Nicholas deals with a broad range of commercial and civil disputes.
He advises on risk avoidance, provides opinions and drafts pleadings, gives guidance on disclosure exercises, interviews witnesses, liaises with experts and represents clients at mediation, in tribunals and in court. His experience includes:
- obtaining an emergency worldwide freezing order on behalf of IG Markets Limited to prevent the dissipation of assets in Jordan;
- representing HSBC Invoice Finance (UK) Limited in applications for the late registration of book debts;
- obtaining possession orders against mortgagors in default on behalf of Paragon Finance plc;
- resisting an application for permission to appeal from the High Court on behalf of Bank of Scotland plc;
- representing Mortgage Express in claims brought against it by 20 claimants simultaneously concerning the appointment of an LPA receiver.
- defending a vehicle manufacturer in a dispute over storage charges;
- advising on procedural and interim applications;
- guiding parties through proceedings in the High Court, County Court and prior to litigation.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
- assisting shareholders to recover deferred consideration in an expert determination;
- representing a financial advisor in a mediation with a mortgage provider;
- averting proceedings against companies on the verge of insolvency through negotiation;
- devising tailored solutions for corporate entities to limit the threat of litigation.
He is recognised for his proactive and commercial approach to dispute resolution.
Prior to joining No5 Chambers in March 2011, Nicholas was a senior associate in the commercial litigation team at Wragge and Co LLP. He also led the firm’s advocacy team. He dealt with a broad range of commercial disputes from high value and complex commercial matters to comparatively lower value and high volume disputes. He worked with partners across the firm, managed solicitors and supervised trainees.
From 2005 to 2011, he was the client service manager to one of Wragge and Co’s largest clients which contributed approximately 1m GBP to annual turnover. He was responsible for ensuring quality of service across departments and client satisfaction. Consequently, he has an excellent understanding of the relationship between solicitor and client.
Before his career in the law, Nicholas worked in the HQ of the Trade Services department of Barclays Bank plc in the City of London.