Nick defends and prosecutes all areas of criminal law with particular experience in violent and sexual offences; drugs, fraud and money laundering.
He has represented police officers, medical staff and members of the armed forces in criminal proceedings, misconduct cases and disciplinary hearings.
Nick has considerable experience in cases involving children – whether as defendants or witnesses.
He has completed training in the Hague as one of panel of co-counsel for the defence to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.
Areas of Expertise
· All matters Criminal
· Regulatory work
· Disciplinary work
· Court Martial
· Attorney Generals ‘B’ list of advocates
· Level 4 prosecutor
· Rape Panel
· Organised Crime Panel
· Fraud Panel
· Proceeds of Crime Panel
FH – defence - £170million ‘vishing’ fraud
MFR – defence – murder [shooting]
MU – defence – manslaughter and attempting to pervert the course of justice
MS – ‘crash for cash’ conspiracy
DK – defence – fraud at flagship academy school
Violence and cases involving Injury
Parvez – defence - conspiracy to murder - setting up an execution by shooting
Op Rummingbird – defence junior - attempted murder by entrapment and shooting.
TK – defence - attempted murder of his parents by mentally ill defendant
Wilby – defence - shaken baby case
M – defence - cruelty and neglect allegations against care home staff
Robinson – defence - causing death by dangerous driving
Ahmed – defence - s.18 stabbing
H – defence - alleged assaults by ex-soldier suffering from PTSD – with complex psychiatric and substance abuse issues
Normanton – defence - attempted execution of a ‘fixer’ trying to orchestrate the return of stolen drugs
Ditta – defence - alleged racist attack on EDL members
Mehbub & others - defence - main accused in multi-handed racial aggravated s.18
Wardle – defence junior - murder
Ayers – prosecution - baby shaking
Anwar & Navsarka - prosecution junior- murder of a baby by her parents
Parker - defence junior – murder - suicidal ideation in victim – somnambulism
Cipans & others – prosecution junior - Eastern European gangsters – murder of gang-master and concealment of his body.
Marshal - defence junior - double murder of drug dealers by their client.
AH – defence - complex mortgage fraud and tax evasion
Ali – defence - attempting to pervert the course of justice, money laundering and identity theft
Dunn and others – prosecution - £multi-million duty evasion
Zulqurnain – defence - Insurance fraud, advance fee fraud and misconduct in insolvency proceedings
Goodwick 1 & 2 – prosecution – multi handed fraud and money laundering
Nana – defence – company directors defrauding Royal Mail
Shaffi – defence - trading standards and criminal prosecution – re-categorising category D write-off vehicles as road-worthy and hacking into the insurer’s MIAFTR to amend computer records
Trotter – defence - commercial armed robberies
Upton – prosecution - fraud by accountant against his clients and HMRC.
Iqbal - prosecution – £multi-million HMRC tied oils prosecution and confiscation – cross border - England & N.Ireland.
Page & others - defence - money laundering following on from high value drug dealing
Morgan - defence junior - money laundering following on from £multi-million drug dealing
R v Feezan Hameed & others- Defence Junior for Feezan Hameed- The largest covert proactive operation the Met has ever undertaken against cyber-enabled crime
Op Kegg – defence - grooming, trafficking and rape
Forsyth – defence – prosecution for sexual offences where the complainant refused to give evidence
Briggs – prosecution - historic sexual offences committed by an international pianist against young boys
Ditta – defence - rape – stranger rape of a student – drunken consent / behaviour of the complainant
Cooke – defence - rape and false imprisonment of a former partner
Alves – defence - rape – complainant suffering from complex psychiatric issues
G - prosecution – recent and historic rapes
W – defence – 14 year old boy alleged to have raped and sexually abused other children aged 4 to 15
Khan – defence - misconduct and appropriation of charity assets by assistant executive director
Mahmood – defence - misconduct in public office - UKBA employee – using computer database for improper purpose
JH – defence - police officer – misconduct involving theft, drugs and sexual predation
Kliutiute – defence - nursing home – abuse of resident with dementia
Hanif – defence – misconduct - Police officer unlawfully accessing police computer databases and providing information to her lover who ran a claims handling company.
Wilcox – defence - police officer misconduct – rape – issues surrounding consent and capacity
S – defence - nurse – historic child cruelty
Hafejee - prosecution - fraud trial of magistrate / charity director
EA and others – prosecution - high value international drug smuggling
K – defence - drugs factory conspiracy
Khan – defence - drugs factory conspiracy involving complex telephone evidence
Zaki – defence - drug importation – issues of duress – family in Pakistan held hostage
Naughton – defence - drugs factory
Operation Godshill – prosecution - drugs factory
Operation Dweomer - defence - multi-handed £2bn conspiracy to supply heroin and cocaine and to produce methamphetamine (crystal meth)
Spinola & Wright – prosecution - largest ever heroin seizure in the North of England
Qureshi - defence junior - £multi-million drug smuggling with European cross-border jurisdictional issues involving communications rogatoires and disclosure.
SH – defence - people trafficking by solicitors
Khan – defence - successful opposition to the imposition of Serious Crime Prevention Order following conviction for supplying a firearm and ammunition with intent to endanger life to an organised crime group
Lockwood – defence - attempting to pervert the course of justice – successful attack on disclosure issues and the credibility of prosecution witnesses
Mahmud – defence - bigamy – legality of overseas marriage – ‘Niqa’. Subjective understanding and belief of the accused
· R. v Bogdal  EWCA Crim 1 – definition of ‘public place’
· R. v K (John)  EWCA Crim 1339 – trials in absence, amendment of indictment, scope of cross-examination
· R. v Kumar  EWCA Crim 3207 – genuine belief in age – defence in sexual assault - buggery
· Fraud Act
· Recent legal developments ‘updater’
· Proceeds of Crime
· 3rd Party disclosure and Public Interest Immunity
· Forced Marriage
"He is a member of various CPS panels, including those for rape, organised crime, fraud and proceeds of crime."Legal 500 (2016)
‘Recommended for conspiracy and fraud cases.’Legal 500 (2016)