Degree: LL.B Bristol
Year of call and Inn: 1992; Gray’s Inn
Professional Membership: Western Circuit, PIBA, FLBA, ELA
Nick Sproull specialises in matrimonial finance, undertaking work in complex or large-asset cases for privately-funded clients only.
He appears in Court from First Appointment, through FDR to Final Hearing. In 2012 he conducted 30 FDRs and 26 Final Hearings. He appears regularly against QCs and senior juniors from the leading Chambers in London, the South West and Wales.
As well as appearing in Court, Nick advises in writing and in conference, he drafts pre-nuptial agreements, represents clients at round-table meetings and presents regular lectures and seminars.
Nick is a member of Chambers’ panel of senior barristers who conduct private FDRs.
Nick has been appearing in employment cases for over 20 years and it remains a significant part of his practice. He acts exclusively for Respondents in the public sector.
His particular areas of expertise are discrimination, unfair dismissal and procedure, having appeared in the leading case of DSFRS v Tilke  EWCA Civ 1402, taking the case all the way from the Employment Tribunal, through the Employment Appeal Tribunal to a successful conclusion in the Court of Appeal.
Cases of particular interest include:
Wiltshire County Council v Mundy UKEAT/0228/04/DM (unfair dismissal)
South Gloucestershire Council v Bennett UKEAT 0276/06 (quantum)
Clarke v South Gloucestershire Council UKEAT/0201/06MAA (race discrimination)
Miller v The Governing Body of the Ridings School UKEAT/0204/08/JOJ (adequacy of reasons)
Grahams Garden Machinery Ltd v Warne UKEAT/0155/10/DM (fresh evidence on appeal, review, costs)
Nick acts exclusively for Claimants. He has particular expertise in Employer’s Liability and Occupier’s Liability. He has a significant paperwork practice.
Cases of interest include:
Higgs v Foster  EWCA Civ 843 (liability of an occupier to a trespasser)
Davis v Schrogin  EWCA Civ 974 (contributory negligence in a road traffic accident).
Nicholas Sproull is licensed to accept work under the Public Access scheme. Click here for further details about the Public Access scheme.
“praised for his calm, measured approach which can diffuse any difficult situation”
“an incredibly eloquent advocate,”
“can think outside the box to try to find the best solution for the client.”
Chambers and Partners 2013
“punches way above his call”
Legal 500 2012
“energetic, decisive, extremely hard-working and effective”
Chambers and Partners 2012
“extremely effective in complex financial cases”
“calm and confident manner is always well received by clients”
Legal 500 2011
“expert in high-value ancillary relief”
Legal 500 2010
“Calm, sensible and pragmatic.”
Chambers and Partners 2010
“well-followed in high-value ancillary relief.”
Legal 500 2009
“calm and relaxed yet extremely thorough approach”. Onlookers are impressed by his “brilliant, incisive style” and the fact that “he really knows his stuff.”
Chambers and Partners 2009
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