Extensive experience of working in overseas jurisdictions
Nick first appeared in a court in a foreign jurisdiction over 30 years ago and has extensive experience of dealing with transfers of jurisdiction. He has presented at conferences abroad on subjects ranging from general presentations on the UK legal system (including delivery in French), to specific matters such as tackling football hooliganism.
Project Leadership and Subject Matter Expertise
He now has considerable experience as both a Project Leader and as a Subject Matter Expert in twinning projects funded by the European Union, and projects funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Case study - Turkey Ministry of Justice
Nick was Project Leader in a two year project with the Turkish Ministry of Justice as Project Leader to improve the quality of auxiliary staff in the court system, through analysis and redesign of job roles and improved pre and in-service training, as well as the development of ethical standards. The Project completed in February 2020 and the post-project evaluation has been extremely positive for one of the largest ever EU Twinning Projects.
Case study - Turkey Human Rights Legislation
Nick has provided the prosecutorial and human rights perspective to a project concluding in May 2019, designed to promote the rule of law and fundamental rights through facilitating lawful and peaceful assembly in Turkey. This has involved analysing caselaw across Europe, analysing and proposing potential amendments to Turkish legislations and presenting to training courses and conferences to senior officials.
Case study - Criminal Justice System in Kosovo
Nick was also recently part of a four-man multi-disciplinary team evaluating the capability of the Serious Crimes Divisions of the provincial Basic Courts in Kosovo, as part of a wider British Embassy sponsored review of the criminal justice system. After an intensive two month tour of seven courts across Kosovo, the team produced a comprehensive report which has been well received by the Embassy, and is likely to lead to further work with senior judges and prosecutors in Kosovo.
Turkey Ministry of Justice
Turkey Human Rights Legislation
Criminal Justice System in Kosovo