Nigel initially studied Agriculture and Land Management and then went on to take a law degree and subsequently received a Very Competent rating on the Bar Vocational Course. Since that time he has built a unique practice in rural/agricultural litigation, specialising in claims under the Agricultural Holdings Act (1986) and Agricultural Arbitrations and Land Registry Adjudications.
Prior to being at the Bar Nigel worked in the middle East and Africa and was heavily involved in many large agricultural projects at a commercial and practical level, in Libya, East Africa and Saudi Arabia. Nigel has a wealth of experience in rural and agricultural matters and a real ability to uncover the real issues between disputing parties and find acceptable settlement options.
Nigel has also had great experience in equine matters both practically and from a legal standpoint, having bred and raced point-to-point horses and driven carriage horses, he has been instructed in many matters involving horses and the equine industry, including veterinary negligence and bloodstock ownership disputes.
Nigel qualified as a mediator in 2007 and conducts many mediations each year. These generally involve matters such as contentious probate, partnership disputes (including matrimonial issues) and boundary disputes, however he also regularly conducts mediations in relation to commercial and business disputes
Apart from Nigel’s main specialism he is also regularly instructed in more complex inquests surrounding deaths and unexplained deaths in nursing homes, hospitals and care homes on behalf of insurers and sometimes the family. Nigel has also dealt with numerous inquests involving sudden death in epilepsy (SUDEP) and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
Nigel is regularly instructed in:
Nigel has dealt with Coroners Inquests involving:
Lectures and Seminars:
Nigel has an excellent working knowledge of all equine matter from a practical and legal point of view having bred, raced and reared horses for many years.
He has represented the Brittish Dressage Society and the Veterinary Defence Union. previous case include: