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Nik Carle



+44 (0)115 976 6143


Nik is an experienced professional negligence litigator, acting for and against advisers across the full business spectrum, with a focus on claims involving solicitors, brokers, surveyors, valuers and estate agents. Nik also advises on complex insurance policy disputes.

Nik is also a qualified arbitrator and is admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb). He is listed on the CEDR Panel for commercial arbitration work, accepting contractual and ad-hoc appointments for business-to-business disputes. As an ADR Official, Nik has adjudicated on over 500 consumer disputes, across CEDR’s Aviation, WATRS and CISAS Schemes.


Featured experience

Barclays v Savills Private Finance and others

Acting for valuers in Barclays –v- Savills Private Finance and others – one of The Lawyer magazine’s “Top 20 trials” of 2012.

LGSS annual conference 2014

Presenting on surveyor & valuer negligence claims and risk management at the Legal & General Surveying Services (LGSS) Annual Conference 2014.

Litigation against a conveyancing solicitor

Acting in litigation against a conveyancing solicitor where, before the clients’ purchase, the solicitor failed to advise about the presence of a high-pressure, mainline fuel pipe running underneath the garden of the property the clients were buying.

RICS - personal liability cases

Acting on instructions from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in a spate of personal liability cases that sought to extend the principles in Merrett v. Babb. Culminated in a successful High Court appeal in Summit Advances v. David E. Bush in February 2015.