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Nick is a Partner at Dentons and the Head of the Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) practice in Milton Keynes. He specializes in the retail and sports sectors, routinely advising on high-value deals in these areas.

Nick’s practice focuses on advising and supporting on commercial contracts, with expertise in outsourcing, technology, IT, media and IP. He regularly advises household name clients on commercial projects and agreements. Nick has particular experience advising on partnership and sponsorship agreements in the sports sector, and local and international supply of goods and/or services agreements (both goods-not-for-resale and goods-for-resale) and tendering exercises for retail clients.

Nick has a strong understanding of the issues encountered by in-house lawyers, having undertaken three secondments whilst at Dentons and two years in-house with leading FMCG and retail businesses. Furthermore, he leads the Firm’s first managed service offering to the John Lewis Partnership, overseeing seven dedicated commercial managed service lawyers that operate as an extension of the client’s legal team.


Solicitor, Senior Courts of England and Wales, 2012


Nottingham Law School, 2009, LPC

University of Nottingham, 2008, LLB Law

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

The corporate team at Dentons is frequently involved in multi-jurisdictional acquisitions due to its international reach, with work that spans industries such as automotive and insurance. The firm has a diverse client base with high profile names such as the Royal Mail Group and the John Lewis Partnership and the team carries out specialist insurance work in the warranties and indemnity sector. The practice is headed by corporate expert Christopher Colclough and Nick Harrison who routinely leads deals in the retail and sports sectors. Senior associate Ryan Chia works on public sector matters.

South East > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms

Dentons assists household names such as Royal Mail, Sainsburys, and John Lewis on their IT procurement and relevant contractual agreements. The team is led by Nick Harrison, renowned for his legal-IT know-how in the retail and sports sectors Harrison works closely with associate Rukia Khatun, who primarily handles cloud-based solutions, software development and procurement, and focuses on advising emerging companies.

South East > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Sport

The Dentons team in Milton Keynes has established itself as a go-to market leader for organizations behind large sports events worldwide. In a recent highlight, the team fronted by Nick Harrison assisted the Esports Awards with hosting their event in Arlington, Texas. Harrison is a specialist in retail and sports matters particularly where they intersect with IT. In disputes clients may rely on seasoned litigator James Fairbairn who handles all forms of commercial dispute resolution. A rising star within the team is associate Rose McDowall, particularly noteworthy for her experience with commercial contracts, especially in media distribution.

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Sport

Dentons supports its sports-based clients across an array of matters, including the establishment of major events, setting up/reorganising leagues, M&A as well as financings and insolvencies. The practice is also recommended for dealing with sporting commercial agreements, litigation and stadium construction issues. Richard Barham leads the practice alongside Milton Keynes-based Nick Harrison.

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms

The London-based team at Dentons is praised for its ‘superb technical expertise‘ and benefits from the firm’s global network, allowing it to work on international IT and telecoms projects. It acts for consumers and adopters of IT and telecoms in the retail, financial, transportation, energy and public sectors, and undertakes work involving commercial contracts, M&A transactions, regulatory issues, data privacy and cybersecurity work, competition mandates, financing issues and disputes across the technology and telecoms spaces. Martin Fanning and Henrietta Baker jointly lead the TMT group, while Tristan Jonckheer leads the telecoms group; Fanning handles major technology M&A mandates, Baker has acted on IT transformation projects, and Jonckheer has substantial experience in advising clients on major communication projects and regulatory matters. Dan Burge assists corporate clients with complex IT projects and procurement arrangements, and Andy Lucas has a wide-ranging and thriving practice, which includes advising private sector companies on technology projects and handling major IT outsourcing projects for governmental departments. Nick Harrison and Sarah Lima were recently promoted to the partnership.