Nicholas Williams (Third Six)

Call date: 2013


BA (Hons) Philosophy, King’s College London

GDL, The College of Law (Bloomsbury)

BPTC, City Law School

Hardwicke and Eastham Scholarships, Lincoln’s Inn

Experience & Expertise

Having undertaken pupillage at a common law set, since arriving in Chambers in October 2016 Nick has developed a busy practice in the areas of commercial law, public law, and personal injury.

Prior to commencing pupillage Nick worked in the in-house legal department of British Telecom, before taking up a position at Harbour Litigation Funding, one of the largest investors in commercial litigation and arbitration in the world. In this time, he also acted as a legal researcher on the jurisdictional phase of an ICC arbitration under a joint venture contract in relation to the refusal of a mining licence.

Nick undertakes a significant amount of pro-bono work. He has represented Claimants in the Employment Tribunal and Appellants to the First- Tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement Chamber). He has also represented Applicants for bail to the First-Tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum) through Bail for Immigration Detainees, an independent charity that exists to challenge immigration detention in the UK. He presently acts as a legal advisor at the Waterloo Legal Advice Centre, a weekly drop in legal advice clinic for residents of Southwark.

Current & Recent Work

Commercial & Chancery

Nick undertakes commercial work encompassing a wide variety of contractual disputes, including disputes over building works, claims for unpaid debts, and claims involving consumer credit issues. He is also developing an insolvency practice, and accepts instructions in matters such as applications to set aside statutory demands, and winding up petitions.

Public Law

Nick is instructed by one of the primary core participants of the Pitchford Inquiry. The Inquiry is concerned with whether, and to what extent and effect, undercover police operations have targeted political and social justice campaigners. He also has an interest in inquest law, having previously undertaken judicial marshalling with the Senior Coroner for the City of London.

Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence

Nick has a busy personal injury practice, acting for and advising both Claimants and Defendants. He accepts instructions in a broad range of areas including employers’ liability, public liability, and road traffic accident claims. He has accrued a significant amount of experience of claims involving insinuations of fraud.

He is also regularly instructed by the Treasury Solicitor as a ‘Junior Junior’. He has been instructed to assist on large group actions such as the Mau Mau litigation (which concerns the treatment of thousands of Kenyans by British Officials during the Mau Mau insurgency) and the Lariam Compensation Claims (which concern the use of Mefloquine as an anti-malarial by British armed forces). In addition, he has undertaken Junior Junior work on a number of clinical negligence and industrial disease claims brought by former and current members of the armed forces against the Ministry of Defence.

Professional Memberships

Government Legal Department Junior Juniors Panel

Denning Society

Personal Injuries Bar Association

Employment Law Bar Association