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Overview

Nikhil completed his undergraduate degree in Law and French Law at The Queen’s College, Oxford and the University of Paris – Panthéon Assas.  After the BPTC he undertook a Master of Laws LL.M in Medical Law at King’s College London, where his Research Essay was on the direct liability of institutions for medical negligence.

During pupillage, Nikhil undertook a wide range of work on both the Small Claims and Fast Tracks, as well as applications in larger matters on the Multi Track.  He prepared Statements of Case, Advices and Skeleton Arguments for his supervisors in all areas of Chambers’ work, and he intends to develop a broad-based civil practice.  He is therefore a member of all specialist Teams in Chambers.

Away from the Bar, Nikhil enjoys skiing, travel and SCUBA diving.

Overview

Nikhil completed his undergraduate degree in Law and French Law at The Queen's College, Oxford and the University of Paris – Panthéon Assas. After the BPTC he undertook a Master of Laws LL.M in Medical Law at King's College London, where his Research Essay was on the direct liability of institutions for medical negligence.

During pupillage, Nikhil undertook a wide range of work on both the Small Claims and Fast Tracks, as well as applications in larger matters on the Multi Track. He prepared Statements of Case, Advices and Skeleton Arguments for his supervisors in all areas of Chambers' work, and he intends to develop a broad-based civil practice. He is therefore a member of all specialist Teams in Chambers.

He is registered with the Bar Council to undertake Direct Access work and is able to receive instructions directly from lay clients, as well as those on the traditional professional client basis.

Away from the Bar, Nikhil enjoys skiing, travel and SCUBA diving.

Personal Injury

Nikhil practises primarily in personal injury law. He has appeared in several Fast Track trials, and has appeared in other hearings in Multi Track matters. In addition, he has drafted statements of case and advised on issues involving Highways, Employers Liability and Public Liability. He acts for both Claimants and Defendants, and is happy to act on a Conditional Fee basis where appropriate.

Clinical Negligence

Clinical negligence is an area in which Nikhil intends to develop a large part of his practice. He completed his Master's Degree in Medical Law, and has already been able to put this to good effect, advising and drafting in Multi Track clinical negligence work in his own right, in addition to the experience he gained in pupillage.

Commercial

Nikhil has appeared in the County Court in several trials in the commercial sphere, particularly in the construction field. He has also advised in relation to such cases, and welcomes the opportunity to be involved from an early stage, guiding the direction of the case. Additionally, Nikhil has recently been involved in insolvency matters, and finds this a very interesting field in which to practise.

Credit Hire

A large part of Nikhil's practice has a credit hire element, whether for Claimants or Defendants. He is well-versed in the law on this area, and has appeared at all levels of the County Court to argue it. In addition, he has advised on appeals from first-instance decisions.

Employment

Having studied Labour Law at both Oxford and Paris, Nikhil was keen to put this academic knowledge to effective use. As a result, before commencing pupillage, he volunteered at the Free Representation Unit, taking on over a dozen cases, ranging from one-day unfair dismissal claims, through to multi-day discrimination trials. In addition, he appeared three times in the Employment Appeal Tribunal:

  • McKerrow -v- Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust - UKEAT/0387/11/RN - Supperstone J.
  • Ojeke -v- Partnerships in Care Ltd - UKEAT/0198/12/JOJ - HHJ Peter Clark
  • Beardshall -v- Rotherham MBC - UKEAT/0073/12/ZT - Cox J.

Costs

Nikhil has attended numerous Costs Case Management Conferences, for both Claimants and Defendants, as well as Detailed Assessments. He is keen to pursue this area of practice further, and is acutely aware of its importance in civil litigation.

Housing

Nikhil has appeared on numerous occasions in housing matters in the County Court, both for Local Authorities and private landlords, and is keen to further this area of practice.

He is happy to give talks and seminars on areas of interest to clients.

Notable Cases

Areas of Work

  • Personal Injury
  • Commercial
  • Credit Hire
  • Employment
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Costs
  • Housing

Recent News

  • Successful Defence in Costs Assessment

    Nikhil Arora, instructed by Keoghs, successfully resists claimants’ applications for their costs to be assessed – as opposed to fixed – when the defendant accepts their Part 36 offers after the expiry of the 21 day period. The Claimants were limited to Fixed Recoverable Costs, in accordance with CPR 45.29A. HHJ Tindal gave the Claimants permission to appeal.

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