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Senior Lecturer, School of Law, University of Surrey

Nick qualified as a solicitor in Southampton. He was commissioned into the Army Legal Services and retired in the rank of Colonel. During his service his practice alternated between criminal prosecution (courts-martial), and advice on operational/law of armed conflict (from MOD to deployed forces). Following early retirement, Nick worked as a personal trainer helping people achieve their health and fitness goals before beginning his first teaching appointment at the University in 2014. He has also taught as a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Law. His academic interests include Public Law, Criminal Law, the Law of Evidence, Use of Force and International Humanitarian Law. He was the Oxford University Press Law Teacher of the Year for 2017.

Public Law 1 (Constitutional Law), Law of Evidence.

Departmental duties

Director Student Experience

Study Abroad Coordinator

Student Law Society Liaison Officer

The Law Society; UK Constitutional Law Association, Association of Law Teachers.

Selected Cases
War crimes:

R v Kenyon et al -

R v Wheelhouse and Leader -

Murder (assistant prosecutor): Martin v UK (2007) 44 EHRR 31.

Rape: Schofield v UK Application no. 8681/02 10 January 2006 -

Drugs importation: GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, DIVISION, ARMY EX PARTE RAYMOND CARBERY FALLS, R v. [1998] EWHC Admin 955 (14th October, 1998).


  • 2017–present
    Teaching Fellow, University of Surrey
  • 2016–2017
    Visiting Lecturer, University of Law
  • 2013–2016
    Associate lecturer, University of Surrey
  • 1991–2011
    Legal Officer, Army Legal Services


  • 2008 
    LSE, LLM
  • 1991 
    Admitted, Solicitor

Professional Memberships

  • Law Society
  • UK Constitutional Law Association
  • Association of Law Teachers