Resources

Here you will find links to online videos and other online material concerning Nick

DPAs Intro 2 (2014)

This is the second of two video interviews Nick conducted with JMW solicitors in 2014. Here, he discusses the potential costs associated with Deferred Prosecution Agreements and some of the policy issues behind them.

DPAs Intro 1 (2014)

In 2014, Nick was asked by JMW solicitors to discuss the background to and terms of Deferred Prosecution Agreements which had then only recently been introduced into UK practice. This first video defines what such agreements are and predicts how they might be utilised in corporate criminal investigations moving forward.

University of York Bar Society Mock Trial Competition 2017

Last month, assisted by other members of Exchange Chambers and Colin Byrne, partner at Howard & Byrne Solicitors, I devised a criminal mock trial competition for undergraduate law students at the University of York, who aspire to a career at the Bar. It was the first competition of its kind at the University, consisting of a full jury trial with speeches, two witnesses called by each side and legal arguments on the admissibility of evidence - 15 pieces of advocacy in total! We held a three hour training session before the trial itself. I played the role of the Judge, with Fiona Clancy and Colin as jurors!

All the entrants showed great commitment in a high quality competition, which was eventually won by York student Charlotte Noddings, pictured here after her victory. Charlotte won a mini-pupillage in Chambers, which she can choose to undertake in Leeds, Manchester or Liverpool. It is hoped that this can become an annual event to encourage excellence in advocacy. And the verdict at the mock trial? A hung jury! 

I am always happy to assist students seeking work experience or advice, from mini-pupillage to holding your own advocacy exercise. Please feel free to get in touch.