Nick is a Director of Kyles Legal Practice and qualified practising barrister who heads the Criminal Appeals and Criminal law departments.
Nick has extensive experience as a criminal barrister having qualified in 1996. He has been led as junior counsel in numerous high profile local and national murder cases and has led junior counsel himself in cases ranging from conspiracy to steal and conspiracy to supply prohibited substances.
Nick has regularly appeared as an advocate before Court of Appeal, most notably in the following cases:-
R v F  – theft sentence
R v Profit  – assault sentence,
R v Taylor  – minimum term for murder,
R v Telford  – assault on a child sentence,
R v Docherty  – sentence re drugs offences,
R v Beaton  – length of extended sentences,
R v Ashford  – drugs sentences,
R v Taylor , appeal conviction re drugs offences,
AG’s Ref (No 50)  – appropriate sentence for serious drugs offences,
R v Collingwood  – deception sentence,
R v Dixon  – sentence for false accounting
DPP v Hall  – guidance on the power to vary restraining orders
Nick is also a fully accredited duty lawyer and now regularly represents clients at police stations and magistrates courts across the region.