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 arbitrations and other cases, mainly as counsel but also 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