Nikolas Clarke

Called 2000

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
  • PIBA
  • South Eastern Circuit
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