Nicholas Heaton > Hogan Lovells International LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Work Department

Competition Law: Litigation (London (Firms))
Pensions Litigation (UK-wide)




Nicholas leads the ‘excellent, top-notch’ competition litigation practice in London. His extensive experience litigating before the High Court and the Competition Appeals Tribunal enables him to represent clients in a wide range of industries, from financial and industrial to transport and technology.

Nicholas is a commercial litigator and a recognized leader in the fields of Antitrust and Competition Litigation, Pensions litigation and Professional liability litigation. His depth of experience gives Nicholas a true understanding of client’s issues.

If you are facing a pensions dispute, then Nicholas is a go-to litigator. Nicholas “regularly features in the headline pensions disputes in any given year” and his experience includes the full range of pension related proceedings. His cases often result in ground-breaking decisions with far-reaching implications. Nicholas is an active member of the Pensions Litigation Committee of the Association of Pension Lawyers and regularly comments on pension and professional indemnity issues. 

Nicholas is described as ‘technically brilliant’ in the field of professional negligence. His legal representation covers lawyers, accountants, pensions professionals, actuaries and investment managers. Nicholas’ wealth of experience means he can guide clients through any issue they may face.

Nicholas’ involvement at the leading edge of legal developments allows him to keep his clients fully informed. Nicholas and the team have been on the front-line addressing the new Consumer Rights Act, working to inform clients of the implications for their businesses.

Don’t just take our word for it. Nicholas’ work is recognized amongst both peers and clients and sees him ranked by Legal 500 and Chambers in the areas of Competition Litigation, Pensions Litigation and professional liability.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Competition litigation

(Leading individuals)

Nicholas HeatonHogan Lovells International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP is a top performer in handling follow-on and standalone damages claims. Market commentators praise practice head Nicholas Heaton for being ‘an amazing competition law practitioner’. Another key figure in the team is counsel Paul Chaplin, who has notable strengths in matters connected with sectors such as financial services and consumer goods. Complementing the strengths of the team in London is the wider global network; this is particularly evident in the area of global cartel investigations, where Chaplin and Christopher Hutton are the go-to contacts.

London > Insurance > Professional negligence

(Leading individuals)

Nicholas HeatonHogan Lovells International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP’s international practice advises on complex claims against solicitors, actuaries, pension professionals, property professionals, insurance brokers and accountants. Department head Nicholas Heaton operates a broad practice and is particularly experienced in pensions-related disputes. Angela Dimsdale Gill leads the firm’s pensions litigation practice.