Nikki is an experienced commercial, company and trusts litigator. He has been instructed for many years as the lead advocate in complex and high-value claims in the High Court and overseas. He is an experienced cross-examiner. He is recognised in the directories as one of the leading names at the Bar in commercial and business litigation: “a very effective, robust and ferocious advocate whose elevation to silk was entirely to be expected” and “incredibly commercial with clients and speaks their language” (Chambers and Partners 2019); and “his drafting skills are top notch, his knowledge of trusts and offshore litigation second to none” and “a class act and someone to look to whenever the opportunity arises” (The Legal 500).
He has a breadth of expertise covering a wide range of commercial and business disputes particularly in the fields of complex contracts, company valuation, joint ventures, director and shareholder disputes, trustee and fiduciary disputes, professional negligence and media and entertainment.
He brings additional depth to his commercial cases with his expertise in equity, equitable remedies including asset tracing, trusts and trusts litigation, and company and partnership law.
He is an experienced trial advocate and has appeared in a number of reported cases in the High Court (Chancery Division and Commercial Court) and in other jurisdictions, including Bermuda and the Cayman Islands. He has extensive experience of leading teams in arbitrations, both domestic and international. Many of his cases have a strong international element particularly in the Caribbean, the Channel Islands and the Middle East.