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Nicholas Macklam

| Call 2013

Profile: Overview

Nick joined Radcliffe Chambers in October 2014. He has a busy advisory and litigation practice which covers the full range of Chambers' practice areas, with a particular focus on (1) trusts, wills and estates, (2) tax, (3) pensions, (4) insolvency and commercial disputes, and (5) property (including landlord and tenant). He is regularly instructed to represent clients in the High Court, the County Court and specialist tribunals and regulatory panels. In 2017 he was appointed to HM Attorney General's C Panel of Counsel to the Crown.

Cases and Work of Note

Nick's current and recent instructions include:

In 2015 Nick was seconded to the Court of Appeal as a judicial assistant for two judicial terms, where he was assigned to Lord Justice Longmore. During this time he worked on a number of important appeals, including:


Qualifications and appointments

2006 – 2009: LLB (First Class), University of Reading

2009 – 2010: BCL, St Hugh’s College, Oxford

2011 – 2013: BPTC (Outstanding), The University of Law

2015: Judicial Assistant to the Court of Appeal (Lord Justice Longmore)

2017 – present: Junior Counsel to the Crown (HM Attorney General's C Panel)

Prizes and other experience

Nick is a contributing author to LexisNexis online publications.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Nick spent three years working as a research assistant at the Law Commission. During that time he worked on law reform projects on the law of easements, covenants and profits à prendre, the Electronic Communications Code, and rights of light. The role involved drafting consultation papers and reports, legal research and policy formulation. He also assisted the Ministry of Justice with the passage through Parliament of the Trusts (Capital and Income) Act 2013.

Nick has authored and contributed to a number of published articles and notes on property, trust and human rights law. He has presented papers on these topics at conferences and seminars throughout the country. Whilst working at the Law Commission Nick gave tutorials on land law at the University of Reading (2010 – 2011).

Nick was called to the Bar by Lincoln’s Inn in 2013 and has benefited from several of the Inn’s scholarships and prizes, including a Lord Denning Scholarship, a Hardwicke Entrance Award, a Buchanan Prize and a Wolfson Scholarship.

Nick was awarded prizes for coming top of his year in land law and equity & trusts as an undergraduate. He also received a prize for his general examination performance. Whilst at Oxford Nick received the highest mark in his year for his advanced property and trusts paper.



Lincoln’s Inn, Chancery Bar Association, Association of Pension Lawyers, Denning Society

Other details

Bar membership number: 61343

VAT registration number: 182 8316 93


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