Nicholas is an experienced barrister who has been instructed in numerous high-profile, challenging and complex cases, as both junior and leading counsel.
Nicholas is fully accredited for direct access work and has represented clients through direct access in both criminal and employment cases, as well as in regulatory tribunals.
Nicholas is regularly instructed to advise on all aspects of employment law, including negotiating and approving termination agreements.
Nicholas has particular expertise in handling heavyweight criminal cases where there are substantial issues in relation to disclosure and public interest immunity. He specialises in cases that require analysing complex evidence, particularly telephone evidence, cell site evidence, banking and financial records.
Nicholas has represented many clients charged with serious sexual and violent offences, which require expert cross-examination of vulnerable and emotional witnesses. Nicholas has a reputation for presenting his client’s cases with clarity and force. He has a reputation for tenacity, and is known for his legal and tactical acumen.
Nicholas has successfully defended numerous clients charged with the most serious sexual offences, including securing acquittals for defendants accused of committing rape and serious sexual assaults in the course of their employment.
Nicholas is regularly instructed to represent defendants in high value confiscation proceedings and in civil forfeiture.
Nicholas is a member of the CPS Specialist Rape Panel and is a Grade 3 Prosecutor. His recent prosecution cases have included cases of historic sex abuse, rape, fraud, serious violence and car-ringing.
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