Nick Lockett originally qualified as a biologist in 1982 and became a successful merchant banker and worked in early Guernsey as a specialist in trust and companies and then in start-up and biotech investments
During the 1980s he qualified as a merchant banker (Institute of Bankers) and investment manager (London School of Investment) where he gained one of the highest marks ever given.
He was a compliance officer for 3 years until leaving to re-qualify in 1992 as a barrister, (being called to Inner Temple in 1993),
In 2002, he was headhunted by top US law-firm Sidley & Austin to head up the Internet, Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property department when he also re-qualified as a solicitor.
In addition to his time as a barrister and with Sidley & Austin , he spent 2 years in Brussels with McDermott Will & Emery Stanbrook where he expanded his knowledge of competition law under Clive Stanbrook QC and obtained a detailed knowledge of the workings of the European Commission and law-making at a community level.
Now with ADLSolicitors.com, which he founded, he operates his own boutique law firm with Italian avvocato Gerardo Aprovitolo specialising in many different fields of commercial law.
In 1993, he developed the first internet-served court order.
He is the only lawyer in the UK ever (so far as we know) to have held concurrent practicing permissions both as a barrister and solicitor (done with special permissions from Bar Council and Law Society in order for him to complete a retrial of a case of special public importance).
Neil BarrettNick and I have been friends as well as client-attorney for more years than I care to remember. I've worked for his as expert witness and he has worked for me as legal counsel in my businesses. Throughout all of that time, Nick has been a stalwart friend, confidante and expert adviser. when I'm about to do something ill-advised, he's there advising against it - his understanding of business issues is way beyond most lawyers, reflecting his pre-law commercial experience. Working without him is like trying to work with my eyes closed - and that applies to almost every role I do.
Nick is more than a competent lawyer, he is a specialist lawyer. I cannot recommend his highly enough.
I have worked with Nick over nearly 10 years and his legal expertise is remarkable, Unlike many lawyers who will tell you that your case is sound only to change their minds after spending thousands, Nick doesn't jump to conclusions and carefully considers the legal issues as well as understanding the commercial impact of decisions taken. His advice is sound, sensible and reliable. A clever personable lawyer and one I would highly recommend.
He combines encyclopaedic legal knowledge with quick witted intelligence, indepth IT knowledge and brilliant communication & public speaking skills. He has been a great asset to our company development and we love his ability to distil complex legal matters into plain English.
Nick has been our intellectual property Counsel for over 15 years during which time we have never lost a case and he has got us out of many difficulties. He provides prompt excellent value legal services generally and I wouldn't have known what to do over the years without his help.
Nick has been our intellectual property Counsel for over 15 years during which time we have never lost a case and he has got us out of many difficulties. He provides prompt excellent value legal services generally and I wouldn't have known what to do over the years without his help