Nicholas Bacon QC


Nicholas Bacon QC is a barrister at 4 New Square Chambers and is a leading silk in his specialised field of costs. He has appeared in practically all of the most important costs funding cases in recent years. His costs practice is well juxtaposed to his professional negligence work with particular emphasis on solicitorsâ?? negligence, both for and against solicitors. This includes solicitorsâ?? regulatory and disciplinary work.

Prior to taking silk in 2010, Nicholas was described as â??Undoubtedly the best-known junior in the field,â?. This high acclaim has continued. In 2011 he was described in the Legal 500 as â??a guru on costs mattersâ??, Four New Square â?¦.houses two of the top practitioners in the field. New QC Nicholas Bacon QC receives praise from all quarters - â??an exceptional practitionerâ??, â??he responds quickly and thinks quicklyâ??. Bacon is instructed on the £100m costs claim arising out of the Trafigura group litigationâ? .

Chambers and Partners comment â??The "enormously likeable" Nicholas Bacon QC continues to consolidate his practice after last year's elevation to silk. "A deservedly popular choice of counsel," he is "a vigorous defender of his clients' interests."

Famed for his encyclopaedic knowledge of costs law, he has â??an impressive analytical eye, which he uses to great effect when on his feet.â? Clients particularly take a shine to his â??bold and forceful advocacy style,â? as it "reassures them that he is always fighting their corner hard.â? (Chambers and Partners: 2008). â??Hardworking, energetic and steeped in costs law, Nicholas Bacon has probably the biggest costs practice at the Bar and â??solicitors like him enormouslyâ?. (Legal 500: 2005) â??An experienced and formidable opponent who lives and breaths costs appeared in many leading casesâ? (Legal 500: 2004) â??Knows the subject backwardsâ?? and is the leading player, with a string of important recent cases to his nameâ? (Legal 500: 2003).

Contact details

020 7822 2047

Areas of Practice

Dispute Resolution
Practice Compliance

Year Qualified


Year appointed QC



Law LLB(Hons) Essex


Member of the Civil Procedure Rules Committee, High Court Assessor on Costs Appeals Member of the Joint Tribunal (Bar Council/Law Society) on fee disp