Independent Queen's Counsel
As a QC or silk, Nick has been recognised independently as demonstrating excellence in advocacy, both oral trial advocacy and written work, as well as excellence in his knowledge and use of the law and working alongside others, whether as Case Leader or as part of a broader team. He is ranked at Silk Band 1 for Financial Crime by Chambers & Partners 2020, described as “A truly impressive silk with very strong attention to detail…assiduous in his preparation…especially good in international fraud cases.” He is ranked as a Leading Silk in the Legal 500 2020, praised in particular for his compelling advocacy, strategic skill and affinity with clients - “Exceptional on his feet and displays excellent client care skills.” In addition to providing those specialist advocacy skills at trial, Nick is increasingly instructed at a pre-litigation stage to provide strategic advice and negotiation skills. He has experience of giving advice on corporate compliance in areas such as bribery, tax evasion and money laundering, and for advice and representation regarding deferred prosecution agreements and negotiated settlements, economic sanctions, jurisdictional issues, privilege, search, production and freezing orders, SARs, civil fraud and civil recovery, to companies and individuals alike. Such advice, strategy and advocacy from an early stage can make a considerable difference.