Partner & Supervising Solicitor
Nick joined Burton Copeland in 2009, working alongside Gwyn Lewis in the regulatory and motor prosecution team.
Nick sought to diversify his role and became a Duty Solicitor, regularly attending Police Stations and Courts throughout England and Wales. Presently his experience covers a range of regulatory, coronial and white collar areas. Nick handles cases with international scope and multi-agency investigations, having experience in matters brought by the Serious Fraud Office, the National Crime Agency, Crown Prosecution Service, UKAD, IPCC and HMRC
Nick boasts a formidable success rate in defending complex and technical offences and acts regularly for a number of high profile individuals and companies. Nick is renowned for his professional approach, tactically astute advice and resolute advocacy.
R v S – Representing a client involved in a high profile multi million pound HMRC investigation.
R v L– Defending a police officer accused of Causing Serious Injury whilst Dangerous Driving, during a high speed response. Client acquitted after trial.
R v B – Defending a professional driver charged with causing death by careless driving after he turned across an oncoming motorbike, resulting in the death of the pillion. Client acquitted after trial.
R v A – Defending a police officer charged with dangerous driving during a high speed pursuit that resulted in a collision. Client acquitted after trial. The Officer was convicted of the lesser offence careless driving but ‘Special Reasons’ were argued so he was awarded an absolute discharge with no fine, penalty points or disqualification.
R v S – Successfully defending a professional sportsman accused of causing death by dangerous driving after falling asleep and colliding with another vehicle.
R v S – Defending a client seen on CCTV snorting a white substance and driving. Successfully argued that a procedural error rendered the toxicology report inadmissible leaving no evidence of drugs. Case withdrawn and client acquitted.
R v H – Defending a professional sportsman accused of failing to provide driver details. Successfully appealed the conviction
R v H – Successfully arguing after appeal, under the ‘slip rule’ that inadequate service rendered a speeding conviction unsafe. Client acquitted.
R v P– Defending a football player for an allegation of speeding. Despite admitting being the driver, technical issues concerning the service of a notice of intended prosecution allowed for a successful acquittal.
Details of some of the cases and press reports are below:
“Hi Nick, This is just to say a massive massive thank you to you, Julian and Hannah for all you have done for me. Brain injury is a subject even the professionals are unsure about, so for you to believe in me and work so hard on my case and do all you have done for me, even I am lost for words. You may have only been ‘doing your jobs’ but for me it’s a life changer. A million thank you’s and then some. Also a special mention to Hannah who I have only just met, but she was fab on the day. Lovely woman. Right I’ll say goodbye. (I’ll miss this!) Massive fond regards Davena”
Nick Terry was good and knew how to deal with this allegation from the start, he was always a step ahead throughout.
Mr Hussain – West Midlands
Having completed a customer satisfaction survey, I feel I need to write a letter to express my gratitude and appreciation for all the hard work carried out by Erin during the case. Her commitment and drive to put the case together was exemplary and over the two and a half years of constant reading, discussion and guiding me through the legal process, I could not give any negative comments towards her work ethics. To add to this my QC, Nick Clarke commenting upon receiving his case transcript from Erin, that it was the best he had ever received, which is testament to Erin’s work and dedication. Her communication skills and in fact, her personality, in my opinion, puts her ahead of all other solicitors I have met and is a credit to Burton Copeland. If I am ever asked to recommend a solicitor, I would have no hesitation in recommending Erin.