Nick Tarbitt  (on sabbatical) LL.B (Hons), Barrister Nick was called to the Bar in 1988, is a member of the Inner Temple and is additionally qualified to provide advice direct to individuals and corporate clients where appropriate.  He has over 20 years’ professional experience of civil litigation and negotiation, and a similar period involved in different guises in the music industry.  Nick's particular interests within CMLG are music law, sports law and the legalities of rapidly evolving areas such as the internet and social media. In the early 1990s, Nick co-founded Integrity Records, an independent record label whose artists have enjoyed significant critical acclaim both in the UK and abroad. Over the years, the label has been home to both emerging UK talent and some cutting- edge American bands. Highlights have included having 5 tracks in one of the late John Peel’s Festive 50s on BBC Radio 1, and the label being described on air by the great man himself as ‘majestic’.  In addition to hands-on A & R, Nick plays a significant role in contract and licensing negotiations. Nick's own experience as a label director has provided great insight into the inner workings of the music industry, enabling him to give sound legal advice which is both practical and pragmatic. Nick previously spent several months travelling on the WTA world tennis circuit, gaining a valuable understanding of the business side of high value international sport, an area which is also of particular interest to him. He is available to accept instructions from artists, bands, writers, labels and individuals or corporations in the wider entertainment and sporting fields, either through traditional channels or, in appropriate cases, directly.