Nick is an experienced mediator, having mediated over 100 cases across England and Wales in a wide range of civil and commercial disputes and for a variety of dispute values. Nick is also a very experienced dispute resolution solicitor, and as a business owner and with wider interests has a thorough understanding of practical and commercial issues.
Nick qualified as a solicitor in 1993, and has been a Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution in a regional law firm since 1996, where he is also named as a Leading individual. As a lawyer Nick has advised and represented a large number of clients on a wide variety of disputes, and has acted in litigation to Court of Appeal level. His role as an equity partner means that he has a thorough and practical understanding of commercial issues in running a business.
As well as holding a law degree, Nick also holds a Master’s Degree in Advanced Litigation and was appointed a Deputy District Judge (Civil) on the Wales circuit in 2010. He is a member of the Law Society Civil Justice Committee.
Nick also acts as a trainer to solicitors on professional and commercial topics across the UK.
A committed advocate of the benefits of mediation, Nick was a non-executive director of ADR Net Limited for 5 years and has spoken at the ADR Group national conference on several occasions. He is an ADRg accredited mediator.
Nick is a founder member of Hexagon Mediation, and was also a founder member of Mediation Wales, a joint initiative formed by several leading commercial firms in Wales to promote the use of mediation as a dispute resolution process.
Nick is also a member of the Civil Mediation Council.
Nick has conducted a large number of mediations since first training as a mediator in 1998 in a wide range of areas of dispute, including the following:
As well as acting as a trainer to several hundred solicitors on professional and commercial topics, Nick regularly speaks at seminars and other events on a variety of dispute topics, including mediation.
Nick has also been a speaker at the ADR Group national conference, and has written papers for its membership.
Nick is also a contributor to blogs for Hexagon Mediation.