Nicholas excels in managing complex, high-value litigation through his use of clear and effective communication, which forms the basis of collaborative partnerships. His commitment to understanding his clients' diverse needs, addressing their concerns and aligning with their objectives is unwavering. This approach drives the creation of tailored strategies that achieve optimal results.

Work highlights

Advising a Seychelles company seeking to recover control over Bitcoin and other digital assets worth in the region of £3 billion in proceedings against sixteen cryptocurrency developers. My team successfully resisted applications by the overseas-based developers to challenge the jurisdiction of the English Courts to hear the claim (Tulip Trading Ltd v Van Der Laan & Ors [2023] EWCA Civ 83).
Advising the US subsidiary of an international IT company in a multi-million dollar claim for breach of contract arising out of a project to design, build and install a system to upgrade the electricity infrastructure of one of the largest cities in South Asia.
Advising a Latin American mining and metallurgy conglomerate in a dispute in relation to an English Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) which had been fraudulently restored to the Register of Companies and used as a vehicle to mount litigation overseas regarding the ownership of shares worth US$1.5 billion.

What clients say

Recommended Lawyer, Legal 500 2019, 2021 and 2022 (Commercial Litigation: mid-market). "...mature beyond his years - an asset to any team." " up and coming star who combines an uncommon appetite for the law with a very approachable style."

Qualifications and memberships

  • Solicitor in England and Wales
  • BSc, University of Bristol.
  • Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), University of Law (London Bloomsbury).
  • Legal Practice Course (LPC), BPP University (London Holborn).

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