Nikolas has a general civil practice, including personal injury, employment, inquests, police law and judicial review.
Nikolas is a very experienced advocate in both witness-handling and legal argument.
Nikolas is a registered Direct Public Access barrister.
If you would like any further information regarding Nikolas Clarke’s practice, please contact his clerks or call +44 (0)20 7405 6114.
- Personal injury
Nikolas advises and represents claimants and defendants in all manner of claims such as those arising out of road-traffic accidents, in the course of employment, to members of the public and to prisoners,, including deliberate injuries. Many cases involve orthopaedic or soft-tissue injuries, but cases have also involved catastrophic injuries, brain damage, poisoning, neurological injuries, psychiatric injuries, deafness, repetitive strain/vibration/industrial injuries, etc.
The majority of Nikolas’ work is in defending claims where fraud is suspected or alleged, usually being contrived accidents, phantom accidents or claimants, exaggerated injuries and low-velocity-impact claims.
Nikolas brings his extensive criminal law experience to cases of suspected fraud and has a tenacious approach in defending such claims.
- Employment law
Nikolas advises and represents employees and employers in all types of employment claims. He is a skilled trial advocate and has particular success in cases involving contested facts and legal argument.
Nikolas regularly appears in and advises on inquests. Recent cases have involved successful representation of a residential care home and a homeless hostel. Nikolas also frequently appears in inquests where there are connected civil proceedings, particularly in RTA cases, or where proceedings are anticipated.
- Police law
Nikolas regularly acts for the police in all manner of civil/quasi-civil proceedings including Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 matters, Anti-Social Behaviour orders, Sexual Offences Prevention Orders, Closure Orders, etc. He also acts in police disciplinary matters both for the police and as an independent legal advisor.
- Judicial Review
All aspects of advice and advocacy in judicial review proceedings.
As a criminal practitioner, Nikolas appeared in cases of every imaginable fraud. He no longer practises in crime, but uses his previous experience to great advantage in civil claims involving fraud.
- BA (Music) UEA
- PgDL (Nottingham)
- BVC/Dip Law – ICSL/City University
- Professional memberships
- South Eastern Circuit