Nick practices exclusively in the area of personal injury, focusing on high value claims and claims involving injuries of the utmost severity.
Nick acts with or without leading counsel and is instructed on behalf of both Claimants and Defendants.
Nick is instructed in most cases at a very early stage, where he is called upon to devise the most effective litigation strategy that will lead to a successful resolution of the claim. He is regarded as pro-active, accessible, decisive and very clear in the advice he gives. He has a strong grasp of technical issues arising from expert evidence and is adept at clarifying and strengthening his case whilst conferring with experts from a very broad range of disciplines. Both at trial and during joint settlement meetings, Nick adopts a calm but focused approach aimed at resolving claims on the most favourable terms possible.
He is consistently ranked as a leading junior barrister in the sphere of personal injury and his Chambers and Partners 2019 edition profile included the following assessment of his approach: “He is able to quickly identify the issues in a case and focus on the key points. He’s very good with clients, manages expectations very well and drives the case forward.” “He’s good on paper, his advice is detailed and he’s always very well prepared.”
Nick’s current caseload includes claims involving significant brain injuries arising from both accidents at work and road traffic accidents, a case of cauda equine syndrome, a lower limb amputation following a road traffic accident, multiple chronic pain cases involving very significant and wide-ranging disability and numerous fatal accident claims, some of which arise from industrial disease.
“He’s a safe pair of hands, doesn’t pull any punches and great when you have a difficult client.” “Thorough, knows his stuff, passionate about getting the right result and has a fast turnaround.”
Chambers UK 2020
“He is able to quickly identify the issues in a case and focus on the key points. He’s very good with clients, manages expectations very well and drives the case forward.” “He’s good on paper, his advice is detailed and he’s always very well prepared.”
Chambers UK 2019
“An excellent advocate who is very good with clients. He gives clear and thorough advice as to the issues arising in any particular case.” “He has a very collaborative approach.”
Chambers UK 2018
Broad range of expertise encompassing industrial disease, fatal accident and spinal injury claims. Strengths: “Thorough, proactive and approachable.” “Very knowledgeable and good in court.”
Chambers UK 2017
Personal Injury Bar Association
LLB (Hons) LLM (Kings College, London)