Nic practises in most areas of civil/commercial litigation and in employment law. He has extensive trial experience and is known for his client skills and advocacy. He is an accredited and experienced mediator (CEDR).
Nic has acted for and advised clients on a wide range of issues and disputes. He has represented clients in many courts and tribunals and often in long and complex cases.
Nic has advised and represented a range of clients; including: government departments, national and international companies, insurers, investment companies, banks, local authorities, manufacturers, retailers, trustees, sporting clubs.
In appropriate cases, Nic will take instructions directly from clients, without an instructing solicitor. He can advise clients whether that is appropriate for them.
Between 2001 and 2010, Nic practised from Tanfield Chambers, a leading commercial and chancery barristers' chambers in London. He remains an associate member of Tanfield Chambers.
Nic has wide experience in commercial litigation work, including:
Nic is experienced in employment work, including:
Nic is an experienced CEDR accredited mediator. He has conducted commercial mediations in the UK and New Zealand. He has been appointed to the AMINZ Mediation Panel, the NZDRC Panel of Mediators, and the MBIE Weathertight Homes Tribunal panel of mediators.
Nic has been a member of the NZ Law Society Commercial and Business Law Committee since 2010, involved in reform proposals in areas of commercial and consumer law.
Nic has been a member of the NZCLE Litigation Skills Faculty since 2013.
Nic is a member of the Arbitrators' and Mediators' Institute of New Zealand (AMINZ).
Throughout his career, Nic has undertaken pro bono work for those who cannot afford to pay for legal advice or representation. Nic is committed to the principle of providing free representation in deserving cases.
"What a result! [The client] is really pleased"
"I just wanted to say how impressed I was with Nic Scampion. He was brilliant and did a great job …"
"Nic is able to identify the key issues, piece together different sources of information, recognise the relative values of different pieces of information, analyse complex information systematically, reach sound judgments, and grasp the essentials right from the outset …"
"Nic has repeatedly demonstrated his ability to cope under pressure, understand the local government political agenda, and act in ways that are compatible with local government goals …"
"Nic is a strong advocate. His oral expression is precise and succinct …"
"… [he is] effective and dynamic when it comes to cross-examination. He speaks with great clarity and fluency."
"Nic has exceptional interpersonal skills …"
"He has fostered good relations with our team and clients …"
"Nic is undoubtedly a high calibre advocate and a very pleasant person to work with …"
"The enthusiasm and commitment shown has been greatly appreciated by both the professional and private individuals involved …"
"Nic has a fantastic 100% [mediation] settlement record, despite the fact that the parties involved were often unrepresented …"
"I have nothing but praise for his professionalism, care and consideration…in what was a traumatic situation …"
"Bravo, your words, wisdom and legal magic resulted in …"
Nic has acted for:
Nic has conducted commercial mediations in the UK and in New Zealand. For example, he has successfully mediated:
Nic's recently reported cases include:
Barrister, Shortland Chambers - 2014 to present
Barrister, Tanfield Chambers, London - 2001 to present (Associate Tenant from 2010)
Tanfield Chambers is ranked as a leading set of chambers by Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners. Nic remains an Associate Tenant at Tanfield Chambers.
Wilson Harle Barristers & Solicitors, Auckland - 2010 to 2014
Nic joined Wilson Harle in 2010. Wilson Harle is a commercial litigation practice with a broad spectrum of expertise, covering most areas of commerce and international trade. It is recognised by the leading international law directories for its expertise in a number of practice areas.
Solicitor, Treasury Solicitor, London - 2000 to 2001
The Treasury Solicitor provides legal services to central government departments. Nic dealt with cases that involved matters of political sensitivity, public interest and legal importance.
Nic is often asked to appear as an expert in the media, including, Radio New Zealand, New Zealand Herald, the Financial Times and Sky News. His recent articles include:
BSc Hons (Bristol)
CPE/Dip Law (City, London)
BVC (College of Law, London)
Mediator (CEDR, London)
Barrister Sole: England & Wales 2001
Barrister Sole: New Zealand 2014