Nicholas commenced pupillage in October 2022 and is gaining experience in all of 3 Hare Court’s core practice areas. Before joining Chambers, he taught law as a Visiting Lecturer at City, University of London, where he received the Law School’s 2022 Teaching Excellence Award. He holds a First-Class BA degree in History from UCL and an MPhil degree in History from Oxford with a Distinction in his research thesis, as well as Distinction grades in both the GDL and Bar Course from City Law School and a First-Class Commercial Law LLM from Cambridge. He has also researched and studied at Harvard and The Hague Academy of International Law.
Nicholas has worked in various settings, from internships in the commercial litigation, international arbitration, financial law and insolvency law practices at Freshfields, White & Case and Weil, to a business analyst role at a software development start-up. He also acted as a Policy Advisor to Rory Stewart’s independent London mayoralty campaign.
An experienced public speaker, Nicholas has won three individual mooting competitions and has represented and coached teams at the Vis International Arbitration Moot and the Jessup International Law Moot. He was part of the Gray’s Inn team that won the 2021 UK Jessup Moot Championship and reached the Global Jessup Octofinals. He has also coached debating at Brixton Prison as part of the Vocalise pro bono initiative.
Alongside his academic pursuits, Nicholas served as President of the Association of Gray’s Inn Students, General Editor of the Cambridge International Law Journal, Managing Editor of the Oxford Political Review and Secretary of the Oxford Union. He is also the Founder of Young Bar Mentoring, a new mentoring scheme for aspiring barristers.