Nick is highly thought of for his work in the ancillary relief sphere, representing clients in high-value cases with complex pension, trust, farm and company elements. ‘He is a well-respected, reliable and experienced advocate. He has an affable manner and builds a great rapport with clients. He provides practical solutions to complex and difficult problems with a sensible approach that clients appreciate.’ ‘He’s pragmatic, robust and thorough, and is liked by both clients and judges.’ “
Nick specialises exclusively in divorce and financial remedy cases. He has an in-depth knowledge and expertise of the issues and the law, including consideration of pensions and actuarial issues along with tax and commercial considerations.
Prior to joining the Bar in 1994, Nick was a Solicitor and a partner in a Bristol firm. He was a founder member of the SFLA (now Resolution) and secretary of the Bristol SFLA for ten years.
Nick has been consistently recommended by Chambers UK and The Legal 500 as a first-tier ranked practitioner, and one of the only five barristers ranked in Band 1 by Chambers UK in the South West for family work, in which he has maintained this position since 1995.
He lectures regularly on topical issues, both in house and at conferences.
His peers describe him as having a no-nonsense approach and is always very thorough in his preparation of a case.
Qualifications & awards:
- LLB Hons University of Bristol (1982) Law Society Finals
- University of the West of England (Then Bristol Polytechnic) (1983)