Barrister Profile


Year of Call: 2014

Main Areas of Practice

Administrative Law or Judicial Review
Defamation Law or Privacy Law
Human Rights


Nick is at the forefront of the complex and cutting edge area of “legacy litigation”. Nick is particularly skilled at dealing with issues relating to Article 2 ECHR, informants, Closed Material Procedures and other national security issues. He is one of the leading juniors in this area.

Beyond legacy litigation, Nick has extensive experience of actions against the police such as false imprisonment (including terrorism related arrests), misfeasance in public office and malicious prosecution.

Prior to coming to the Bar of Northern Ireland Nick was employed in the role of Junior Counsel to the Robert Hamill Inquiry, Azelle Rodney Inquiry and Mark Duggan Inquest. His particular expertise is in the role that national security issues have to play in inquests and public inquiries. Nick has also advised ex-Secretaries of State in relation to the Iraq War Inquiry.

Nick is developing a practice relating to Article 8, breach of privacy, defamation, libel and the Data Protection Act 1998. Further, Nick has a burgeoning immigration practice. His specific interest is the application of Article 2 and Article 3 in immigration.

Nick currently holds Developed Vetting security clearance