Nick Blake

Experienced in high-value employers’ liability, road traffic accident and deafness cases.

Legal 500

Nick Blake has experience of a broad range of civil matters. He is listed in the Legal 500 as a leading personal injury junior.

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Costs

Nick is regularly instructed to appear at Costs and Case Management hearings. He has represented clients at Detailed Assessments hearing and is familiar with the issues commonly raised.

Clinical Negligence

Nick has experience in consent cases, failure to diagnose and/or treat cases and cases of failure to provide appropriate medical care.

Disciplinary

Nick has been appointed to and regularly sits on the Amateur Swimming Association’s Disciplinary and Dispute Resolution, and Appeals Panels. He is an active member of the Professional Disciplinary and Regulatory Group within Chambers.

General Common Law

Nick has experience of:

  • Animals Act claims
  • Building disputes
  • Claims for injunctive and declaratory relief
  • Contractual disputes
  • Easements and rights of way
  • Property and neighbour disputes

Inquests

Nick has been instructed by bereaved families and insurers in Inquests arising out of deaths in the workplace, in hospital and care homes, on the railways and on the roads.

Personal Injury

Nick is listed in the Legal 500 is a leading personal injury junior and has a wide ranging personal injury practice. He works for Claimant or Defendant in:

  • Accidents on the railways
  • Animals Act
  • Employers liability
  • Highways Act
  • Industrial disease – including NIHL, Asbestos, HAVS, heavy metals poisoning
  • Injuries at sea including Admiralty claims
  • Occupiers liability
  • Road traffic
  • Sporting injuries

Professional Negligence

Nick is instructed in claims against Solicitors arising out of negligent conduct of litigation, in particular under settlement in personal injury and clinical negligence matters, as well as for negligent conduct of non contentious business.

Public Access

Nick is Public Access qualified and has represented a number of clients on a Public Access basis.

Regulatory

Nick has been appointed to and regularly sits on the Amateur Swimming Association’s Disciplinary and Dispute Resolution, and Appeals panels. He is an active member of the Professional Disciplinary and Regulatory Group within Chambers.

Sports Law

Nick has been appointed to and regularly sits on the Amateur Swimming Association’s Disciplinary and Dispute Resolution, and Appeals panels. He has experience of advising individuals and clubs on a range of sports law matters, including disputes with governing bodies.

Nick has particular expertise in sports related injury, and has acted in claims between participants, by participants against sporting bodies and operators of sporting venues, and on behalf of injured spectators.

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Notable Cases



Successfully represented Claimant roofer in two day multi track trial in the Leicester County Court against main contractor and scaffolding contractor in a claim arising out of the collapse of scaffolding on a construction site.


Successfully represented Claimant holidaymaker in trial against the Package Tour Operator under the The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 in the Nottingham County Court arising out of a slip at a Turkish hotel.


Successfully represented Claimant school chef in the Luton County Court in a three day trial arising out of a Work Related Upper Limb Disorder claim.

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Represented Defendant local authority, successfully resisting Appeal from the Trial Judge's dismissal of a claim based on breaches of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (1998).


Ongoing case representing construction professional in quantum only, high six-figure claim, arising out of a fall from scaffolding on construction site.


Settled six-figure claim at JSM for Claimant against MOD, arising out of a claim in relation to defective work equipment.


Ongoing claim representing Claimant in significant six-figure clinical negligence claim against Health Authority and Consultant Surgeon arising out of failure to diagnose and/or treat appropriately.


Settled 6 figure CRPS claim at JSM arising out of accident at work.

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If you would like to instruct Nick Blake or would like help or advice in doing so, please call and talk to our excellent clerking team, led by senior clerk Alan Kilbey MBE. Our phone number is +44 (0)20 7583 9241. Alternatively, please email us at chambers@farrarsbuilding.co.uk

For more information about our clerking team, please click here for the clerks page.

Appointments & Memberships


  • Amateur Swimming Association’s Disciplinary, Disputes Resolution & Appeals panels
  • British Association for Sport & The Law
  • Personal Injury Bar Association

Directory Quotes


Nick is listed as a personal injury and clinical negligence leading junior in the Legal 500.

‘Highly experienced in multi-track claims.’
Legal 500 2016

‘Experienced in high-value employers’ liability, road traffic accident and deafness cases.’
Legal 500 2016

Legal 500 2016 Leading Individual

Personal Interests


Nick enjoys virtually any sport, playing himself or vicariously through his children. In particular football, rugby, triathlon, sailing & skiing.