Nick frequently deals with high-value, complex commercial disputes, including High Court, Chancery, Mercantile, Commercial Court and Technology and Construction Court cases.
He has represented in such cases well-known names such as Bowmer + Kirkland Group, Land Registry, Food Standards Agency, Henry Boot PLC, LexisNexis and Derby County Football Club, and acted in the reported High Court cases, R (Agro Foods (Ashford) Ltd) v Food Standards Agency  EWHC 2718 (Admin) and Create Financial Management LLP v Lee & Anor  EWHC 1933 (QB),  EWHC 2046 (QB). Nick has also enjoyed success in the Court of Appeal, representing the successful claimants in Butcher & Anor v Pike & Ors  EWHC 3362 (QB),  EWCA Civ 1407.
He also has significant experience in commercial property litigation, handling several disputes involving development agreements and conditional contracts or leases. Also supervising the firm’s licensed trade property litigation team, Nick is one of only a handful of lawyers in the UK to specialise in the Pubs Code, having handled numerous statutory arbitrations for national pub company giant, Marston’s Plc.
Nick has also developed a niche specialism in matters involving public and private law interaction under EU law, through his repeat work for the Food Standards Agency. Nick has handled a number of matters of this nature and has also worked with the FSA’s in-house legal team and specialist counsel to advise on the wording of a UK government policy and legislation in this field. A particular highlight of working with them was an instruction to represent the FSA for an intervention in a case before the Court of Justice of the European Union (Exportslachterij J. Gosschalk en Zn. BV and Others v Minister van Landbouw, Natuur en Voedselkwaliteit C‑477/18 and C‑478/18).
He has been recognised as a ‘Leader in their Field’ by Chambers & Partners since 2017 and has been recommended by The Legal 500 for several years for his work with commercial litigation, property litigation and professional negligence. Nick was also invited to join the firm’s management board during 2018 and is one of three partners to sit on the board alongside the Chief Executive.
Nick completed his Bachelor of Laws at Newcastle University and completed his Legal Practice Course at Nottingham Law School.