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NICK COMPTON

Year of Call: 2015

Main Areas of Practice

Commercial Law
Company Law
Insolvency
Land Law

Biography

I am available to accept instructions in all practice areas.

During pupillage I have gained experience of a broad range of commercial and chancery work, with a particular emphasis on insolvency proceedings and insolvency-related matters.

In addition to commercial, chancery and insolvency law, my interests extend to the following areas of practice; administrative law/judicial review; company law; land law; planning and environmental law; probate and administration of estates; charity law; social security law; and immigration.

Qualifications

MA (Cantab), Modern and Medieval Languages (French and German)

Graduate Diploma in Law with Distinction, City University London

Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Legal Studies with Commendation, Institute of Professional Legal Studies

Scholarships and Awards:

2015; Inn of Court Prize

2015; Megaw Gift Fund Prize, for highest standard in Advocacy modules at the Institute

2012; City University Scholarship

2012; McMahon Law Studentship (St John’s College, Cambridge)

2012; Lord Brougham Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn)

2012; Serle Court Prize for Equity and Trusts, finalist

Experience

Prior to practice at the Bar I gained extensive experience with a welfare advice charity in London. This involved advising clients on a range of issues, mostly related to housing, debt and benefits entitlement, and representing clients at appeals before the Social Security and Child Support Tribunal.

I was selected to represent the Institute of Professional Legal Studies at the following competitions:

2015; Eoin Higgins Moot

2015; INADR Law School Mediation Tournament

2015; International Negotiation Competition (awarded special prize for ethics in negotiation)

2014; Irish Times Debate, where I reached the Quarter Finals