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Nicholas Hinchliffe KC

Year of call 1980, Middle Temple

Year of Silk 1999  

Areas of Expertise
Insurance Fraud, Personal Injury

'He has expertise in catastrophic head, spine and limb injury cases'

Legal 500, 2017

Frequently acts for insurers dealing with potentially fraudulent claims, while also representing claimants in catastrophic injury and industrial disease cases. "Able, experienced and does a very good job." "An excellent lawyer in the courtroom."

Chambers & Partners 2017

"Highly experienced in insurance fraud claims."

Legal 500, 2016

"Frequently acts for insurers dealing with potentially fraudulent claims, while also representing claimants in catastrophic injury and industrial disease cases. 'Able, experienced and does a very good job.' 'An excellent lawyer in the courtroom.'"

Chambers and Partners 2017

"Seasoned silk who acts for both claimants and defendants in catastrophic injury and industrial disease litigation. He particularly stands out for his knowledge of asbestos claims and cases involving solvent exposure. 'He is an excellent advocate specialising in high-value accident and complex industrial disease claims.' ' He cuts to the chase and is excellent in the courtroom.'"

Chambers and Partners 2016

"He is a terrific courtroom performer - he cuts to the chase." "He is an outstanding and robust silk."

Chambers & Partners 2015

"His tenacious cross-examination style is suited to related fraud claims."

Legal 500 2014

"He's a terrific courtroom performer - he cuts to the chase."

Chambers & Partners 2014

“Nicholas Hinchliffe KC is ‘a brilliant advocate who cuts right through the detail, and always exhibits quite impeccable judgement.’ He has a broad practice which takes in clinical negligence, industrial disease and multiparty cases.”

Chambers & Partners 2013


Legal 500 2012

"Nicholas Hinchliffe KC is an 'exceptionally tough nut to crack" according to opponents. As one commented: 'He is an excellent advocate who you can rely upon to be thoroughly prepared"

Chambers & Partners 2010

"Nicholas Hinchliffe KC is ‘great on his feet and his knowledge of legal issues is second to none’. His great strength lies in the fact that he ‘can identify weaknesses in opponents’ cases immediately and exploit them very well’."

Chambers & Partners 2009

"Nick Hinchliffe KC is listed in all recent Chambers & Partners’ directories as one of the leading silks on the Northern Circuit “Technically very able, Nick Hinchcliffe KC is skilled in cross examination."

Chambers & Partners 2006

"Nick Hinchcliffe KC recommended for his wide experience of both claimant and defendant work."

Chambers & Partners 2005

Nick Hinchliffe KC joined Chambers in 1980 and developed a widely based practice in his early years involving Crime, Employment and Personal Injury work. After 10 years he was specialising in Employment and Personal Injury and in the years before he took Silk in 1999 he was almost exclusively involved with Personal Injury work covering accidents, clinical negligence, industrial disease and multi-party cases. He developed a particular understanding of asbestos related conditions, solvent exposure and work related limb disorders.

In Silk, Nick has returned to his roots as an Advocate and has received instruction in Employment, Personal Injury and Criminal cases. He recently completed a successful defence of murder after a 3 months trial at the Old Bailey.

In Personal Injury work he represents Claimants and Insurers. He has developed a particular reputation in civil fraud claims due to his tenacious cross-examination. Nick is listed in Chambers and Partners' Directory 2006 and 2005 as one of the leading personal injury Silks on the Northern Circuit.


Mr Nicholas Hinchliffe K.C is a practising barrister, who is regulated by the Bar Standards Board. Details of information held by the BSB about Mr Nicholas Hinchliffe Q.C can be found here.

Mr Nicholas Hinchliffe K.C's clerks will happily provide no obligation quotations for all legal services that he provides. Their contact details can be found here. It is most common for Mr Nicholas Hinchliffe K.C to undertake any Court or Mediation services and advisory work for a brief fee plus refresher days For any advisory work including paperwork and conferences it is most commonly charged at an hourly rate although fixed fees are available. Conditional Fee Agreements and Damages Based Agreements will be considered in cases with favourable prospects of success. Mr Nicholas Hinchliffe K.C will typically return paperwork within 14 days, however professional commitments, complexity and volume of documentation can affect these approximate timescales.


He has a particular interest in firearm cases based upon his experience as an International Target Rifle Marksman, having represented Great Britain and England on many occasions.


King's Counsel (1999)


Personal Injury Bar Association


LLB (Hons), Manchester University

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