AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
Nick became a tenant at Kings Chambers in September 2020 after completing pupillage under the supervision of Andrew Latimer and Eleanor Temple. Nick has quickly developed a busy practice across all areas practised by the Business and Property team with a particular interest in insolvency, commercial and corporate disputes.
During pupillage, under the supervision of Andrew Latimer, Nick gained experience in all aspects of commercial and chancery work, with an emphasis on commercial dispute resolution, company and property matters. In his second six and under the supervision of Eleanor Temple he gained particular experience in insolvency, banking and finance.
Prior to coming to the bar Nick qualified as a chartered accountant in the corporate tax team at one of the ‘Big 4’ firms, which provides a useful background when dealing with matters with an accounting, financial or tax aspect.”
Year of Call: 2019
Nick’s prior experience as a chartered accountant has provided him with a useful background relevant to all aspects of banking and finance.
During pupillage, Nick observed and assisted with many common banking and finance matters, such as consumer credit act claims including the ‘unfair relationship’ provisions.
Nick is currently instructed as a junior (led by Mark Harper QC) in a case brought against a major bank for mis-sold PPI claims.
Nick has a particular interest (and experience at his level of call) in company law work. During pupillage, Nick gained significant experience (with Andrew Latimer and Mark Harper QC) of shareholder disputes, including unfair prejudice petitions, derivative actions and winding up on the just and equitable ground.
Examples of more recent work include:
Nick has recently delivered a seminar (with Mark Harper QC) titled “The Limitations on the Unfair Prejudice Remedy”, which discussed the impact of the decisions in Re Hut Group Ltd  EWCA Civ 904 and Taylor Goodchild Ltd v Taylor & another  EWCA Civ 1135
Commercial disputes form the core of Nick’s practice. He is experienced in all aspects of contractual disputes, including debt recovery, sale and supply of goods and services, consumer credit finance, factoring and insurance claims. As a pupil with Andrew Latimer, Nick gained particular experience of high-value breach of warranty and post-completion SPA claims
Nick regularly represents clients in court proceedings, including small claims trials, fast-track trials and common applications such as applications to set aside default judgment. Nick also commonly represents clients at procedural hearings, such as directions hearings and CCMCs involving issues under the disclosure pilot.
Nick has advised on all aspects of civil procedure, including issues relating to service out of the jurisdiction.
Nick has a broad experience of corporate and personal insolvency, including voluntary arrangements, liquidations, administrations and bankruptcy proceedings.
Examples of recent experience include:
Nick has also delivered a seminar to the Leeds Business and Property Courts Forum with Her Honour Judge Jackson and Eleanor Temple on the ‘new’ Schedule 10 of CIGA 2020 in relation to winding up petitions.
Nick’s background as an accountant and tax advisor has given him a particular interest in, and insight into, professional negligence claims. Recently Nick utilised his experience to advise on and settle draft pleadings for proceedings against a firm of tax advisors and auditors.
During pupillage Nick drafted pleadings against a firm of solicitors involving a failure to provide tax advice.
During pupillage Nick gained a broad experience of proceedings regarding commercial and residential property, including possession proceedings for both mortgage and tenancies, trusts of land, restrictive covenants, and dilapidations
Nick has also gained particular experience of acting in and advising on proceedings regarding easements, forfeiture, boundary disputes, freehold valuation disputes and possession proceedings for residential tenancies and by mortgagees.
During pupillage Nick observed a remitted arbitration under FA Rule K. Nick has an ongoing interest in sports disputes.
Bar Professional Training Course, BPP Law School (2018-2019) 1st in year.
Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP Law School (2017-2018). Distinction, 1st in year.
MSci, MA (Cantab), Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge (2009-2013). Double First.
Chartered Accountant (CA), Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS)
North Eastern Circuit Prize for the highest mark on the BPTC (2019)
Park Square Chambers prize for highest mark in Civil Litigation (2019)
Kings Chambers prize for the highest mark in Company Law (2019)
DWF Prize for highest mark on the GDL (2018)
Plexus Law Prize for the highest mark in Tort Law (2018)
Advocacy, Excellence and Regional Centre Scholarships, BPP Law School (2018)
Queen Mother Scholarship, Middle Temple (2017, 2018)
Harmsworth Entrance Exhibition, Middle Temple (2018)
Samuel Taylor Scholarship, Sidney Sussex College (2012, 2013)
Tripos Scholar of Sidney Sussex College
The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple
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