Nick Routh obtained a first degree in Computer Studies before pursuing a career in the Royal Navy, where he passed out 4th in his year at Dartmouth. He had appointments within the School of Mechanical Engineering and as an Instructor at the Royal Navy’s basic training establishment before being seconded to the Royal Marines. During this time he taught a range of subjects from Nuclear Physics, to Human Rights and the Geneva Convention, to Interrogation techiques - the latter have proved to be very useful in his later career, particularly when questioning the opposing side in court! In 1996 his branch of the Navy disbanded and this was an ideal opportunity for him to pursue a legal career.
He completed an accelerated Law Degree within two years at Southampton University, obtaining a first in his dissertation. He then trained to become a Barrister in London and was called to the Bar in 1999.
As a keen motorcyclist (riding since 1990) he was happy to join a specialist personal injury practice in 2000, also taking on their employment, family and private client (Wills and trusts) work. He cross-qualified as a Solicitor in 2002 and became a Partner in 2006. During this time he realised he wanted to spend more time working in other areas of law and so left at the end of 2008 to set up his own practice. Since then the new practice, Routh Clarke Solicitors, has gone from strength to strength and has become even more focused on providing a very high level of service and customer satisfaction. Nick's strengths lay in his ability to empathise with his clients and knowing how to speak plainly, cutting out most of the "legalese", so his clients totally understand what is happening with their case. He understands the emotional turmoil most cases bring; he tries to guide his clients through this, whilst ensuring they are aware of what courts and other agencies will want to see happen in their situation. His realistic, yet hopeful approach, is one clients appreciate and that's why referrals provide most of his new clients.
While with the Marines he started undertaking Triathlons, culminating in a Half Ironman in his first season, as well as representing the Royal Navy in Hockey and Tennis. He has continued to enjoy swimming, cycling and running. He did the London to Brighton cycle race in 2008 and re-commenced Triathlons in 2010 which built up to him completing the Mallorcan Ironman in September 2015. A snapped Achilles has curtailed his Ironmans for a while, but he plans to do a half in 2021. He spends his free time with his family, walking his dogs and ensuring his garden does not become a jungle.
In late 2012, he and his family decided to move from Buckinghamshire back to the Southwest, to be closer to family and friends. He still deals with clients from all over the country and prides himself on providing the same exceptional level of service to his clients no matter where they are based.
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