Nigel ffitch QVRM TD (1996)

Nigel ffitch QVRM TD (1996)

QVRM TD LLB (Hons) Lond, Member of APIL Dorchester, Dorset
Membership Status: Barrister - Full Member Qualified in 1996


General Information

Nigel is a specialist in Personal Injury and also undertakes a wide range of civil common law areas. He is head of the Credit Hire Group. Previous experience as a Royal Marines Officer and a successful career as a commercial director of a limited company allow him to combine a pragmatic approach with a commercial awareness of litigation. Nigel is client focused & service driven. Areas include:

Personal Injury, including:

  • Employer Liability
  • Public Liability
  • Fatal Accident Claims
  • Road Traffic Act Litigation
  • Negligence

Civil & Commercial, including:

  • Credit Hire - Head of Credit Hire Group
  • Consumer Credit
  • Contract
  • Sale of Goods Act
  • Costs
  • Insurance


Personal Injury specialist dealing with both Claimants and Defendants with cases noted in professional texts.

Acted for Claimants against both the MoJ and the MoD, where his extensive military background provides a unique depth of experience and understanding.

Fully involved with Low Velocity Impact litigation.

Costs - Detailed Assessments - Experienced in acting for both paying and receiving parties in SCCO and regional cost centres, including acting for the NHS LA in disputed Bills of up to £900,000.

Acted for the Prison Officers' Association in Aricle 2 death in custody inquests.

Dealt extensively with Consumer Credit Act issues, including advising on, and drafting, a number of consumer credit and credit hire agreements.


Available for in-house CPD training sessions.


Member, Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) since 2004.


Prior to joining the Bar, Nigel served as a Royal Marines officer and as a commercial director of a company specialising in the importation, distribution and supply of a wide range of packaging machines and packaging consumables. Until recently Nigel was a serving officer in the Territorial Army (Army Reserve) in the rank of Colonel. Amongst his many appointments he has served as a member of the Directing Staff at the Joint Services Command and Staff College and commanded an Infantry battalion of some 600 volunteer soldiers and staff. During his time in command he was responsible for the training, welfare and mobilisation of over 200 soldiers for operational service in Afghanistan and Iraq.

He was awarded the Territorial Decoration in 1995 and the Queen's Volunteer Reserves Medal in the Queens Birthday Honours List 2007. He was decorated by Her Majesty at an Investiture at Buckingham Palace in December 2007.  In his spare time he enjoys climbing and fell walking.

Credit Hire Article - click link to read Nigel's August 2013 article: "Relief From Sanctions - The New Overriding Objective and CPR 3.9 In Action"



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