Year of call 1993
Nick is described by Chambers and Partners as “Utterly brilliant… and incredibly knowledgeable” “a compelling advocate” who is “fantastic with clients”. He has extensive experience in all aspects of property litigation, and relishes the challenge of difficult cases, last-minute instructions and novel points.
In addition to party walls, boundaries and easement cases, for which Nick is particularly sought after, Nick has recently acted and advised in cases involving: fraud and breach of trust, commercial lease renewal, restrictive covenants, terminal dilapidations, service charges, relief from forfeiture, houses in multiple occupation, property damage and professional negligence, nuisance (including construction and noise nuisance) and trespass.
Nick’s practice also includes commercial work in which regard recent instructions include a partnership claim on dissolution of the partnership, an unfair prejudice petition and breach of contract by a bank in relation to its customer.
As well as lecturing regularly on various aspects of property law, including party walls and boundary disputes, Nick has written several books, including “The Law and Practice of Party Walls” (now in its 2nd edition) “Where is my boundary?” and “The New Party Wall Casebook“. He is currently working on a rights of light casebook which he hopes to publish shortly after Easter 2022.
Nick has extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution, and is happy to accept instructions to act as a mediator or arbitrator. He also accepts direct access instructions.
Although experienced in most aspects of property law, Nick is particularly sought after for his expertise and experience on easements (including rights of way and rights of light), party wall matters, and boundary disputes. He is widely recognised as a leading expert in the law of party walls, and is the author of “The Law and Practice of Party Walls”.
In the last twelve months. In addition to the areas he is most known for, Nick has dealt with cases involving property damage, service charges, terminal dilapidations, restrictive covenants, construction nuisance and lease renewals, amongst many other things.”
In addition to over 25 years experience in courts at all levels, Nick has extensive experience in mediation and arbitration, regularly advising and acting successfully in both forms of ADR.