Nick is originally from the West Country. Prior to his training to become a Barrister he studied at Cambridge and Harvard. He also worked as a political lobbyist in Westminster.
Nick completed the Graduate Diploma in Law at Oxford Brookes University in 2004 and obtained a Distinction and in 2005 he completed the Bar Vocational Course at the Inns of Court School of Law in London where he was graded Outstanding. During the course of his law studies, Nick was also awarded Lord Bowen and Lord Denning scholarships by Lincoln’s Inn.
In 2006 he completed a broad-based pupillage at St Philips and as a new tenant practised across a range of fields. He now practices in the area of Care Proceedings and also has a particular interest in cases involving Forced Marriage and FGM.
Nick has joined with other members of Chambers in providing seminars and lectures to Solicitors and Social Workers throughout the region. He has also published a number of articles in the area of Children Law (those on the retention of children after contact being short-listed for the inaugural Family Law Awards).
Nick is very committed to what he does. He aims to provide a highly professional service and in a manner, he hopes, that is both approachable and sympathetic.
Public Law Care and Adoption
Nick is regularly instructed by Local Authorities across the West Midlands. He also frequently represents parents, children and intervenors. In particular, Nick has experience of cases involving:
- Inflicted injuries;
- Sexual abuse (including inter-sibling);
- Murder of one parent by another;
Nick also has experience of representing the Police (and other parties) on applications relating to Public Interest Immunity and of cases involving Forced Marrige and FGM.
Striking Out the Strike Out: Private Law Fact-Finding Hearings and Weak Allegations Fam Law 687
Safeguarding Children Living with Trauma and Family Violence, Evidence-Based Assessment, Analysis and Planning Interventions Fam Law 213 (Book Review)
Different Approach to Children’s Allegations Fam Law 430
The Retention of Children after Contact Part 1: Core Principles Fam Law 497
The Retention of Children after Contact Part 2: Ex Parte and On Notice Hearings Fam Law 623
The Retention of Children after Contact Part 3: The Role of Cafcass and Other Considerations Fam Law 708
FGM and the Redundancy of the Term “Male Circumcision” Fam Law 88