About Nick Clarke
Born and raised in Chester, Nick read Jurisprudence (Law) at Wadham College, Oxford.
The commercial work he undertakes includes drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts (particularly warehousing and distribution contracts), shareholder agreements, partnership agreements and agency agreements.
He deals with a variety of commercial disputes including shareholder disputes, partnership disputes and disputes in the logistics sector. Through the firm’s close connection to the UK Warehousing Association, Nick has considerable experience of resolving disputes involving liens and situations where customers of warehouse keepers have become insolvent. In addition, he has handled numerous professional negligence claims including against accountants, solicitors, architects and financial advisers.
Nick’s approach to disputes is to first understand his client’s objectives and plan a strategy to achieve them. He is a firm believer that dispute resolution is about much more than Court procedures, but is about finding cost effective solutions to the problems clients face.
In terms of insolvency, Nick acts for insolvency practitioners, directors of insolvent companies and individuals and companies with financial difficulties. He advises on claims to recoup assets in bankruptcies and corporate insolvencies (acting for both insolvency practitioners pursuing such claims and individuals resisting them, though not at the same time!) and on the procedures available to assist companies and individuals with financial problems, particularly IVAs and CVAs.
On 1st May 2019 Nick became Senior Partner having been with the firm nearly 20 years and in this capacity he is a member of our management board.
Nick Clarke is listed as a recommended individual for Dispute resolution – Commercial litigation – Elsewhere in the North West.
Nick Clarke is listed as a recommended individual for Finance – Insolvency and corporate recovery – Elsewhere in the North West.