Nicholas Saunders
Year of call: 1989

Nicholas Saunders is an experienced and persuasive advocate who undertakes commercial work at all levels. He has been a specialist in all areas of shipping and aviation law throughout his career at the Bar, and has achieved success in courts and arbitrations up to and including the House of Lords (as was).

He is also experienced at mediations and he has a particular experience in matters of costs, with extensive experience of detailed assessments.

As a former RAF pilot, Nicholas brings invaluable practical knowledge and experience to his work. Most of his work has an international dimension, and he is happy to accept instructions to appear abroad if required.

Areas of practice

  • Commercial law: His practice has a particular focus on, but is not limited to, shipping and aviation law
  • Personal injury law: Marine and aviation accidents; workplace accidents; injuries in the armed forces

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His work

Nicholas is widely regarded as a safe pair of hands.  Professional and lay clients find him highly approachable, and he makes it his business to give advice in useful and practical terms.  He wins the confidence of judges and arbitrators before whom he appears by the straightforward and clear presentation of his client’s case.

What others say 

"He is extremely thorough and nothing is too much trouble for him": Legal 500 2017

"An expert in aviation and shipping law": Legal 500 2016

"Recommended for his expertise in shipping and aviation law": Legal 500 2015

"A specialist in marine and aviation law": The Legal 500 2014

LLB: Hull LLM: Cambridge
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