Nick is an experienced trial advocate with a broad commercial practice and a reputation for his excellent legal analysis. The legal directories describe him as “exceptionally bright” , “tactically astute” , “very easy to work with” , “creative and good at thinking out of the box” , “thorough in his approach whilst being commercial and practical with his advice”, “ferociously bright as well as very hard-working [with an] ability to get to the heart of the matter very quickly”, “extremely knowledgeable, commercially minded, and good on paper and on his feet” and “great with clients.”
Nick has considerable experience of professional liability claims in the UK and offshore. He has acted in claims involving lawyers, trust companies and trustees, valuers and surveyors, construction professionals and engineers, agents and brokers, accountants, financial professionals and management companies. His recent cases of note include appearing for the respondents in the Supreme Court in Matthews v Sedman
Nick is regularly instructed in commercial disputes (including claims arising from breach of trust and claims to recover trust assets situated in the UK and abroad), recently appearing for the successful respondent in the Court of Appeal in Kuznetsov v Amazon
. He also routinely acts in insurance disputes and property damage claims, including cases involving coverage issues, allegations of fraud and recovery actions.
Nick is considered to be a “go to” junior for banking, mortgage and property related work and has appeared in a number of leading cases at appellate level, including Scott v Southern Pacific Mortgages Limited
in the Supreme Court and Mortgage Express v Lambert
and NRAM v Evans
in the Court of Appeal.