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"Nic is excellent and very experienced counsel in police related matters across a wide variety of forums - all criminal courts, police discipline tribunals and PATs and the Administrative Court. He is well prepared, engages fully with solicitors, effective in both conference and in the trial arena and possesses very good judgement when it comes to case management decisions. He is also good with clients and Federation representatives." Mark Lake of Taylor Law.


Areas of Expertise


Nic isa highly persuasive Silk who earns the respect of his clients with his tactical awareness and outstanding advocacy skills. He has admirable ability to condense a case down to the essentials. His court skills match those required for heavyweight cases involving complex law and facts. He is unflappable in the face of any obstacle. Most importantly he talks to a jury, not at them, and they listen.

Nic has expertise in homicide, sexual offences, fraud, police law and inquests.

He has provided training to Police Federation, the FSA, and Trading Standards.

Lectured at Oxford University School of Human Rights on Modern Slavery

Areas of Expertise

General Crime

Regularly prosecutes and defends homicide, sexual offences, other complex offences such as baby shaking.


R v HJ and others – Cut-throat murder and robberies. Victim stamped to death Winchester Crown Court.

 R v KR and others - Newport Crown Court 5 handed cut throat killing by youth w zombie knives. National media coverage.

R v MC - Leicester Crown Court no witness killing by wheelie bin.

R v H and Others - Murder, blackmail and kidnap. 5 handed cut-throat defence.

R v G - Cold case murder of pregnant wife with no body. National media coverage.

R V Tabraz - Cold case murder. Honour killing.

OPERATION HABITAT - Gang shooting.

OPERATION MONOCHORD - Killing with no witness. Blood spatter reconstruction. Expert animation based on forensic evidence.

OPERATION DELWARE - Beheading, autistic defendant.

OPERATION MAXWELL - County lines Drug related stabbing. Youth defendant.

OPERATION DYNASTY - Cut throat defence.

Serious sexual and violent crime.

R v A - Baby shake Snarebrook Crown Court. Defendant nurse.

R v T - Cut-throat baby shake Kingston Crown Court

R v I - Multiple complainant rape Worcester Crown Court

R v C - Historic familial abuse, campaign of rape from 4 years old to adult. Harrow Crown Court.

R v M - Historic abuse at Catholic children home in 1960-74. Central Criminal Court.

R v G - Campaign of familial rape and torture. Multiple complainants. Cardiff Crown Court.

R v N - Multiple counts of rape and sexual assaults. 10 complainants’ historic allegations from 1980s. Cardiff Crown Court.

Modern slavery :R v Brecani [2021] EWCA Crim 731.

R v KAYANI - Conspiracy to rob. Central Criminal Court.

Police Law

Use of lethal force by state agents, deaths in custody, fatal accidents, all aspects of regulation from informers to overtime, corruption, sex, mental health..

Expert in K5 pension forfeiture proceedings.

K5 pension appeals-argued leading modern case in High Court

Re officer W - IOPC investigation-failing to arrest, causative of homicide.

Re M - Senior officer allegations relating to honesty and integrity.

Re Officer S 2021 - Serious sexual allegations. Application of article 8

Re C 2021 - K5 pension appeal for ex-officer convicted as historic paedophile. 

Re Officer S - serious sexual misconduct

Re Julian Cole 2018 - Police misconduct arising out of student rendered paraplegic upon arrest. 

Re Officer P - Police gross misconduct relating to IPCC investigation into death upon arrest. 

Re officer J - Police misconduct hearing relating to serious sexual misconduct, application of Article 8. Subject of a book.

Complex police law cases including the GMP discipline of fatal shooting of officer during training exercise.

Senior officers charged with offences of honesty and integrity.

IOPC investigations into failures in rape and murder investigations, featuring on Radio 4 Today programme and subsequently on Panorama.


Regularly instructed in Article 2 Inquests involving deaths caused by state agents, upon arrest, in custody and use of lethal force.

Re Duncan Tomlin Inquest - Death on police contact, positional asphyxia and drug intoxication.

Re Nuno Cardoso Inquest - Death on police contact. Drug intoxication.

Re Aston Williams Inquest - Death on police contact use of force


Both prosecutes and defends. Experience in dealing with bogus investments, dishonest companies, consumer fraud, worldwide movement of monies, solicitors and accountants professional conduct, administration and liquidation offences.

Proceeds of Crime

Restraint, confiscation and enforcement. Expertise in international work.

R v K fraud £12 million value of data stolen from offshore Isle of Man entities. 

AL SAIF MOTORS v C and W Defence of directors prosecuted by Sheikh for top slicing fraud on Saudi based car companies. 

OPERATION TROY 2012-2014 International Advance Fee Fraud upon consumers

4 Trials £6.5 million loss.

Reported as R v ROGERS AND OTHERS [2014] EWCA Crim 1680

Subject of ITV show.


SFO prosecution relating to boiler room frauds.

Restraint and contempt proceedings.

Large scale international confiscation proceedings.

8 trials.


  • KC 2015
  • Head of Chambers
  • Bencher Gray’s Inn

Academic Background

  • Magdalen College Oxford