Associate Director

Nick Ives

SRA-regulated Solicitor

Nick is a Solicitor in our London office, and defends clients throughout the South East and nationally. He is experienced in Fraud, Serious Crime and Sexual Offences. He was the COO of an international charity before joining the firm.

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About Nick

Nick is a solicitor at the firm and has worked here since 2016. He is primarily based at our London Office and defends in cases across the country. Nick defends in all areas of criminal law with a focus on serious crime, sexual allegations, and high level financial crime. Before he became a lawyer Nick was the Chief of Operations of an international charity building key infrastructure in sub-Saharan Africa. He also sat on the steering committee for GLAN, an international human rights charity.


Nick was raised and educated in rural Somerset before winning a scholarship to study in New York. Nick holds an undergraduate degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. He undertook postgraduate UK law studies at Barbri International Law School in the US before qualifying as a solicitor.

Approach to the work

Nick’s approach to the work is singularly client-focused. His strong view is that a lawyer can’t help to solve a legal problem without getting to know the client. This means that Nick always aims for a more personal approach with his clients - an approach driven by compassion, and a desire to really make a difference in their lives.

Writing and Media

Nick has written extensively for the firm’s Legal Writing Programme, and has mentored other lawyers who have contributed to the firm's articles and videos explaining our work and what clients should expect in different types of legal cases

Outside the law

Nick has two young daughters and a giant dog who all keep him busy. When he can find the time, Nick is a foodie, and he loves to cook. He is music obsessed, and loves many genres from Appalachian mountain music to hip-hop, and even a bit of opera.

Practice areas

Nick defends in all criminal, fraud and regulatory matters, with a particular interest in white collar and serious sexual offences. His caseload has included the SFO Unaoil matter – the largest single bribery trial in UK legal history. He also defends in high level civil fraud cases. His current work includes the investigation into the Grenfell Tower tragedy, multiple serious sexual allegations, murder and several other serious criminal cases.

Many of Nick’s clients come to him for advice when they are being investigated and no charges have been made. Nick regards this as an opportunity to influence the decision maker, whether that person is an investigator or prosecution lawyer. This early intervention can often lead to the case getting dropped. Results at this stage of a case can remove the immense stress that criminal proceedings can bring.

Nick knows that the early work can lay the ground for a successful defence where an inappropriate decision to charge has been made - in some cases, it can help in persuading the prosecution to discontinue. In circumstances where someone has been represented by the duty solicitor or without any legal representation at all, Nick is still happy to have a chat - it is never too late to act.

Nick has defended in a wide range of fraud cases some of which have been reported internationally. He advises on all types of fraud allegations. He has regularly defended in investigations conducted by the SFO, HMRC, the City of London Police, the NCA and other government agencies.

Nick is a serious sexual offences specialist. He deals with serious sexual offences of all types. He is acutely aware of the stigma attached to these cases and the persistently unfair treatment of defendants. Nick defends across the whole spectrum of sexual offences, including allegations of offences against children.

Nick has defended in multiple murder allegations, including infanticide. He is currently part of the team defending a client in the potential corporate manslaughter of 72 people in the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

Nick is regularly instructed in cases of causing death and serious injury by dangerous driving. He also represents clients charged with offences against the person including assault and grievous bodily harm.

Nick has developed a civil practice. He represents both potential claimants and respondents to civil claims. Recent matters include a claim for breach of contract in a high-value fine art deal and actions against the MoD. He has also acted in civil proceedings relating to matters of national security.

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