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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 a Strathclyde Supporter 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 data protection, 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

‘I have found all interactions with Austin Flynn and Julie Nixon to have been particularly effective for the clients, with a direct, honest and transparent approach’.

Legal 500 2020/21

Recent Content by Dr Julie Nixon, WS

18 Oct 2021

10 top tips for start-ups

As the country’s businesses across all sectors, big and small, meet for a variety of events this Scottish Business Week (18-22 October), one key area...
Dr Julie Nixon, WS
19 Aug 2021

Considering Personal Data on World Photography Day

World Photography Day is an annual, worldwide celebration of the art of photography. WorldPhotographyDay.com invites participants to submit photos to...
Dr Julie Nixon, WS
5 Mar 2021

British Science Week - The Vaccine

British Science Week starts on 5 March, and surely one of the best examples of British science in recent times is the Oxford/ AstraZeneca COVID-19...
Dr Julie Nixon, WS