Bruce was called to the Bar by Gray’s Inn in 1992 and in recent years has developed a predominantly High Court litigation practice. Of note, he was recently led by Ian Mill QC in a complex and substantial commercial claim against Universal Music and was Lead Counsel in Lloyd v Kruger  EWHC 2011 where he successfully defended a claim for £2.3m concerning allegations of misrepresentation and fraud.
Bruce is well known for his good business sense and the ability to make highly complex cases fall into simple issues. As an advocate, he is robust and effective, always keeping the interests of his client paramount. Generally speaking, he will accept instructions in most commercial and chancery claims with a special interest in issues concerning media law. He is currently lead Counsel in a £40m claim against Lloyds Bank Group arising out of the Reading fraud convictions and an international claim by a legacy artist for various IP infringements.
Bruce will accept instructions in most commercial and chancery claims with a special interest in issues concerning media law. Non contentious work also features in his general practice, and he is Of Counsel to a number of IP companies and publishers. He is happy to accept direct instructions from the client under the Bar Public Access Rules or from Solicitors in the traditional way.
Some recent cases of interest include:
Lloyd v Kruger (missrep-fraud)
Elm street Media v Universal, (licence dispute)
Cole v Prodigy (the band) (Infringement)
Channel Zero v Shorts International (royalty dispute)
Premier Percussion Limited v Lloyds Bank Group (fraud)
Lord Brocket v Channel 5, Endomel. (defamation)
Pat Eggle v Gibson Guitars (infringement)
(Ms India) D Uppal v Channel 5, Endomel (defamation)
Crackit production v Shiavone (defamation)
He is a member of the International Bar Association, Anguilla Bar Association and Associate member of the Connecticut Bar Association.
Bruce is happy to accept instructions directly from the public.
Winner of SME News ‘Media Lawyer of the Year 2023’