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- MA Classics and Philosophy (University of Oxford)
- Common Professional Examination (Anglia Polytechnic University)
- Bar Vocational Course (Inns of Court School of Law)
Pupillage in defamation, chancery and general common law.
Nicholas is an experienced civil practitioner providing advisory, drafting and advocacy services in a wide range of fields. Areas of particular expertise or interest include the following:
Personal injury: including road traffic accidents, highways, accidents at work, occupier’s liability, defective premises and clinical negligence.
Employment: including unfair dismissal, protected disclosures, discrimination, TUPE, contract claims, breach of confidence and restraint of trade and related claims.
Defamation: with experience also in related areas of privacy, confidentiality, passing off, trademarks and copyright.
Housing, landlord and tenant, and property: including covenants, easements, boundary disputes, co-ownership and trusts, mortgages, conveyancing, wills, probate and succession, leasehold enfranchisement, lease assignments, business tenancies, forfeiture, surrender, service charges and leasehold management, disrepair, possession claims, homelessness and property-related solicitors’ negligence.
Contract and commercial: including sale of goods, bailment and hire, interference with goods, construction, consumer credit, asset financing, company and insolvency law.
Nicholas’s immigration practice includes all aspects of non-asylum work, with particular focus on ECHR Article 8 and family migration, EEA rights, Points-Based System, unlawful detention and judicial review. He is also instructed in related solicitors’ negligence matters.
- Lincoln’s Inn CPE Award (1994)
- Administrative and Constitutional Law Bar Association
- Human Rights Lawyers Association
- French (fluent)
- German (good)
- Italian (working knowledge)
- Portuguese (working knowledge)
- Spanish (working knowledge)
Reading, art, music, history, languages, politics, cricket and football (spectator standard only).
- Westcott v Westcott  EWHC 2501 and on appeal  EWCA Civ 818,  2 WLR 838: Complaint to police enjoys absolute privilege.
- Okoro & Anor v Taylor Woodrow & Ors  EWCA Civ 1590,  Eq LR 147, ICR 580: Banning worker from future engagement was one-off act, from which time for bringing a discrimination claim ran.
- AN and NN (s.83 – asylum grounds only) Albania  UKAIT 00097: AIT Reported
- Nkrumah (OFM – annulment of residence permit) Ghana  UKUT 163 (IAC)