Nich is an experienced advocate who is regularly instructed in litigation in the County Courts, the High Court of England and Wales, and the Court of Appeal (Civil Division).
He holds a first-class degree in History from the University of Nottingham, was awarded his Graduate Diploma in Law with distinction, and his performance on the Bar Vocational Course was graded Outstanding. He was awarded a major scholarship by the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple.
Nich advises and represents clients in a broad range of commercial disputes. Nich is often instructed at an early stage to draft pleadings and advise on the merits of his client’s case, or to consider and conduct negotiation and settlement. His experience includes a variety of breaches of contract claims involving substantial sums, including misrepresentation (fraudulent and non-fraudulent), bailment, and goods-and-services issues.
Nich’s experience in cases of fraud is extensive, including breach of trust, breach of fiduciary duty, fraudulent trading, and other corporate fraud. He has acted in a number of civil recovery matters, advising individuals and companies on restraint, forfeiture, and injunctive proceedings. He also has substantial experience of financial-conduct regulation.
Nich has particular experience in construction cases, representing both claimants and defendants in cases involving issues including architectural disputes, part-performance, debt, agency, and negligence.
Nich also has a professional-negligence practice, in particular relating to the professional negligence of solicitors. Recently, he was involved in a substantial claim arising out of the collapse of a claim for sums owed by companies hired for a celebrity wedding.
Nich’s recent cases include the following:
- An architectural dispute concerning a large-scale construction project in Qatar;
- A substantial financial dispute relating to building works on a chain of restaurants;
- A £500,000 claim for misrepresentation relating to an investment scheme;
- A case involving serious allegations of negligence and fraud relating to solicitors; and
- Further high-value construction disputes.