Nick Blake

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

Legal 500

Personal Injury

Nick has a busy paperwork and Court based practice covering virtually every aspect of PI work. He has particular expertise in employer’s liability cases including industrial disease.  He is instructed by Claimant and Defendant solicitors and is content to take on multi-track work of any value. He has vast experience of the entire litigation cycle and is involved in all aspects, from pre-issue advice through to settlement at JSM or trial.

He is listed in the Legal 500 as a leading personal injury junior.

Some recent cases include:

B v B -2017-2019

Acting for the Claimant in a seven figure EL claim arising out of an accident at work on a construction site, resulting in multiple life changing injuries and involving experts in 9 disciplines.

W v V – 2018-2019

Acted for the Claimant in a PL claim arising out of an accident caused by malfunctioning gymnasium equipment. Neuropsychological evidence suggested that the Claimant suffered a traumatic brain injury, leading to early retirement and a significant loss of earnings claim. Liability and quantum in issue. Settled at JSM.

H v A  – 2018-2019

Acting in an EL claim for the Claimant who suffered a serious back injury in an accident while working at height resulting in permanent disability. Liability and quantum in issue.

B v P – 2018

Acted for the Claimant widow in a fatal accident case brought on behalf of herself and her infant children and arising out of a cyclist versus bus RTA. The case involved difficult issues on liability and quantum. Settled at JSM.

B v C – 2019

Acted for the Defendant in a claim arising out of an RTA in which the Claimant bus driver suffered significant physical and psychiatric injures, leaving him with significant permanent disability, when his vehicle was in collision with machinery which fell from the Defendant’s HGV. Settled at JSM

H v M – 2018-2019

Represented the Defendant in a claim pleaded at seven figures following an RTA as a result of which the Claimant alleged that he was suffering disabling physical, cognitive and psychological symptoms. Settled for a fraction of the pleaded value after exchange of medical evidence in 5 disciplines and disclosure of surveillance footage.

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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

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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.

‘Experienced in acting for claimants and defendants across a range of personal injury matters.’
Legal 500 2018

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

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

Personal Interests


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