Nick is a highly regarded criminal practitioner. He has a reputation for integrity, hard work and polished advocacy.
He is one of only six Band 2 Western Circuit criminal juniors recommended in Chambers & Partners, who say ‘He is able to boil down really large and complex evidence into an attractive format to present to the jury’.
He prosecutes and defends in the most serious cases, including multi-defendant conspiracies, serious sexual offences and homicide.
Nick has particular experience in cases involving indecent images, and has presented seminars and webinars on the subject.
In 2017 Nick prosecuted against leading counsel in R v B, a nationally reported prosecution of a Hampshire businessman charged with gross negligence manslaughter following a boating accident.
In 2018 he led for the prosecution in Operation Firebug, a multi-kilo drugs conspiracy involving eight defendants.
In 2021 he was briefed to prosecute Operation Keyhole, an eight-handed conspiracy involving the supply of at least 70 kilos of high-grade cocaine and 38 kilos of cannabis with a total street value of over £7 million. It is the largest and most complex drug supply case in the history of Dorset Police.
Nick is known for his meticulous approach to case preparation and for a formidable work ethic. He prides himself on excellent client service and responds to all requests for advice and paperwork promptly.
He is approachable and available 24/7 to his professional clients. He has a good understanding of technology and has deployed this to effect in cases involving computers, mobile phones and cell-site evidence.
R v C (2019)
Defending in allegation of causing death by careless driving whilst unfit through drugs.