Nick practices exclusively in the area of personal injury, focusing on high value claims and claims involving injuries of the utmost severity.
Nick is at ease dealing with high-value claims involving life-changing injuries for both Claimants and Defendants without leading counsel but is also lead in appropriate cases.
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 by both Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500.
“Nick has a broad range of expertise encompassing industrial disease and catastrophic brain and spinal injury claims. He is particularly well regarded for his handling of cases arising from RTAs and accidents at work. He acts for both claimants and defendants. “He has an excellent rapport with clients and really puts them at ease.” “He has the ability to master expert evidence and enhance it via conference with experts.””
Chambers UK 2021
“Very thorough, personable with clients, he handles unrealistic client expectations well.”
Legal 500 2021
“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
Nick’s current caseload includes the following representative cases :-
L v BSP
A claimant whose dominant hand was amputated in an industrial accident. Claim worth in excess of £1,000,000
W v MIB
A claimant who suffered a below knee amputation as a consequence of a road traffic accident. Claim worth in excess of £1,500,000
DA v TVGC
An occupier’s liability claim where the Claimant suffered brain injury after a fall at a golf club. Claim worth in excess of £1,000,000
DJ v M& M D LTD
A Work at Height claim where the Claimant suffered significant orthopaedic and head injuries and where liability remains in dispute. Value in excess of £750,000
RC v DP
A claim arising from a road traffic accident where the Claimant suffered significant bilateral leg fractures. Value in excess of £750,000
Personal Injury Bar Association
LLB (Hons) LLM (Kings College, London)