Nick Lockett is a barrister and solicitor. He is currently with ADL Solicitors (ADLSOLICITORS.COM).

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).

Nick Lockett qualified from university as a biologist and became a successful merchant banker, subsequently re-qualifying and practicing as a barrister for many years in the Inner Temple before being headhunted by a large American law firm to head up their commercial and internet practice in the UK and transferring therefore to be a solicitor. He also practiced for 2 years in Brussels where he obtained a detailed knowledge of the workings of the European Commission and law-making at a community level. He now operates his own boutique law firm with Italian avvocato Gerardo Aprovitolo specialising in commercial law (see below).  

During the. early days of the Covid19 crisis, Nick Lockett was instrumental together with long-standing friend & barrister colleague, Manus Egan, in founding the Association of Pandemic Lawyers, an association of solicitors’ firms and barristers  with the purpose of providing a co-ordinated and well resourced service offering legal advice and assistance on all legal aspects of the COVID19 crisis during the lockdown and thereafter and covering employment issues, insurance  (and denial of cover) issues, health and safety issues, breach of contract and force majeure issues, solvency issues and other legal matters arising from the COVID19 pandemic.





artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI, also machine intelligenceMI) is intelligence demonstrated by machinesand applied when a machine mimics “cognitive” functions that humans associate with other human minds, such as “learning” and “problem solving”



Commercial law, also known as business law or corporate law and includes employment law, partnership law, company law, contract drafting and disputes over contracts and all law relating to business. Nick Lockett has written numerous books on the area and represented thousands of commercial clients successfully.

internet & e-commerce

“Nick Lockett was the first UK lawyer to specialise in the internet in 1992 and the author of Netlaw – Online Business Law and the UK section of the World Online Business Law Handbook


Employment law regulates the relationship between employers and employees. It governs what employers can expect from employees, what employers can ask employees to do, andemployees‘ rights at work.


Originally qualified as a barrister, Nick Lockett is a specialist in complex litigation and particularly litigation involving high tech issues, internet, intellectual property and emerging technologies (inc A.I.).


Whether you want your intellectual property protected or someone has run off with your intellectual property …or whether you are accused of running off with someone else’s intellectual property, Nick Lockett has a ealth of  experience. Not sure if you can use IP? Call Nick


“Providing advice and legal support in all aspects of insurance  law over the last 30 years, Nick has an extensive knowledge of regulations, rules, contracts and requirements in insurance and the methodology used to interpret insurance clauses.


Typical of the leading edge of knowledge, a specialist in crypto-currencies and the blockchain. 




“Nick and I have been friends, colleagues and client-and-employer now for more years than I care to remember… I’ve worked for him, and he’s worked for me; and now we’re in business together. Throughout all that time and in all those roles, Nick has been a stalwart friend, confidante and advisor. He tells me when I’m planning something stupid, and he advises me on the best way to attain any objective. Trying to do my role without Nick would be like trying to work with my eyes closed and one hand tied – and that applies to almost every role I’ve done in the years since he and I first started bounding ideas off of one another.


Nick is a more than competent lawyer, an expert in the field of business and in IT – the perfect combination for any modern business. I can’t recommend him highly enough – be that to provide individual advice, services to start-ups, or legal provision for established operations.


An all round expert and a thoroughly nice person!”



“Nick combines encyclopoedic legal knowledege, quick witted intelligence, indepth IT knowledge
and brilliant public speaking skills. He has been a great asset in any of the Information Security seminars
I have asked him to present at. He has the ability to distill legal complexity and put them in context and plain



Nick has been our Intellectual Property Counsel for over 15 years and has been an invaluable source of advice during that time and provides excellent value for money. I don’t know what we’d do, or what we would have done over the years, without him.



Wesley harriS

Nick is our first point of call, He does’t jump to conclusions only to change his mind but carefully considers the issues arising and provides sound, sensible business advice which can be relied upon at all time. Certainly one of the cleverest lawyers we have ever dealt with.

W.Harris Direc