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Described by clients as “extremely attentive and ‘on the ball’… and just easy to work with” Nick is a senior associate with an administrative and public law practice focused on judicial review litigation and supporting clients through public inquiries.
Clients say they have “learnt to trust [Nick] in the most delicate of matters, and place great weight on [his] advice”. They have praised his “care, and expertise beyond expectations”, including in times of emergency.
A specialist public lawyer since 2011, Nick’s experience includes representing public bodies, private companies, individuals, representative bodies and charities – often in high stakes, politically and commercially sensitive cases. He is regularly instructed on potential or actual judicial review claims and has experience in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. He has worked with claimants, defendants, interested parties and an intervener. Beyond the courts, he has helped public sector clients to make key decisions and manage their litigation risks. Nick has recently supported core participants and worked with witnesses in two major public inquiries.
Nick advises on the interpretation of legislation and regulations, information law and the public law aspects of criminal and regulatory investigations and proceedings. He has worked with suspects and witnesses (including senior figures) in notable financial crime and regulatory investigations and has acted for the regulator in substantial professional disciplinary proceedings.
Before joining Kingsley Napley in May 2017 Nick trained and became a senior associate at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP. Nick is a Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts Civil Proceedings) and has a Postgraduate Diploma in Laws (Public Law) from the University of London. He studied modern history at Oxford and has a DPhil.
He has provided intellectual firepower in going through our witness statements with a fine-tooth comb to ensure clarity."
Chambers UK, 2021
Whilst Nick’s professional knowledge is significant, it was his personable style alongside his attentiveness, diligence and sheer professionalism that meant I always had so much confidence in his legal representation.”
A senior individual
I appreciate enormously the care and concern that you and your colleagues showed towards me during this time, as well as your professional advice…”
A senior individual
“…the [client] continues to be enormously appreciative of the attention to detail and care with which you and Adam have been advising and representing the community.” “Client care has been exceptional.”
A representative organisation
“We are so grateful to you for all of your extremely hard work and tireless support over a very intense period. I have no doubt all of that preparation and professionalism stood us in very good stead…”
A public body
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