Nick has developed an outstanding reputation within both public and private family Law with a particular emphasis on complex cases involving children.
With a very approachable and reassuring manner, Nick instantly puts his clients at ease. He provides them with clear and robust advice, helping them to navigate what are often difficult and emotional times.
Nick is regularly instructed in cases involving parental alienation and allegations of abuse, and has considerable experience in Public law cases involving allegations of inflicted injuries, sexual abuse and fabricated illness.
Nick can be instructed directly through the Direct Access process.
Outside of court, Nick is a keen sportsman who regularly runs and cycles.
R v R Acting for a father in private law proceedings where he successfully challenged the s.7 CAFCASS report, ensuring the children regular overnight contact with their father.
Re Z Representing the children in a complex private law dispute in the High Court. Findings were made that the children had been alienated from their mother. The court ordered that the children should live with their mother.
Re X Acting for a father in complex Care Proceedings with allegations of injuries resulting in the death of his child. At the conclusion of the highly complex fact finding process the father was exonerated (with Leading Counsel). At the conclusion of the proceedings the father was granted unrestricted contact with his younger child.
P v P Hague Convention child Abduction case acting for a father seeking the Summary return of his daughters to Australia. Successfully argued against the Mother’s defences of Article 13b and children’s objections to return to the father in Australia.
Re P Representing a father in complex Care Proceedings concerning significant inflicted head injuries resulting in permanent developmental delay in which the opposing counsel was Silk. The parents were identified as the only possible perpetrators. Case concerned complex and conflicting medical evidence.
Re G Represented father of 7 children in Public Law care proceedings involving significant sexual and physical abuse of 3 of his daughters throughout their childhood. The case was further complicated by conflicting expert opinion as to the father’s mental and physical capacity both at the times of the allegations and during the proceedings.
H v A Representing the mother in Wardship proceedings. During the contested fact finding hearing the court found that the mother and the child had been abandoned by the father in Algeria. Further that the father’s actions had exposed their son to significant risk to his health as a result of limited medical provision for his chronic respiratory condition. The case was further complicated by the impact of orders made in ongoing private law proceedings in Algeria in which conflicting findings were made.