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  • Nicholas Yapp

    Nicholas Yapp
    Head of Dispute Resolution Department, Partner, London

    Commercial Disputes, Personal Litigation

    T. +44 (0) 20 7493 6151

Nicholas is the Head of the Dispute Resolution Department and qualified as a solicitor in 1981 and has 37 years post qualification experience, many of them as a litigator. He joined Gordon Dadds from Davenport Lyons in 2014 and has particular expertise in retail motor industry disputes.

Nicholas also has considerable expertise in consumer, corporate and personal insolvency and employment law related matters, including advising on senior executive departures and restrictive covenants issues. His professional experience includes acting in the multi-jurisdictional Interoil SA cases in 2005 and 2006, involving a multi-million dollar claim, and an arbitration case that gave rise to ‘the Dadourian guidelines’ on the exercise of the court’s discretion to grant permission to a claimant seeking to enforce a Worldwide Freezing Order abroad.

He joined Ince from another leading law firm in 2014.

Highlight matters

  • Advising in the long running and highly publicised bitter family dispute (7 years) centred on the Sherlock Holmes Museum, London .
  • Advising a company providing an international cryptocurrency payment platform, which suffered a € multimillion alleged fraud against it.
  • Advising an electronic money service provider concerning a US$ multimillion claim against a merchant service provider

Legal directory quote

"Able to handle difficult cases and clients." legal 500 UK 


"No problem is the same and there is no “one size fits all” solution-minds are like parachutes-they work best when they are open. I keep an open mind and think laterally."

Professional associations & memberships

London Solicitor Litigation Association

What you may not know about Nicholas

He is a keen fisherman.  

Commercial Disputes, Personal Litigation


Legal 500

Education (University):
Reading University /College of Law

English, French