Nick has specialised in personal injury and professional negligence litigation for a period in excess of 25 years. He is instructed almost exclusively on behalf of claimants. His very considerable experience spans employers' liability claims, both serious accident and industrial (principally asbestos) disease litigation, together with Fatal Accidents Act claims.
Typically Nick is instructed in complex high-value catastrophic/brain/spinal-cord injury claims because of his ability to find a way through the most impenetrable detail and to present a claim, both in written form (Advices and detailed Schedules) and to a court in an easily digestible form.
Nick is also well known for (and instructed because of) his excellent client skills demonstrating himself to be consistently able to effectively deal with grievously injured and emotionally vulnerable claimants with exactly the right balance of sympathy and objectivity.
In addition to his personal injury practice Nick also has experience of clinical negligence claims (again, principally for claimants) and professional negligence litigation (invariably arising from failed personal injury claims).
Nick has recently been appointed as a PicArbs Arbitrator.
“A powerful advocate working at full throttle.” The Legal 500 2017
“An excellent advocate who can deal with the most complex of personal injury claims." "An extremely experienced and thorough junior who is more than a match for any QC." Chambers UK 2018
Nick is ranked by Chambers UK as a Band 1 and Legal 500 as a Tier 1, leading junior (both currently and for many years before).