Nicholas Dugdale (1992) 

Membership Status: Barrister - Full Member

General Information

A member of the Fast & Multi-Track Advocacy Team at Clerksroom having joined from London chambers in 2004, Nicholas has a wealth of experience. He lives in West Sussex, covering the County Courts and the High Court in London and the South East across the South coast down to Bournemouth. Nicholas is happy to travel to any UK court for a fast or multi-track hearing. Nicholas has been an advocate for 35 years.

Nicholas has, by design, a wide-ranging general civil and commercial practice.  The following is necessarily merely illustrative of his recent experience:


Defending tour operators against claims under the relevant regulations, including a claim of sexual assault by a foreign employee



Professional Indemnity




About Nicholas

Nicholas was first qualified in New Zealand where he practised as a barrister and solicitor. In the mid 1980s he moved to Melbourne where he was admitted to practise and became an Associate  in commercial litigation for a large American law firm. In 1988 he arrived in London where he was again admitted as a solicitor and worked in the construction litigation departments of two leading firms before undertaking pupillage and being called to the Bar in 1992. Nicholas saw the light and abandoned commuting to chambers in London in 2004.  He lives in rural West Sussex.  Nicholas is the Organiser of the (BE affiliated) Rackham Horse Trials, and thus has both a personal and professional interest in horses.


Nicholas {Dugdale] was at his very best on Friday at the RCJ. As a result we won the application for leave to appeal and the appeal itself. I know that I can always rely on Nicholas in the most challenging circumstances and Friday was, for Connells, a difficult hearing. HH Judge Hand QC was listening to every breath of Nicholas’ advocacy and his usual meticulous and forensic approach to the facts, the law and the CPR was clearly evident and was the reason for our winning the day. Thought you should know that Connells appreciates the service provided by Clerksroom.

Julian Kelbrick, Group Company Solicitor Connells Estate Agents

[client] was most impressed by your [Nicholas Dugdale] competent assistance and the outcome.

Tracey Priestman Minster Law

Nicholas Dugdale (1992)

phone01823 247 247

Qualified in 1992