Nick is an experienced criminal advocate.
Prior to joining the Bar, Nick was a solicitor (admitted 1998). As a former solicitor he understands the importance of working as part of a team and the need for meticulous preparation.
He has held Higher Rights of Audience (both criminal and civil) since 2003. He has been exclusively acting as an advocate in the Crown Court since 2008.
Nick has defended a number of complex benefit and employee frauds. He is used to handling cases involving a high volume of documents. As a MBA graduate, Nick is commercially aware. He has dealt with a wide range of confiscation cases including certificates of inadequacy.
Nick has a particular expertise in cases involving serious violence. He is regularly instructed in cases of section 18 GBH, aggravated burglary, firearms, robbery, violent disorder and affray. He is also experienced in multiple defendant trials.
Due to his extensive practice near the ports on the South Coast, Nick has had a substantial experience first as a solicitor and second as an advocate in cases involving the importation and sale of illegal drugs. In early 2016 he defended a number of defendants involved in Operation Panther and Cargo (at Canterbury Crown Court).
Cases of Note
R v D
(Canterbury Crown Court) Drug supply.
R v W
(Canterbury Crown Court) S18 GBH
R v S
(Canterbury Crown Court) Knife point robbery.
R v D
(Court of Appeal) Reduction in sentence for offences of section 18 GBH and burglary.
R v E
(Central Criminal Court). Multi-handed drugs supply.
R v K
(Canterbury Crown Court) Bank employee fraud.
R v R
(Canterbury Crown Court) Defended at trial. Possession with intent to supply. Telephone evidence and res gestae.
R v J
(Canterbury Crown Court) Defendant sentenced for offences involving firearms and drugs supply offences.