Nic practises in most areas of civil and commercial litigation and in employment law. He has extensive trial experience and is known for his client skills and advocacy. He is an accredited mediator (CEDR).
Nic has acted for and provided strategic advice to clients on a wide range of issues and disputes, appearing as counsel as required. He has represented clients in many courts and tribunals and often in long and complex cases.
Nic has advised and represented a range of clients, including in his experience work for individuals, government departments, national and international companies, insurers, investment companies, banks, local authorities, manufacturers, retailers, trustees, and sporting clubs.
In appropriate cases, Nic will take instructions directly from clients, without an instructing solicitor. He can advise clients whether it is appropriate for them.
Between 2001 and 2010, Nic practised from Tanfield Chambers, a leading commercial and chancery barristers' chambers in London. He remains an associate member of Tanfield Chambers.
Nic has wide experience in commercial litigation work, including:
Nic is experienced in employment work, including:
Nic is a CEDR accredited mediator and has conducted commercial mediations in the UK and New Zealand. He is on the AMINZ Mediation Panel and the NZDRC Panel of Mediators.
Nic has been a member of the NZ Law Society Commercial and Business Law Committee since 2010, involved in reform proposals in areas of commercial and consumer law.
Nic has been a member of the NZCLE Litigation Skills Faculty since 2013.
Throughout his career, Nic has undertaken pro bono work for those who cannot afford to pay for legal advice or representation. Nic is committed to the principle of providing free representation in deserving cases.
BSc Hons (Bristol)
CPE/Dip Law (City, London)
BVC (College of Law, London)
Mediator (CEDR, London)
Barrister Sole: England & Wales 2001
Barrister Sole: New Zealand 2014