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Neil is a partner in our Commercial Litigation and IP & Media teams. He handles all types of commercial disputes but is particularly recognised for his work in the areas of media litigation, brand and content protection and contentious IP.
Neil has focused on the media sector for almost 20 years and has a deep understanding of key media segments. He is well known and highly regarded for content protection work for creative industries and has acted for many household names in music, film, TV and sport. He also has expertise in the criminal aspects of intellectual property law, anti-piracy and content protection, including conducting private criminal prosecutions on behalf of media rights holders.
Neil also advises and represents non-media clients in relation to commercial dispute resolution and litigation and intellectual property matters, including brand protection and online IP enforcement strategies. He has experience working in an in-house environment having run the litigation team for a leading UK media & telecommunications company.
'I would pick out Neil (Parkes) and Peter (Singfield) especially, they're experts in their field'. Legal 500 2020
'We've never heard a bad thing about Neil'. Legal 500 2020
'Commercial, pragmatic, sensible and focused on the client’s objectives’’ Legal 500 2017
Neil Parkes is a ‘safe pair of hands’ for media litigation and contentious IP. Legal 500 2017