Nick deals with a wide variety of commercial disputes. As well as dealing with general contract disputes, he specialises in professional negligence (not his own), shareholder disputes and partnership disputes, particularly those in the healthcare field (where a lifetime of reluctantly listening to his family of medics talk shop is finally paying off).
Nick also has experience in insolvency litigation, statutory demands and winding up petitions and so often deals with corporate administration, liquidation and personal bankruptcy. He has brought and defended claims against directors for breach of directors duties or misfeasance as well as defended CDDA actions.
Generally, if you're involved in any kind of dispute, Nick will be happy to weigh in on your side.
Nick mostly deals with commercial clients, although also acts on behalf of private individuals, particularly in business owner disputes or claims against directors. He is quick to build relationships with clients and takes a pragmatic approach to litigation. He also enjoys digging his heels in when the time requires.
In leading directories the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, Nick is recommended for his work in commercial litigation, insolvency and corporate recovery, professional negligence and healthcare.
In 2018, the Legal 500 identified him as a 'Next Generation Lawyer' in commercial litigation in Bristol and, in 2017, Chambers & Partners identified him as an 'Associate to Watch'.
"Nick Martindale is very bright and commercial." - Legal 500 (2021)
"Nick provided sound, pragmatic and timely advice through the many twists and turns of a protracted dispute." - Legal 500 (2021)
"Extremely personable" and "concise yet pragmatic" - Chambers & Partners (2019)
"Very thorough, very professional and a very good communicator." - Chambers & Partners (2018)
In January 2019, Nick was appointed as a fee paid Tribunal Judge in the Health, Education and Social Care Chamber.
He also heads-up VWV’s mixologist team and likes to take part in various team sports whenever he can, demonstrating a stark disparity between perceived and actual ability.