Nik qualified as a solicitor in 1994 after a training contract with a commercial firm in Bloomsbury, since when he has specialised in housing law including an initial period working in local government before becoming a legal aid housing lawyer from 1996.
Nik worked for Shelter’s legal department for 11 years until 2013. He has provided training in various specialist areas of housing law to other legal and housing professionals and continues to be a Shelter trainer. He has served on the management committee of the Housing Law Practitioners’ Association.
His practice encompasses all types of housing law work and he welcomes challenges such as to push the boundaries of what may be achieved using housing law to obtain remedies and good outcomes for his clients. He conducts all aspects of his casework including, where appropriate, preparation of court documents and advocacy and also carries out work in a team environment with counsel, colleagues and other housing professionals.