Nick has extensive experience of quasi-criminal, regulatory and professional misconduct matters. For example, he has represented for many years the interests of senior and rank and file police officers, when they have faced criminal jury trials, police disciplinary proceedings or at jury inquests where their conduct is called into question. He regularly acts for company officers in inquests and prosecutions concerning health and safety issues.
In more recent years, Nick is retained to guide companies and individuals on preventative measures and issues of civil fraud, civil recovery, economic sanctions and wider commercial and regulatory issues (eg FCA, SEC). For example, he has helped to draft policy documents and advise on procedures to achieve corporate compliance and advises those considering making claims for fraudulent misrepresentation in a corporate context.
Here are a few example cases: -
- R v PFE and Others - Nick acted for the company and its chief executive in a 6 week trial alleging gross negligent manslaughter and health and safety offences arising from a fatal crushing accident in an industrial baling machine.
- Inquest re AM - Nick acted on behalf of the family in a jury inquest concerning the death of their son, a toddler at a local nursery, who was involved in a choking incident. The case required skilled cross examination of pathologists and involved issues of standards of nursery care, ambulance practices and training.
- Re L Ltd - Nick acts for a company providing vehicle contracts in the Middle East, advising them on an ongoing basis as to corporate compliance issues.