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St John's Chambers

Nicholas Pointon

Bristol, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 2 departments

Barrister profile for UK Bar 2021

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UK Bar
Chancery - Western (Bar)

Band 3

Nicholas Pointon        
Commercial and chancery barrister specialising in domestic and international arbitration, commercial and contractual disputes, and private international law. His practice has a strong cross-border focus and he works regularly on cases involving offshore jurisdictions.
Strengths: "He is a rising star at the Chancery Bar." "Highly regarded both when advising and as an advocate. He is not afraid to say what he thinks."
Recent work: Defended proceedings brought by Swiss executors for access to privileged files held by a Jersey Advocate, following the death of a businessman domiciled in Switzerland.
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Commercial Dispute Resolution - Western (Bar)

Band 2

Nicholas Pointon
Handles matters from all angles of commercial law, including contractual disputes and probate work concerning offshore jurisdictions, especially the Channel Islands. He also regularly appears in both domestic and international arbitrations. He is known for the clarity of his explanations and the remarkable speed with which he operates.
Strengths: "He has a good way of thinking through legal problems and coming up with good arguments in difficult cases." "His black letter legal knowledge is fantastic; he's exceptionally well read and up to date."
Recent work: Acted in a complex claim for injunctive relief arising out of highly confidential documents stolen and disseminated to parties and their lawyers in various European jurisdictions.
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