Nick practises in the fields of high value personal injury litigation, clinical negligence, inquests and regulatory law.
- Junior counsel to the Welsh Government (specialist field of personal injuries law) (2000 to 2021)
- Junior counsel to the Attorney General's Panel of Prosecution Advocates (Health and Safety and Environmental) Panel A. Appointed in 2002. Reappointed in 2006. Reappointed in 2012
- Junior counsel to the Crown (provincial panel) (2000 to 2018)
- Mediator (civil and commercial)
- Member of the Spinal Injuries Association list of approved counsel
- Judicial officer to the Welsh Rugby Union
“A ‘bright and hard-working’ barrister who is praised by clients for ‘providing sound advice throughout proceedings’ - catastrophic injury claims are his forte”; “Very strong on these matters”; “an exceptional practitioner”; “excellent client-friendly demeanour”; “stands out like a beacon for being extremely thorough and completely unfazed in negotiations”; "excellent with clients and their families and has a good legal brain"; "a particular favourite with instructing solicitors who state they feel confident in his advice”; “an eloquent advocate who really knows his stuff”; “He’s exceptional – my go to counsel in brain and spinal injury cases due to his attention to detail, his understanding of the client group, his team work and management of clients”; "He has a very calm authority and is excellent in his interactions with clients"; "He just inspires confidence. He is very quietly and calmly authoritative. He is very good at interacting with clients"; He is knowledgeable and has an eye for detail. He will go the extra mile and puts in the hours to make sure he is thoroughly prepared.” He is thoughtful in the advice he gives, very good with clients, approachable, hardworking and accessible. He is very cerebral, and the go-to for difficulty questions of liability. He shows great attention to detail and his knowledge of brain injury is second to none.”; "He is highly conscientious, has an extremely good legal knowledge and is excellent with clients and their families”; “A very experienced and able practitioner who takes on the most high value cases. A very safe pair of hands", "He is, without doubt, one of wales' leading barristers for catastrophic injury work', 'Very hard-working and has a good eye for detail", "He is great to work with, approachable and leaves no stone unturned. He is extremely experienced in dealing with catastrophic brain and spinal cord injury claims, puts Claimants at ease and has a great tactical mind."
Chambers UK Bar Guide, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
“A heavyweight”; “expert in catastrophic head injury”; “highly recommended”; "a team player"; "extremely thorough and approachable"; "an excellent reputation for catastrophic injury cases including brain and spinal matters”; “Represents both claimants and defendants, including the Welsh government, in high-value litigation”; “Always brings a sense of calm”; “Highly experienced in brain injury cases”; “Very assiduous and excellent with clients and their families in serious head injury cases”; “a brain and spinal injury specialist”. Legal 500, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
- Radyr Comprehensive School, Radyr, Cardiff
- University College of Wales, Aberystwyth
- St John’s College, University of Cambridge
- Inns of Court School of Law, London
- Personal Injury Bar Association
- Advocacy Trainer (Grade A) for pupils and new practitioners on the Wales and Chester Circuit and students of Gray's Inn. Former course director of advocacy training for pupils on the Wales and Chester Circuit (2005 to 2017). Member of the Advocacy Training Council and The Inns of Court College of Advocacy (training and accreditation committee) (2007 to 2019).
- Presents talks and seminars to the Law Society of Wales, firms of solicitors, health care professionals and students of Gray’s Inn.
- Member and chair of chambers’ management board