I have particular experience and expertise in the media, entertainment and sport (MES) sector, and work across multiple practice groups within the firm to advise clients on a range of contentious and commercial issues.Having trained and practised at a global law firm in London before relocating to Sydney, I bring a diverse range of experiences and an international perspective to the team. I recognise the importance of leveraging a comprehensive international network. Bird & Bird's wealth of expertise in the MES sector across the globe puts us at the leading edge of advising clients on how to protect and develop their businesses within the dynamic MES sector. It is this sense of working hand-in-hand with our clients and sharing the passion for their businesses that makes our sector approach so fulfilling, and I am pleased to be part of it.With a strong grounding in intellectual property law, and with significant experience in copyright infringement/enforcement matters and media rights, I am well-versed in dealing with clients that have valuable IP at the core of their business. I have also advised on defamation matters and technology disputes. This experience really helps me to assist clients as they continue to encounter challenges with far-reaching media dissemination and the ever-increasing importance of technology.Further to my private-practice experience, I also spent six months on secondment at the Premier League in London. This gave me a unique insight into the values and priorities of one of the world's most successful sports rights-holders whilst providing me with client-side commercial, litigious and regulatory experience. This experience has really helped me to deeply understand a client's business in the context of the wider industry, and to retain a pragmatic and practical perspective when advising clients.