Nicholas is an APIL member (a fellow emeritus) with decades of experience in personal injury litigation. A solicitor and formerly senior counsel at Bond Peace LLP.
He has successfully campaigned for law reform in this area and is advising in several public law actions that will result in significant improvements to the Road Traffic Act 1988, The EC Rights Against Insurers Regulations 2002 and both MIB schemes.
His criticism of the new Untraced Drivers Agreement 21017 resulted in it being withdrawn and substituted within 2 days of the first version coming into force. His legal activism also resulted in the illegal terrorism exclusion being excised from both schemes, opening the way for some of the Westminster Bridge and London Bridge victims to pursue claims against either the motor insurers involved and in default, the MIB or Secretary of State for Transport.
His research has revealed a new route for redress against the MIB for victims adversely affected by gaps in protection within the Road Traffic Act 1988 and it has also engendered a European wide review of the sufficiency of motor insurance by the European Commission.
Nicholas was awarded a doctorate in law from the University of Exeter for this work in 2017.