencies and risks involved with investment. 


Company Director Disqualifications
2009


WORLD INTERNET LAW GUIDE
UK/GB CHAPTER
A Guide to Business Online


E.C. DATA PROTECTION LAW 
Law & Practice (2005)
 
The Managers Guide to Understanding Commercial Contract Negotiation (Paperback)t

The Managers Guide to Understanding Confidentiality Agreements 
by Adoranti and Lockett
2002

The Managers Guide to Understanding Commonly Used Contract Terms
2001

Commercial and Intellectual Property Considerations (Commercial Contracts For Managers
by Adoranti & Lockett
1998

EC Financial Services 
 by Egan, Lockett, Rushbrook
1994

NETLAW - The Emerging Law of the Internet
1993



Sport
Nick Lockett is interested in swimming, cycling and archery. He also used to race in motorsport but now only follows motorsport. He is an accomplished equestrian having ridden for over 30 years in eventing (1 and 3 day), as well as doing dressage (which he never liked) and showjumping. In his earlier days, he was both someone who used to break-in horses as well as being a stunt rider for numerous film companies (when he could fit those requirements around his career). He has written comedy for radio. He has written numerous technical books of which his latest attempt (due 2019) is Artificial Intelligence Law and Ethics. Prior to being a lawyer he worked in the offshore finance industry both as trader and compliance officer. He is also a trustee of a charity teaching children in disadvantaged areas to programme computers. Nick is a qualified archery coach and has a part-time interest providing weekend archery in Schools in London and Hertfordshire. He is also a member of Elswood Bowman Archers.
Family


Nick is engaged to another lawyer  and has two delightful kids, (but don’t tell them that I’ve said they”re delightful as it will go to their heads) ,
Alexandra aged 14 years and Andrew aged 16 years old
( Jan 2021).. 

Alexandra is into music, lots of sports and longbow archery and generally winding her Dad up. She has won awards for her writing and wants to be a novelist in her spare time. (She wants to be a surgeon in the fullness of time). If you can’t find Alex, she’s probably in the library.  She also holds numerous county and national championships and records for her longbow archery- National Champion in her class since 2017, indoor and outdoor. 

Andrew is into anything science including warhammer, lots of sports and recurve archery. He is an accomplished kart racer, but at 1.85m, he has outgrown carts and is awaiting an opportunity to enter saloon car racing. Andrew has won high level awards in the National Mathematics challenge and Computational challenges at Oxford University. He wants to invent the first practical inter-stellar drive or the first anti-gravity system. When he’s not painting warhammer, He can be found with his head buried in a scientific journal somewhere.

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Highly Qualified

Nick Lockett originally qualified as a biologist in 1982 and became a successful merchant banker and worked in early Guernsey as a specialist in trust and companies and then in start-up and biotech investments

During the 1980s he qualified as a merchant banker (Institute of Bankers) and investment manager  (London School of Investment) where he gained one of the highest marks ever given. 

He was a compliance officer for 3 years until leaving to re-qualify in 1992 as a barrister, (being called to Inner Temple in 1993),

In 2002, he was headhunted by top US law-firm Sidley & Austin to head up the Internet, Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property department when he also re-qualified as a solicitor. 

Experienced

In addition to his time as a barrister and with Sidley & Austin , he spent 2 years in Brussels with McDermott Will & Emery Stanbrook where he expanded his knowledge of competition law under Clive Stanbrook QC and obtained a detailed knowledge of the workings of the European Commission and law-making at a community level.


Now with ADLSolicitors.com, which he founded, he operates his own boutique law firm with Italian avvocato Gerardo Aprovitolo specialising in many different fields of commercial law.

Innovative

During the. early days of the Covid19 crisis, Nick Lockett was instrumental together with long-standing friend & barrister colleague, Manus Egan, in founding the Association of Pandemic Lawyers, an association of solicitors’ firms and barristers  with the purpose of providing a co-ordinated and well resourced service offering legal advice and assistance on all legal aspects of the COVID19 crisis during the lockdown and thereafter and covering employment issues, insurance  (and denial of cover) issues, health and safety issues, breach of contract and force majeure issues, solvency issues and other legal matters arising from the COVID19 pandemic.

Exceptional

In 1993, he developed the first internet-served court order.


He is the only lawyer in the UK ever (so far as we know) to have held concurrent practicing permissions both as a barrister and solicitor (done with special permissions from Bar Council and Law Society in order for him to complete a retrial of a case of special public importance).


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Corporate Business Law

The law governing the rights, relations, and conduct of persons, companies, organisations and businesses, encompassing the formation, funding, governance, and death of a corporation, as well as the issues relating to share ownership, capital market, shareholders relations, restructuring, joint ventures,  directors obligations and including manufacturing, healthcare, telecoms, technical, distribution etc.

Online, IT and IP Law
Extensive experience in all aspects of computer law, intellectual property disputes and contractual disputes,  restrictions on employees and trade secrets.
In addition, we have extensive experience in Artificial Intelligence ethics and law, and we understand that the rise of artificial intelligence presents not only technical challenges, but
important legal and ethical challenges for society, including presenting numerous unique moral assessments.
Arbitration, Litigation and Mediation 
Trained as a mediators an excellent litigator 

Data Protection and Privacy
GDPR addresses the transfer of personal data within and outside the EU and EEA areas and gives control to individuals over their personal data, simplifying the regulatory environment for data by unifying the regulation within the EU. Controllers and processors of personal data must put in place appropriate technical and organizational measures to implement the data protection principles and to safeguard and control their data and put into place effective measures. Privacy in English law is a rapidly developing area of English law that considers in what situations an individual has a legal right to privacy in relation to personal or private information.
Contract Drafting  & Analysis
Contract drafting, one of the most critical parts of contract management providing the foundation upon which the contractual relationship is constructed and requiring clarity and precision making sure that both parties needs are met and providing a strong layer of legal protection. The secrets of good contract drafting includes the ability to express effective contract terms free from archaisms, redundancies, ambiguities. Contract disputes are among the most common types of all business disputes, including breach of contract, fraud, misrepresentation, coercion, force majeure, mistake, legality, etc.
Sports Law
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What Our Client Saying

Neil Barrett

Nick and I have been friends as well as client-attorney for more years than I care to remember. I've worked for his as expert witness and he has worked for me as legal counsel in my businesses. Throughout all of that time, Nick has been a stalwart friend, confidante and expert adviser. when I'm about to do something ill-advised, he's there advising against it - his understanding of business issues is way beyond most lawyers, reflecting his pre-law commercial experience. Working without him is like trying to work with my eyes closed - and that applies to almost every role I do.
Nick is more than a competent lawyer, he is a specialist lawyer. I cannot recommend his highly enough. 

Martin Eley

I have worked with Nick over nearly 10 years and his legal expertise is remarkable, Unlike many lawyers who will tell you that your case is sound only to change their minds after spending thousands, Nick doesn't jump to conclusions and carefully considers the legal issues as well as understanding the commercial impact of decisions taken. His advice is sound, sensible and reliable. A clever personable lawyer and one I would highly recommend. 

 

Marino Zini

He combines encyclopaedic legal knowledge with quick witted intelligence, indepth IT knowledge and brilliant communication & public speaking skills. He has been a great asset to our company development and we love his ability to distil complex legal matters into plain English.

Nick has been our intellectual property Counsel for over 15 years during which time we have never lost a case and he has got us out of many difficulties. He provides prompt excellent value legal services generally and I wouldn't have known what to do over the years without his help.

Trevor Callaghan

Nick has been our intellectual property Counsel for over 15 years during which time we have never lost a case and he has got us out of many difficulties. He provides prompt excellent value legal services generally and I wouldn't have known what to do over the years without his help

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