Nicholas Hill

Call date: 2008
Email: Nicholas Hill Clerk: David Smith
Areas of Law: Specialist Crime, Commercial Fraud, Public Law, Pensions, Financial Services, Employment & Discrimination, Business & Banking
Practice summary

Nick practises in commercial law with a particular focus on Financial Services law (across the civil, criminal, and regulatory spheres), Employment law, and Pensions law.

Current or recent work includes acting for a well known investment bank in respect of investigations by the Serious Fraud Office and Financial Conduct Authority (led by Richard Lissack QC) (instructed by Clifford Chance), acting for the Directors of an off-shore Investment Manager and off-shore Fund in a massive multi-party, multi-jurisdictional high value shareholder dispute concerning various alleged frauds, breaches of fiduciary duties and numerous other claims (led by Andrew Spink QC) (instructed by Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP), and acting for a very well known international company in a wide-ranging and complex case involving the SFO and a number of international law firms (led by Richard Lissack QC).

Current or recent Pensions work includes acting (led by Andrew Spink QC) in a very significant professional negligence claim against an investment advisor and fund manager, acting (led by Nicholas Stallworthy QC) in a dispute focussed on the proper construction of the contribution rule powers in a Trust Deed, and advising (alone) on a range of issues surrounding suspected pensions liberation.

Nick has first class degrees in Politics (BA Hons) and Law (LLB Hons). He was first in the order of merit as an undergraduate and at Bar School and held, uniquely, the Princess Royal and Sir Stephen Chapman Scholarships from Inner Temple. He is the author of chapter 3 “The Bribery Act 2010” in the Second Edition of Lissack and Horlick on Bribery (LexisNexis 2014).

Recent client feedback (from a Partner at an American Law Firm in London who instructed Nick on an FS matter) was that Nick "is bright, hard-working and a real joy to work with…we look forward to an opportunity to instruct him again."

Nicholas Hill
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Appointments & memberships:

  • Association of Pension Lawyers
  • Financial Services Lawyers Association
  • Employment Lawyers Association
  • Industrial Law Society