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Dr Julie Nixon, WS

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Julie is a former life scientist, having been a post-doctoral research assistant at institutions including Harvard University and the University of Edinburgh. She advises clients on IP and commercial contracts, including IP protection and commercialisation, e-commerce and IT agreements. Julie is also an expert on data protection matters and private equity investments.

Julie is a part of our IP and IT team ranked by Legal 500 (Julie was noted as a "Rising Star").

Julie has advised on commercial contracts, IP and data protection since 2012 and has considerable expertise in these areas. She is also part of Morton Fraser's corporate team and regularly advises her clients on matters such as private equity investments, share option schemes and company restructuring.

Having been seconded to Edinburgh Research and Innovation, the Roslin Institute and Historic Environment Scotland, Julie has extensive in house experience which is invaluable to her public sector clients.

Julie is actively involved with mentoring entrepreneurs, and particularly enjoys engaging with life science companies where she finds her research background invaluable. Julie is an Enterprise Partner at Strathclyde University.

Business expertise

Julie advises clients on IP and commercial contracts, including IP protection and commercialisation, e-commerce and IT agreements, and data protection matters such as subject access requests, data breaches and privacy notices.

Julie has a particular interest in early stage companies, but has advised clients of all sizes across a range of sectors. 

With her wealth of experience, Julie provides guidance on GDPR, advises clients (investors and companies) with regard to equity investments and ensures her clients receive expert advice with regard to protecting and commercialising their intellectual property.

What our clients and peers say: 

I followed Julie Nixon to Morton Fraser from another practice as she has great skills, a background in relevant science, and most importantly can find solutions that meet NeemCo's aims, whilst at the same time being realistic about the needs of other parties. Julie has been pro-active in her work with us, most recently relating to Assignation of IP.

Legal 500 2019/20
UK leading Individual 2020

Recent Content by Dr Julie Nixon, WS

28 Apr 2020

The Scottish Tech Army - We are in

It has been heartening to see that amid the COVID-19 crisis some entrepreneurial individuals have created business opportunities such as the launch...
Dr Julie Nixon, WS
24 Apr 2020

Will intellectual property collaboration lead to a Coronavirus vaccine?

The ethics of intellectual property (IP) protection are often debated. On the one hand why shouldn't innovative technology be freely available for...
Dr Julie Nixon, WS
16 Apr 2020

What happens if a furloughed employee holds EMI options?

Many businesses are making use of government’s Coronavirus job retention scheme. Under this scheme employees are prohibited from working for their...
Iain Young, Dr Julie Nixon, WS