Partners and Senior Management
Nick Parker LLB, LLM
- Commercial Litigation
Nick Parker is a Partner and head of our highly regarded and Legal 500 rated Dispute Resolution team.
Nick has extensive experience in a wide range of commercial litigation disputes.
Nick joined Berry Smith in 1992 and has been a Partner since 1996. He holds a Masters degree in Advanced Litigation and has been appointed a Deputy District Judge.
Nick is also an experienced mediator of commercial and civil disputes, and is a non-executive director of ADR Net Limited, one of the leading nationwide providers of mediation in the UK. He is also a member of the Civil Mediation Council.
His mediation website is at: www.nickparkermediator.com
Nick is also an experienced lecturer and trainer, delivering training courses to several hundred solicitors each year across the UK on legal and business issues.
- Numerous contract disputes including sale of goods and services, retention of title, misrepresentation
- A technical and contractual dispute in relation to a coal recovery project that resulted in a 10 week High Court trial
- Public procurement High Court claims brought against government departments and local authorities to challenge the award of contracts following a tender process under the Public Contracts Regulations 2006
- Representation of a company during an Office of Fair Trading investigation under the Competition Act 1998, including an extensive electronic disclosure process
- A contract dispute worth in the region of £3 million regarding product liability claim relating to the alleged supply of a high volume of defective goods by our client
- Numerous Intellectual Property disputes including patent disputes, design rights, copyright and passing off issues including applications for injunctions and damages
- Numerous insolvency related cases including claims for misfeasance, wrongful and insolvent trading for insolvency practitioners and individuals, and representing former directors in cases brought for their disqualification to act as directors under the Directors Disqualification Act 1986
- A number of cases against former employees of companies who have set up in competition with their former employer in breach of restrictive covenants or common law duties resulting in injunctive proceedings to enforce contractual provisions and claims for damages