Barrister Nick Jack

Nick Jack

Year of call: 2002  

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“An exceptional advocate with the ability to quickly put his clients at ease.”

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Overview


Nick Jack has over 12 years experience in family law. He has developed an outstanding reputation for his work in Public Law cases, as well a wealth of experience in Private Law children work, including permanent removal applications; internal relocation cases and Hague Convention cases.

Nick is regularly instructed by local authorities as well as parents and Guardians in Care Proceedings. Nick is known for his highly approachable manner with both his solicitors and clients, quickly putting them at ease.

Nick has also established a busy Direct Access practice, regularly receiving instructions in all areas of Private Law work.

Child & Family

Child & Family


Nick has over 12 years experience in family law. He has developed an outstanding reputation for his work in Public Law cases as well a wealth of experience in Private Law children work, including permanent removal applications; internal relocation cases and Hague Convention cases.

Nick is regularly instructed by local authorities as well as parents and Guardians in Care Proceedings. Nick is known for his  highly approachable manner with both his solicitors and clients, quickly putting them at ease. Nick has also established a busy Direct Access practice, regularly receiving instructions in all areas of Private Law work.

Child & Family Cases


  • Re C (2016): Nick was led by Rachel Langdale QC, representing the father in a ‘fact finding hearing’ concerning the death of his baby. The hearing ran for 4 weeks with over 35 witnesses. The father was exonerated from causing the injuries to the baby.
  • Re L (2014): Nick represented a mother who was accused, together with the father, of inflicting 5 separate fractures to her 6 week old daughter. Nick successfully cleared the mother of any wrong doing and her children were returned to her care within 2 weeks.
  • Re R (2013): Nick represented a local authority who took the care of new-born child conceived through rape. The mother did not wish to care for the child and sought her adoption. The case was complicated by the identification and location of the putative father. The matter was transferred to the High Court.
  • Re J (2011): The case concerned multiple skull fracture, retinal haemorrhages and subdural haematomas. Nick represented the father who was accused of inflicting the injuries. I successfully cleared the father of any wrong doing and established that the mother had inflicted the injuries. The son was subsequently placed in his father’s care. The case was thereafter used as a ‘test case’ highlighting the need for complete medical disclosure.
  • Re C (2010): Nick was led by Barbara Connolly QC, in a case for a local authority concerning complex and multiple fractures to a baby. Together they were able to identify the perpetrator of the injuries leading to the child being safely returned to the mother’s care.
  • W (A Child) [2007] EWCA Civ 1255: Nick represented a mother in Care proceedings. The case concerned the manner in which evidence was adduced through the Children’s Guardian. The father successfully appealed the decision of the lower court.
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How to get in touch


For more information please contact our clerks by calling +44 (0) 20 7242 3555 or email: familyclerks@7br.co.uk

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