Nick’s practice has a heavy emphasis on cases involving allegations of dishonesty, misappropriation of corporate assets and other serious corporate wrongdoing. Nick has extensive experience of claims based on deceit, the economic torts, and other forms of accessory liability.
Cases in which Nick has acted include:
- Jinxin v Aser and others (Commercial Court, ongoing): claim for fraudulent misrepresentation valued at circa US$660 million brought by the majority shareholder in a leading sports media rights agency, which held distribution rights to one of the major football leagues across the globe, acting for one of the shareholder defendants (led by Ruth Den Besten).
- Zenith Logistics Services (UK) Ltd and others v Keates and others others  EWHC 1496 (Comm): claim brought by a logistics business against a former director and various other individual and corporate parties, relating to the fraudulent misappropriation of company assets, acted for the successful claimant (led by Michael Duggan KC).
- 111 Skin v Smith and others (2021-date, ongoing): multi party fraud claim in the beauty products industry concerning an unlawful arrangement to deliberately inflate the price paid to overseas suppliers in order to generate a secret commission, acting for the claimant who successfully obtained interim freezing order relief (led by Jonthan Cohen KC).
- Domestic & General Group Ltd v Premier Protect Holdings Ltd and others  EWHC 135 (QB): claim for causing loss by unlawful means and unlawful means conspiracy, brought by D&G (the market leader in the appliance protection insurance market), against rogue traders engaged in making fraudulent misrepresentations to prospective customers. Successful application for interim injunctive relief and permission to serve the claim outside the jurisdiction (claim is ongoing).
- Domestic and General Group Ltd v Domestic Assist Ltd and Scott  EWHC 3313 (QB): acted unled in successful committal application for breach of a court order relating to disclosure and a false statement made in an affidavit.
- S v L and others (BVI Commercial Court, 2018): advised in relation to a worldwide freezing order and receivership application in the BVI courts arising out of a $50 million criminal and civil fraud claim being brought in Russia (led by Charles Samek KC).
- Williams v Federal Government of Nigeria (Commercial Court, 2018): acted unled in a successful application for default judgment against the Nigerian state in a sum in excess of US$14 million, in a claim based on a substantial fraud that raised complex issues of state immunity law.
- Greenbrier Companies Inc v Ebreez Railway Services and others (Commercial Court, 2016): claim in deceit relating to a $15 million commission, the subject of proceedings in Saudi Arabia; successfully resisted anti-suit injunction and application to serve outside the jurisdiction; succeeded in staying claim on grounds of forum non conveniens and discharging freezing order (led by Jonathan Cohen KC).