Nick is a highly experienced and approachable advocate who has specialised in criminal work for the last 27 years. He has a broad range defence practice and has been led in some 15 murders and has led juniors himself in cases of manslaughter, conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and robbery. He is well versed in police station procedure and is a qualified duty lawyer, so understands the difficulties and problems that are faced by solicitor colleagues on a daily basis. Nick has acted as counsel in hundreds of jury trials including serious sex offences, importation of drugs, serious violence, conspiracies to defraud and all offences across the criminal calendar. As a result, he hast vast experience of cases involving disclosure issues, s8 applications, applications to dismiss and abuse of process applications.
Nick is educated to Masters level, a highly motivated and hardworking individual with excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
He is a current Grade 2 prosecutor. His current caseload consists of rape, death by dangerous driving and manslaughter.
R v RW – Client who had pleaded guilty to rape of sister – 2 years custody – York Crown Court – 2023
R v DI – Client charged with rape on former partner. Acquitted – Durham Crown Court – 2021
R v GC. – Client charged with multiple rapes on nephew. Acquitted – Durham Crown Court – 2021
R v RB – client re-charged with murder after acquittal on same charges in 1987 – Old Bailey – 2019
R v DH – client charged with multiple rapes on 4 and 5 year old nieces – Doncaster Crown Court – 2019