Nicholas Broomfield has a broad commercial chancery practice, with particular emphasis on commercial litigation, the law of trusts and real property, banking, financial and mortgage related disputes, insurance claims, professional negligence and civil fraud.
Nick is an experienced trial advocate with a reputation for his legal analysis. He relishes tackling complex points of law, both in writing and by way of submission, and is often instructed by solicitors, insurers and lay clients for his commercial, client-friendly, approach. Nick undertakes advisory and court work, regularly appearing in trials, appeals and arbitrations, either on his own or as a member of a larger counsel team.
Nick is described as a “go to” junior for banking, mortgage and property related work. His considerable experience is underlined by his appearance in a number of significant cases, including Scott v Southern Pacific Mortgages Limited in the Supreme Court, Mortgage Express v Lambert and Pathania v Adedeji in the Court of Appeal and Landmark Mortgages Ltd v Bamrah on appeal to the High Court. Nick is also a contributor to the 4th edition of Cousins, The Law of Mortgages.
Nick is regularly instructed to act in insurance disputes (including coverage issues, policy interpretation, non-disclosure, fraud, misrepresentation and FSMA/ICOB), recovery actions and claims following thefts and damage to property (including fires, floods and impact claims). Nick (led by Graham Eklund QC) recently acted for the successful insurers in Bluebon Ltd v Ageas (UK) Ltd and was instructed (led by Mark Cannon QC) in a significant dispute concerning coverage under a contractor’s professional indemnity policy.
Ranked as a Leading Professional Negligence Junior by Legal 500, Nick is described as being “exceptionally bright, tactically astute, very easy to work with and is great with clients”. He has experience of professional liability claims in the UK, the Channel Islands and the British Virgin Islands. Nick has acted in claims against lawyers (including barristers and solicitors), trust companies and trustees, valuers and surveyors, construction professionals (including architects) and engineers, agents (commercial agents and estate agents), brokers (mortgage and insurance), financial professionals (IFAs, accountants, fund managers and auditors) and management companies.
Nick is also instructed in claims arising from breaches of trust (including claims seeking to recover trust assets). His experience includes claims against trustees in this jurisdiction and offshore, and claims concerning the recovery and preservation of trust assets.
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.