Nick joined Temple Garden Chambers in 2021 and accepts instructions in all of Chambers’ core areas of work, which cover a wide range of private and public law matters.

Having worked for the UK Civil Aviation Authority, Nick also has extensive experience in the regulation of civil aviation as well as inquests arising from air accidents.

Before being admitted to the Bar of England and Wales, Nick practised criminal law in New Zealand, working as a Crown Prosecutor at the Manukau Crown Solicitor’s Office.


  • University of Auckland BA/LLB (Hons)
  • BTT, BPP Law School (2019)

Professional Memberships

  • Administrative Law Bar Association (ALBA)
  • Personal Injury Bar Association (PIBA)

TGC Clinical Negligence Newsletter – Second Issue

16th November 2021

Please see link below to the latest edition of the TGC Clinical Negligence Newsletter.

View External Link

Pupillage Zoom Q&A

17th January 2022

Temple Garden Chambers is hosting a Virtual Q&A for aspiring barristers who are considering applying for pupillage at TGC. The event will be via Zoom on Wednesday 19th January, from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

Read more

TGC Clinical Negligence Newsletter – Second Issue, November 2021

16th November 2021

Welcome to the latest edition of the TGC Clinical Negligence Newsletter.

As (some measure of) normality has returned to life, there has been an explosion of reported cases of interest to clinical negligence and personal injury practitioners.
We are all now getting used to some of the benefits of ‘mixed working’ (actually being able to work whilst waiting for a delivery!), combined with the relief of seeing friends and colleagues once more. Recent experience suggests that there will continue to be a combination of ‘in-person’ and remote conferences, JSMs/mediations and hearings but it would appear that the courts are unlikely to have as many remote trials as envisaged.
Medical negligence cases arising during the pandemic are now starting to be presented, with an added layer of complexity due to the strained resources during the pandemic. They are likely to keep practitioners busy in the months and years to come.
Whilst the volume of work dials up, however, we can at least now holiday abroad again (or, of course, somewhere equally as exciting like Kent), albeit with the novel fear of catching the lurgy just before, or during, the trip almost equalling any excitement.

Fortunately, if you have to self-isolate, you can now console yourself with this bumper edition of articles, case summaries and case reviews. This edition also includes a review of some older cases (such as Reaney) to remind practitioners of their importance, as well as a study of how the seminal case of Montgomery is being (and has been) applied by the Courts.

Read more

View External Link

TGC Welcomes New Junior Tenant

9th July 2021

Temple Garden Chambers is delighted to announce that Nicholas Dobbs has accepted an invitation to join chambers after successfully completing pupillage.

GDPR Privacy Notice

When you choose to instruct me in your case, I will need to collect and hold your personal information in order to represent you. I will take all possible steps to protect your personal information. I am determined to do nothing that would infringe your rights or undermine your trust. This Privacy Notice describes the information I collect about you, how it is used and shared, and your rights regarding it.


I am registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) as a Data Controller for the personal data that I hold and process as a barrister. My registered address is Temple Garden Chambers, 1 Harcourt Buildings, London, EC4Y 9DA and my registration number is ZA830176.


The vast majority of the information that I hold about you is provided to or gathered by us in the course of your case, proceedings or any related matter. Your solicitor and/or I will tell you why we need the information and how we will use it.


The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires all organisations that process personal data to have a Lawful Basis for doing so. The Lawful Bases identified in the GDPR are:

  • Consent of the data subject
  • Performance of a contract with the data subject or to take steps to enter into a contract
  • Compliance with a legal obligation
  • To protect the vital interests of a data subject or another person
  • Performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
  • The legitimate interests of myself, or a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests, rights or freedoms of the data subject.

Examples of Legitimate Interests Include:

  • Where the data subject is a client or in the service of the controller;
  • The internal administration of my business (for example, the receipt of personal information by my clerks in order to manage my diary);
  • Keeping records of the services I provide (for example, in order to provide information to you, your legal team, a professional body, my professional indemnity insurer, or the ICO, in the event of a problem with the services I provide)
  • Transmission within a group of undertakings for internal administrative purposes;
  • Processing necessary to ensure network and information security, including preventing unauthorised access;
  • Processing to prevent fraud and reporting possible criminal acts or threats to public security; and
  • Reporting possible criminal acts or threats to public security.

My Lawful Bases Are:

  • Consent of the data subject
  • Performance of a contract with the data subject or to take steps to enter into a contract
  • Compliance with a legal obligation
  • To protect the vital interests of a data subject or another person
  • The legitimate interests of myself, of my business as a barrister, or a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests, rights or freedoms of the data subject.


  • Provide legal advice and representation;
  • Assist in training pupils and mini-pupils;
  • Investigate and address your concerns;
  • Respond to any legitimate requests from my regulatory body (the Bar Standards Board);
  • Communicate with you about news, updates and events;
  • Investigate or address legal proceedings relating to your use of my services/products, or as otherwise allowed by applicable law;

I do not use automated decision-making in the processing of your personal data.

I collect and process both personal data and special categories of personal data as defined in the GDPR. This includes:

  • Name;
  • Email;
  • Phone number;
  • Address;
  • Payment or bank details;
  • Employment records;
  • Social services involvement;
  • Date of birth;
  • Location details;
  • Device IP address;
  • Racial or ethnic origin;
  • Political opinions;
  • Religious or philosophical beliefs;
  • Trade Union membership;
  • Data concerning sex life and sexual orientation;
  • Genetic or biometric data;
  • Data concerning legal claims made, for example asylum;
  • Financial information;
  • Medical Records; and
  • Criminal Records.


  • Instructing solicitors;
  • Pupils or mini pupils, under my training;
  • Opposing Counsel, for the purposes of resolving the case;
  • My Chambers management and staff who provide administrative services;
  • My regulator, legal advisors, professional indemnity insurer or the ICO, in the event of a dispute or other legal matter;
  • Judges and court staff;
  • Witnesses and expert witnesses;
  • Law enforcement officials, government authorities, or other third parties to meet my legal obligations; and
  • Any other party where I ask you and you consent to the sharing.

Pupil barristers and mini pupils are made aware that they are under a strict duty of confidentiality in relation to any information they come across in the course of their training. I will always do my utmost to ensure the confidentiality of your personal information and will share with the pupil or mini pupil only the minimum amount of information necessary to provide training. I will always ask them to permanently delete any such information I provide them after the case has finished. Please inform me by email or post if you would prefer your case not to be used by me for training purposes and I will not use it in that way.


I do not transfer any personal data to third countries or international organisations.


I retain your personal data while you remain a client unless you ask me to delete it. My Retention and Disposal Policy (copy available on request) details how long I hold data for and how I dispose of it when it no longer needs to be held. I will delete or anonymise your information at your request unless:

  • There is an unresolved issue, such as claim or dispute;
  • I am legally required to; or
  • There are overriding legitimate business interests, including but not limited to fraud prevention and protecting customers’ safety and security.


The General Data Protection Regulation gives you specific rights around your personal data. For example, you have to be informed about the information I hold and what I use it for, you can ask for a copy of the personal information I hold about you, you can ask us to correct any inaccuracies with the personal data I hold, you can ask us to stop sending you direct mail, or emails, or in some circumstances ask us to stop processing your details. Finally, if I do something irregular or improper with your personal data you can seek compensation for any distress you are caused or loss you have incurred. You can find out more information from the ICO’s website http://ico.org.uk/for_the_public/personal_information and this is the organisation that you can complain to if you are unhappy with how I dealt with you.


You may request access to, correction of, or a copy of your information by contacting me at my registered address (above).


You may opt out of receiving emails and other messages from my Chambers by following the instructions in those messages.


Cookies are small text files that are stored on your browser or device by websites, apps, online media, and advertisements. The Chambers website use cookies to:

  • Validate users;
  • Remember user preferences and settings;
  • Determine frequency of accessing our content;
  • Measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns; and
  • Analyse site visits and trends.


I will occasionally update my Privacy Notice. When I make significant changes, I will publish the updated Notice on my website profile.