Dave Holt

Dave Holt

Senior Associate - IP Solicitor

A member of Potter Clarkson’s litigation and licensing team, Dave specialises in both contentious and non-contentious intellectual property law.

In particular, his non-contentious experience includes drafting commercial agreements including licensing arrangements, consultancy agreements and complex collaboration agreements.

Prior to joining Potter Clarkson in April 2018, Dave trained and qualified at a leading national law firm before spending a year in-house with MyUnidays Ltd - the world’s largest student affinity network – and was responsible for managing its IP portfolio, assisting with its international expansion across 83 countries, including IP clearance and dealing with early stage disputes, and Advertising Standards Agency complaints work.



Confidentiality law, industrial chemistry, biotechnology and licensing


Dave read law at the University of Durham before completing his Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC) at Nottingham Law School. During his first two years of qualification, Dave completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice at Oxford University. 


LLB (Hons), LPC, PgDip (Oxon)


Dave has a keen interest in rugby (although gave up playing a while ago!) and also enjoys Olympic lifting, playing tennis, running and modern languages, more recently learning elementary Spanish and Swedish. Dave also runs the firm’s tennis club. In addition, Dave likes to travel, live music and new challenges.


English, German