Nick's practice is centred on property liability, building a particular reputation in respect of public authority liability.
Nick has considerable experience of dealing with property damage and subrogated claims. He represents local authorities, housing associations, utility companies, commercial entities and their insurers in all aspects of property related claims.
Property damage resulting from risks including subsidence, landslip, fire and escape of water
Officials’ indemnity claims including land charges and planning
Construction issues and remedial schemes
Fidelity and reputational issues
Nick and his team are committed to offering a variety of client driven services and fee structures and to maintaining a commercial approach to litigation.
Defending a London borough in relation to significant damage to a large property in London, caused by a combination of works to the Channel Tunnel, leaking drains and tree root subsidence
Advising a London borough in relation to high-profile public opposition to proposed tree removal works
Representing a local authority in respect of loss of value to commercial premises due to the result of a land charges search
Advising insurers in respect of damage to a number of properties caused by pile failure
Representing a piling company in a claim for damage to a variety of properties caused by the effects of vibration
Defending a local authority in relation to fire damage to a terrace of properties caused as a result of hot works
Representing insurers in relation to a fire caused as a result of forensic investigations to a crime scene
Defending a highway authority against a claim concerning flooding caused as a result of drainage design and maintenance
Advising a utility plc in relation to a reservoir draining onto private land
Representing a local authority in both criminal and civil proceedings relating to the actions of a fraudulent employee
Advising insurers in respect of delay attribution losses consequent upon interruption of rail services