Managing Director - Paragon Costs
Nick specialises in high value and complex litigation commonly arising from contractual disputes, professional negligence, personal injury, clinical negligence, contentious probate, and land and property disputes.
Nick began his career in costs in 2001. He qualified as an Associate of the Association of Law Costs Draftsmen (now known as the Association of Costs Lawyers) in January 2009 and became a Fellow in January 2011. Following the association being granted reserved legal activities under the Legal Services Act in 2007, he was admitted as a costs lawyer in 2011.
Nick worked in-house from 2001, initially attaining Associate status, and thereafter becoming Director of Costs and a fixed share partner for a Top 100 law firm. In 2011, Nick created Paragon Costs Solutions which now has offices in London and Bristol. Clients have included many top 100 law firms, niche commercial practices, local authorities, insurers and international banks.
Known for always being commercial and practical, colleagues and clients appreciate how thoroughly Nick assesses the merits in any claims before giving his experienced and realistic advice.
Nick was President of Bristol Law Society (2018/19). He currently sits on the UWE Law advisory board, Bristol City Council’s Economic advisory board, is an Enterprise Advisor through WECA and a Trustee for Quartet Community Foundation.
Nick is a frequent public speaker, having spoken at numerous costs seminars, including Bristol Law Society’s Personal Injury and Dispute Resolution conferences, and the Legal Futures Civil Litigation conference in London. He is a member of Lexis PSL’s Dispute Resolution Expert Panel and has provided many legal commentaries.