Nick has a mixed public law and civil actions practice. He acts for individuals, businesses, charities, interest groups, unions and educational institutions.
Nick is an Equality and Human Rights Commission A panellist. In 2019 he was human rights and public law junior of the year in the Chambers and Partners Bar Awards.
Nick is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. In order to provide legal services to his clients, including advice and representation services, Nick needs to collect and hold personal data. This includes his client’s personal data and the personal data of others who feature in the matter upon which he is instructed. To read Nick’s privacy notice in full, please see here.
Nick is regulated by the Bar Standards Board and accepts instructions under Standard Contractual Terms. To find out more information on this and the way we work at Matrix, including our fee transparency statement, please see our see our service standards. Nick is qualified to carry out direct access work and will do so in an appropriate case.
Nick is recommended in a number of areas by both Chambers and Partners and Legal 500. Current comments and rankings include:
“He’s good on his feet in court – very direct, works very fast and keeps me involved.” “At the forefront of work on immigration detention, which can be very emotionally draining work, and he is legally intense, but he does it so well.” (Chambers and Partners 2021, Administrative and Public Law, Band 1)
“Nicholas is exceptionally good; he has a combination of real technical expertise and real commitment to his clients.” “One of the best witness handlers.” (Chambers and Partners 20121, Civil Liberties & Human Rights, Band 1)
“He is very astute at spotting the legal arguments that will or won’t run in front of a judge.” “He is always prompt, accessible and cuts to the heart of a case like a knife through butter.” (Chambers and Partners 2021, Education, Band 1)
“He is super smart and an excellent strategic litigator.” “He does phenomenal work across more than one area. In immigration, everything he touches turns to gold. He wins almost impossible cases.” (Chambers and Partners 2021, Immigration, Band 1)
“Incredibly committed to the clients and nice to work with, he will always put loads of effort in.” “He’s absolutely passionate about his cases, something which comes through in his advocacy.” (Chambers and Partners 2019, Administrative and Public Law, Band 1)
“He is exceptionally bright and very user-friendly.” “He is a highly committed and creative barrister.” (Chambers and Partners 2019, Civil Liberties & Human Rights, Band 2)
“Very tenacious and understands the interactions between education and social care very well.” (Chambers and Partners 2019, Community Care, Band 1)
“Nicholas is shrewd and canny.” “He’s very good and clients really like him.” (Chambers and Partners 2019, Education, Band 1)
“He’s very bright, very dedicated, and he’s prepared to have a good argument.” “He’s creative with cases and a polymath as he works in other disciplines, so he brings that to bear in a case. He’s fantastic.” (Chambers and Partners, Immigration, Band 2)