Mr Nicholas Harrison > Chambers of Richard Chapman KC > Manchester, England > Barrister Profile

Chambers of Richard Chapman KC
18 St John Street Chambers
M3 4EA
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Nick conducts a mixed practice of Civil and Chancery law with particular focus on Personal Injury litigation.

Experience in personal injury litigation

Prior to transferring to the Bar in 2016, Nick was a solicitor. He trained at Pannone & Partners in Manchester under Deirdre Healy and Carol Brooks-Johnson from 2002 and 2004, assisting in brain injury and fatal accident claims valued at in excess of £1m.

He worked at Aequitas Legal in Manchester between 2011 and 2015 before leaving to set up an advocacy-focused Bar Standards Board entity with a leading personal injury Silk.

During his years practising as a Solicitor, Nick conducted a mixed caseload of fast-track and multi-track cases including claims involving amputation, serious complex fracture and other serious injuries. He has also conducted fatal accident claims up to pleaded value of £2.5m.

In the year prior to transferring to the Bar, Nick handled a caseload of complex and high-value stress at work claims, including drafting pleadings and high-value schedules of loss.


Nick has significant trial experience in road traffic accident and credit hire claims (to multi-track value); personal injury fraud; occupiers’ liability and public liability claims.

Nick has also had success in applications arising from interpretation and application of MOJ portal/protocol rules including successful applications for exceptional costs.

Nick is happy to receive instructions from both Claimants and Defendants.

Nick is particularly experienced in dealing with costs budgets and will happily accept instructions for CCMCs and other case management hearings.

Cycling injury claims

Nick is a keen road cyclist and has raced at local road race level. He has significant experience in handling cycle injury claims. He has a deep knowledge of the culture of cycling.


Nick is happy to take instructions to attend inquests.

Sports Law

Nick has a developing interest in Sports Law.  In 2017, he was appointed by a selection panel to the Sports Resolutions UK Pro Bono Panel to assist athletes in: Anti-doping; Sports Discipline; Athlete Selection; and Player Contracts.  Nick is also a member of the Centre for Sports Law Research (Edge Hill University).

Chancery and commercial

Nick’s Chancery and Commercial practice focuses on: Debt matters; insolvency and bankruptcy; and general contractual disputes.