Nicholas qualified as a Barrister at the Inns of Court School of Law, London in 2001. From there he worked for a prominent London Firm supervising a team of lawyers dealing with serious crime and complex fraud cases. Whilst in London he also qualified as a solicitor and a Higher Rights Advocate. He moved to Bath in 2011 and has become a familiar face on the Western Circuit.
Nicholas’ practice is diverse but mainly focuses on serious sexual or violent offenders. He is a Crown Court trial advocate who has appeared in the Court of Appeal on a number of occasions and has experience in conducting Judicial Review Proceedings in the High Court.
He also specialises in issues surrounding police misconduct, the revocation of unlawfully administered police cautions, firearms offences, firearms licensing procedure and firearms licensing appeals.
Nicholas is a member of the Law Society, is Police Station Accredited, Criminal Litigation Accredited and Criminal Advocacy Accredited.
Prior to entering law he studied geology at Kingston University and worked as an engineering geologist and consultant dealing with contaminated land, landslip, collapsed mine workings and geotechnical design.
Despite what others say Nicholas is an outstanding cook currently specialising in Japanese style food. He is an avid reader of good quality (and science) fiction. He has been known to suffer periods of physical exercise by swimming and climbing mountains (Scafell Pike, Ben Nevis and Snowdonia in 2015). He is also a keen motorcyclist having covered around 2500 miles in 2015 riding through France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium and Holland with a tent strapped to his 750cc.