‘Nick is an intelligent strategic thinker and a brilliant advocate. He works extremely hard on cases to achieve the best outcome for the client. A very personable and good leading junior. Universally liked.’ 2021 edition of Legal 500 legal directory.
As an experienced trial barrister, my job is to fight for my clients in court. I am known as a fearless advocate who is determined to get the best possible result for my clients.
I’m based in chambers at 2 Bedford Row (often known as 2BR) which is generally regarded as one of the best barristers’ chambers in London. The bulk of my practice involves defending people accused of very serious misconduct such as serious fraud or homicide. However, I’m often instructed privately in less serious cases, and in regulatory proceedings.
I was called to the Bar by the Inner Temple in 1990. As well as defending cases, I used to prosecute and was one of the first specialist rape prosecutors before being appointed as a top-grade (Level 4) prosecutor. That experience taught me how the police and prosecutors think, and what to look out for when preparing a defence case.
Since then I’ve established myself as one of London’s leading criminal defence barristers with a wide ranging private and legal aid practice. I have been recommended as a leader in the field of criminal law by legal directories and have worked for most of the major London solicitors firms that specialise in fraud and criminal law.
I am registered with the Bar Council to accept direct access (public access) instructions, an accredited Pupil Supervisor (qualified to train barristers), and am recommended as a leading barrister by the Legal 500 directory.
When not working, I try to find time to spend with family. I played or play most sports but particularly enjoy rugby, football, cricket (I help coach Colts at a Surrey Premier Division Cricket Club), running with the family Catalan Sheepdog, squash, tennis, and golf. I’m an avid fan of a Premier League football team and enjoy writing novels – one day I hope to be published.