Nicholas Nicol

Call: 1986

Specialist in

Dispute ResolutionDirect Access


Nicholas Nicol is an experienced barrister, tribunal judge, mediator and legal trainer. Full details can be found at

“I see poverty, disadvantage, vulnerability, homelessness, disability, discrimination; suffered by children, single parents, families, the aged; and caused by ineffective government, incompetent local authorities, housing and care providers which have forgotten their mission, landlords who avoid their obligations, companies that rip you off. I don’t fight those problems because I have to. I became a lawyer because I want to. I am a barrister so that I can”.

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What the directories say

Chambers UK – the Bar 2015
Highlighted for his broad expertise in housing, and particularly well regarded for his work on behalf of tenants in disrepair, leasehold and Leasehold Valuation Tribunal cases. He has a reputation for fearless advocacy, and is also known for his understanding of priority needs and social welfare.

Strengths: “Provides excellent written work, and is a skilful and effective advocate.” “He’s a great authority.”

Chambers UK – the Bar 2016
Specialises in social welfare law and has been involved in some of the major housing law cases in the last decade. He appears at all court and tribunal levels and sits as a part-time judge of the First-tier Property Tribunal. He is highly regarded for his disrepair work.

Strengths: “He is a fantastic barrister for tenants in disrepair claims.”

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