Nigel is recognised as a leading practitioner in international arbitration, having practised at Freshfields for many years (including 30 years as a partner in the firm’s international arbitration practice). Nigel is based in London, having previously worked with Freshfields in New York and Hong Kong. He is a Director of the LCIA and a member of the ICC UK Commission on Arbitration.
He joined Twenty Essex as a full-time arbitrator in May 2021.
His arbitration experience includes numerous ad hoc, ICC, LCIA and UNCITRAL and other arbitrations as counsel as well as ICC, LCIA and DIFC-LCIA arbitrations sitting as arbitrator. He has also represented clients in a wide variety of UK High Court commercial litigation cases.
Nigel is an experienced solicitor-advocate (Higher Rights, Civil) and was appointed Queen’s Counsel (QC) in 2016 in recognition of his advocacy skills.
Nigel has been consistently recognised as a leading practitioner in publications such as Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500, described as being ‘of the highest class’ when working as counsel in arbitration proceedings, and also noted for ‘all-round litigation skills’.Privacy notice