Called to the Bar: 1983 - Inner Temple
Nicholas has an exclusively civil practice with extensive experience in all courts and tribunals from the County Court to the House of Lords.
In addition Nicholas is frequently instructed to act in mediations and arbitrations covering a wide range of differing disputes.
Aside from his courtroom appearances Nicholas has a heavy paperwork and advisory practice and is always willing to travel for conference purposes.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
MEMBEr of the following chambers' practice groups
- Kuddus v. Chief Constable of Leicestershire Constabulary  UKHL 29,  2AC 122,  2 WLR 1789,  3 All ER 193, (2001) 3 LGLR 45, (2001) (98) 28 LSG 43, (2001) 151 NLJ 936, (2001) 145 SJLB 166, HL:-
Acted for the Claimant throughout the litigation – misfeasance in public office – exemplary damages – whether available for this tort – vicarious liability of chief officer of police – AB v. South West Water Services Ltd. overruled.
- Shogun Finance Ltd. v. Hudson  UKHL 62,  3 WLR 1371,  1 All ER 215 (Comm) 332,  RTR 12, The Times, November 20 2003, HL.
Acted for the Defendant throughout the litigation – Hire Purchase – passing of title in connection with leased goods (motor vehicle) – rogue acquired vehicle after entering into hire purchase agreement with claimant masquerading as another (real) person – defendant acquiring vehicle from rogue in good faith – whether rogue able to pass title to defendant – mistake – inter praesentes contracts.
Public access or, as it is also known, Direct access accredited.
- Rugby – All rugby in general but in particular following the widely differing fortunes of Leicester Tigers and Oakham RFC and still occasionally turning out in the front row for the latter