Nigel acts for insurers on coverage and subrogation and for insured and insurers in relation to defence of liabilities. He has in addition a thriving international arbitration practice acting for a number of international engineering contractors in relation to contractual disputes arising out of this industry sector.

Latterly, his practice has focused upon energy, heavy engineering, power and industrials, both operation and construction. His energy experience embraces both upstream: control of well, construction and operating, as well as downstream: petrochemicals, power generation and machinery breakdown, including business interruption.

His first specialisation was marine insurance and he has a number of English leading cases to his credit, notably Boskalis v Mountain (CTL, illegality and ransom), Capricorn (insurable interest) and Nukila (latent defect and defective part). He has years of experience of every class of marine risk.