Expertise

Nick acts on complex and high value commercial disputes for a variety of clients. He has a particular focus on the industrial sector and disputes in Sub-Saharan Africa. Nick is a key member of our Africa Business Group.

As well as acting for clients in the English High Court, Nick has acted on a number of major international arbitrations (including ICC, LCIA and AAA rules). He also often co-counsels with local counsel in other common law jurisdictions.

Nick advises on a wide range of high profile disputes including international arbitrations, warranty claims, contractual disputes, contract termination, and complex fraud claims. He also regularly acts for clients looking for funding.

Testimonial

"praised as a 'very good, solid, thoughtful and hard-working' lawyer by sources. He regularly acts on contractual, fraud and warranty disputes, especially for energy and industrial clients."
Chambers and Partners (2018)

Recent experience

Nick's recent experience includes:

  • acting for a Sub-Saharan client in a multi-million dollar international arbitration (LCIA-DIFC Rules)
  • acting for Xrail Group Limited in successfully defending a complex conspiracy claim ([2018] EWHC 73(QB))
  • acting in an international arbitration concerning a multi-billion pound offshore windfarm (LCIA Rules, London Seat)
  • acting for the seller of a composting facility in a c£11 million claim for breach of warranty and fraudulent misrepresentation
  • acting for a cosmetics distributer in an international arbitration concerning distribution rights in the UK (AAA Rules, Los Angeles Seat)
  • advising a supplier to the automotive industry on potential claims arising from a faulty component
  • acting for a UK FTSE 100 corporation on a series of high value arbitrations in Kenya and Tanzania concerning joint ventures in both countries (ICC Rules, London Seat)
  • acting for Volkswagen and Thales in successfully obtaining an injunction to prevent the publication of a paper produced by academics at the University of Birmingham and Stichting Katholieke Universiteit in the Netherlands ([2013] EWHC 1832 (Ch))
  • acting for AAH Pharmaceuticals Limited in obtaining an interim mandatory injunction against Mercury Pharmaceuticals Limited and Amdipharm UK Limited ([2014] EWHC 541 (Comm))
  • acting for an international electronic component manufacturer defending a breach of warranty claim
  • acting for a pharmaceutical company in two complex multi-million pound fraud claims against various parties including a former employee of the client company and companies registered in Panama [2011] EWHC 1625 (QB)
  • acting for an international food, ingredients and retail group in an arbitration arising out of a licence agreement (LICA Rules, London Seat)