Nick has a broad commercial practice encompassing all areas of Chambers’ work, with particular emphasis on property and mortgage related disputes, professional liability claims, commercial litigation, matters of insurance and re-insurance and sports work. Nick’s experience in specific practice areas can be found by following the links under the heading “Areas of Practice”.
Nick has experience in all areas of Chambers’ work, including: property disputes (including lenders claims, mortgage disputes and issues of title rectification); commercial litigation and arbitration; professional liability (including lawyers, accountants, surveyors and valuers negligence), construction disputes (including professional liability claims for and against construction professionals); insurance and reinsurance; sports law. Nick undertakes both advisory and court work, both on his own and with other members of Chambers, regularly appearing in the High Court, County Court and Property Tribunal in trials, applications and interlocutory hearings.
Nick’s recent cases include appearing as junior counsel for Southern Pacific Mortgages Limited and Mortgage Express in the Supreme Court in the managed North East Property Buyers Litigation  UKSC 52; as junior counsel for Aviva Insurance (UK) Limited in both the High Court and Court of Appeal; Bate v Aviva Insurance (UK) Limited  EWHC 1687 (Comm); Bate v Aviva Insurance (UK) Limited  EWCA Civ. 334; and as sole counsel for Bank of Scotland plc in the High Court; Bank of Scotland plc v Macartan & Co (unreported); and the Court of Appeal; Pathania v Adedeji  EWCA Civ. 681.
Nick was called to the Bar in 2010 and became a tenant of 4 New Square in October 2011 following completion of his twelve month pupillage under the tutelage of Richard Liddell, Jonathan Hough QC, Charles Phipps and Mark Cannon QC. Before being called to the Bar Nick read Jurisprudence at Mansfield College, Oxford, where he was awarded an Exhibition, the Mansfield College Essay Prize, the Worsley Prize and a number of collections prizes. He studied for the BVC at BPP Law School and was graded Very Competent. Nick is a member of Lincoln’s Inn and has been awarded Hardwicke, Denning and Shelford Scholarships.