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Nicholas is a barrister and has specialised in financial remedy work for nearly 20 years. He is well known for his eye for detail, his knowledge of matrimonial finance law, and for his ‘client care’ skills.
Nicholas is listed as a leading junior barrister in both Chambers & Partners (where he is listed in the ‘Band 1’ tier) and Legal 500 directories.
Chambers & Partners 2017 describes Nicholas as a “high-value financial specialist who regularly handles cases using the collaborative process having trained as collaborative counsel. He is commended for his attention to detail and his sympathetic manner with clients. Strengths: ‘He reads absolutely everything he’s sent and knows the papers inside out. He instils a huge amount of confidence in clients, he is an extremely charming advocate and he can disarm difficult cases.'”
The Legal 500 2016 states that Nicholas “encapsulates the perfect combination of a brilliant legal mind and empathy towards clients.”
Nicholas was appointed in December 2015 to sit as a Recorder (Family) in London and on the South Eastern Circuit. As a judge, he hears both financial remedy and children cases (public and private law).
Nicholas qualified as an arbitrator in 2016. He is willing to undertake arbitrations both on paper, remotely (for example via video conference or Skype), and also by way of conventional hearings whether at his chambers or elsewhere.
Nicholas has been a trained collaborative lawyer since 2009.
Nicholas is also often instructed to conduct Private FDR Appointments and also to prepare early neutral evaluations.
Nicholas has written for Family Law and co-authored the Family Law Bar Association’s ‘Good Practice’ guidance for FDR Appointments much of which was later included in similar guidance published by both Resolution and by the Family Justice Council in 2012.