A Shropshire lad, born and bred with significant expertise in cases of serious fraud, proceeds of crime, homicide, serious sex and violence and police law.
A Shropshire lad born and bred, nevertheless Nick brings his highly valued and sought after skills to Nottingham and the East Midlands.
In particular NIc has expertise in the following areas of criminal practice:
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.
Prosecute and defend murder and manslaughter.
Serious sexual and violence crime.
Use of lethal force by state agents, deaths in custody, fatal accidents, all aspects of regulation from informers to overtime and K5 pension appeals.
Fine wine, decent cook, former rugby player, worldwide traveller & obscure history.
Re Officer S, 2021 police misconduct
Serious sexual allegations. Application of article 8
Re C 2021
K5 pension appeal for ex officer convicted as historic paedophile.
Re Nuno Cardoso Inquest 2019.
Death on police contact. Drug intoxication.
Re Aston Williams Inquest 2019
Death on police contact use of force
Re Officer J. 2019
Police misconduct hearing relating to serious sexual misconduct, application of Article 8.
Re Duncan Tomlin Inquest 2019
Death on police contact, positional asphyxia and drug intoxication.
Re Julian Cole 2018
Police misconduct arising out of student rendered paraplegic upon arrest.
Police gross misconduct relating to IPCC investigation into death of Aston William's. All charges dismissed after 5 day hearing. P accused of wrongful use of PAS contributing to death. Case streamed by local BBC.
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. IPCC investigations into failures in rape and murder investigations, featuring on Radio 4 Today programme and subsequently on Panorama. Deaths in custody and fatal shootings Training Provided to Police Federation, the FSA, and Trading Standards.
Murder & Manslaughter
R v Greggs 2019.
Cold case murder with no body
R v Tabraz 2019
Cold case murder. Honour killing
R v H and others , Nottingham Crown Court, January 2018
Acted for defendant accused of murder, blackmail and kidnap.
Killing with no witness. Blood spatter reconstruction.
Beheading, autistic defendant.
Human Trafficking & Modern Slavery
R v Brecanni 2021 Court of Appeal
Leading case on evidence in Modern slavery defence
Reported  EWCA Crim 731
Rape & Serious Sexual Offences
R v G, Cardiff Crown Court, 2018
Acted for defendant, allegations involving campaign of familial rape and torture.
R v N Cardiff Crown Court August - September 2017
Trial of man accused of multiple counts of rape and sexual assaults. 10 complainants historic allegations from 1980s.
R v Choudrey
Historic Familial abuse, campaign of rape.
R v M
Historic abuse at Catholic children home in 1960-74.
Fraud & Complex Fraud
AL Saif Motors v C and W 2017
Defence of directors prosecuted by Sheikh for fraud on Saudi based companies.
R v Pye and Others 2014
17 Large scale fraud on consumers.
Operation Troy 2012-2014
International Advance Fee Fraud
4 Trials 2012-14 £6.5 million loss
Reported as R v Rogers and Others  EWCA Crim 1680
Subject of ITV show.
Operation Affair 2006-2015
An SFO prosecution relating to boiler room frauds.
Large scale confiscation proceedings with 8 trials.
Drug related stabbing.
Cut throat defence.
R v Kayani
Conspiracy to rob.