Nicholas has expertise in, and extensive experience of, the prosecution and defence of major and organised crime, homicide, serious sexual offences, money laundering and proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.
Presently ranked in The Legal 500 as “a leading junior” on the North-Eastern Circuit.
Social worker and school teacher charged with historic sexual offences against pupil.
“Operation Fortitude” – Investigation by the North-West Counter Terrorism Unit into money laundering. Conducted three trials and prosecution appeal against trial judge’s terminating ruling to the Court of Appeal Criminal Division.
Appeared at trial and at the prosecution's appeal against the sentence before the Court of Appeal Criminal Division. Leading authority on sentence for robbery within the home. Reported at  EWCA Crim 1692.
Appeared at trial and retrial, conducted appeal against conviction before the Court of Appeal Criminal Division. Leading authority on withdrawal from joint enterprise murder. Reported at  Crim LR 496.