Criminal and Employment Barrister
Nicholas (Nick) specialises in all aspects of criminal law, but has particular expertise in appellate work. He has appeared numerous times in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court as lead counsel - on behalf of both defendants and the Crown.
Prior to joining the independent defence bar, he was General Counsel for the Public Defence and oversaw their appellate practice. Before that, he was Crown counsel at the Crown Law Office, where he undertook appeals on behalf of the Solicitor-General. Nick has significant jury trial experience, both as a senior Crown prosecutor and defence lawyer and has defended and prosecuted all types of serious criminal cases.
Nick was appointed as Deputy Chair of the Teachers’ Disciplinary Tribunal in 2016.
Nick was appointed to the senior rank of King’s Counsel (‘took silk’) in 2022.
Nick can accept direct instructions privately on cases at every level - from traffic to murder. Nick has expertise in regulatory prosecutions, including health and safety. He is available to undertake parole hearings and to defend proceeds of crimes applications.
Nick is assisted in his practice by his junior barrister, Luke Elborough.
He is an approved legal aid provider (PAL 4).