Nick Zweck

Year called:
2014 (admitted as a solicitor and barrister in Australia, 2004)
Practice areas:
IP, Patents, Copyright & Design, Trade Marks, IT


Nick’s practice encompasses all areas of intellectual property law and related commercial law, including contractual disputes concerning technical subject matter. He appears regularly in patent, trade mark, copyright, confidential information and contractual matters in the High Court and IPEC, and in registry proceedings in the UKIPO. He has also appeared as sole counsel in appeal proceedings in the General Court of the CJEU, and in arbitral proceedings. 

Nick speaks regularly at seminars on intellectual property law and practice, and is a contributor to Copinger and Skone James on Copyright.

Before coming to the Bar, Nick accumulated over a decade of experience as an IP litigation solicitor specialising in patent litigation at several leading intellectual property firms in London, where he worked on and managed a number of leading cases. He therefore brings with him a wealth of legal experience and commercial understanding, having worked closely with solicitor teams, experts and clients on all aspects of the litigation process, from pre-action strategic planning to trial or settlement.

Nick has handled patent cases across a wide range of technical fields, including mobile telecommunications, life sciences, consumer electronics, video compression, subsea oil wells, fracking and X-ray scanning. He has particular experience of large-scale disputes with a multijurisdictional element.

Nick started his career in Australia, where he qualified as a barrister and solicitor after completing an associateship with the Hon. Justices O’Loughlin and Selway of the Federal Court of Australia. While practising in Australia, Nick appeared regularly in the Federal Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of Victoria. 


Qualifications and Regulations


2001 Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Adelaide, Australia.
1999/2002 Bachelor of Arts (Hons), University of Adelaide, Australia.
2004 Admitted as a solicitor and barrister in the Supreme Court of Victoria and the High Court of Australia.
2014 Called to the Bar (Middle Temple)



Human Interest

Nick is a keen swimmer, even in London swimming pools, and even in February.