About

Nick specialises in complex financial and business crime disputes, together with cross-over regulatory and civil work.

Professional Profile

Nick developed his skills and specialisms over 25 years of conducting general criminal trials, from organised drugs conspiracies to gangland murder, alongside carousel, pharmaceutical, tax, boiler room, diversion, financial markets and property fraud trials. Through this, he developed expertise in private prosecutions, extradition, asylum, inquests, professional discipline, cybercrime, the protection of and rewards for whistle-blowers, environmental crime and the criminal and regulatory aspects of cryptocurrencies. Nick has developed a particular expertise in bribery and corruption cases, including large scale multi-jurisdictional investigations. In addition to acting in many of the major trials and disputes in this area in the UK, Nick has experience of corporate investigations brought by the Department of Justice and SEC in the United States and similar litigation in Europe and the Middle East. Nick first became involved in multi-jurisdictional work in 2008, when he was instructed to act for a former Finance Director in relation to a large corporate bribery case, investigated civilly and criminally in three separate jurisdictions. He represented a former Managing Director in the first ever jury trial for the corporate failure to prevent offence under s.7 of the Bribery Act. Examples of cases he has been involved in are listed under Services.

Nick became a Queen’s Counsel in 2016. He is a member of the Bar Council International Committee, within which he leads the North America Working Group. He is part of the Business Crime & Regulation Team at Outer Temple Chambers. He is Direct Access accredited and, in appropriate circumstances, is happy to accept instructions on this basis.

Qualifications & Memberships

Education
B.A. (Ebor) English (1st Class)
Dip. Law, B.V.C. (London)
Pupil Supervisor

Memberships
Exchange Chambers

Outer Temple Chambers, Business Crime & Regulation Team

Bar Council International Committee

Criminal Bar Association
International Bar Association
Head of Bar Council North American Working Group

Personal

Nick was born in London but, from the age of 18, settled in York. He spent a year teaching in Japan, where he picked up conversational Japanese and became passionate about the culture. He loves most kinds of music, particularly played live. He also enjoys walking, skiing and contemporary photography.