UK Legal 500 2012
UK Legal 500 2010 and 2011
Instructing solicitor 2008
UK Legal 500 2007
Nina is the Deputy Head of Chambers at Garden Court North.
She is a criminal defence practitioner of considerable experience, instructed as leading and junior counsel in cases involving allegations of murder, manslaughter, drugs (manufacture, importation and supply) serious fraud, computer misuse and cases involving allegations of serious violence (including child cruelty) and sexual impropriety. She has extensive Court of Appeal and CCRC experience and has also been instructed as junior counsel in the Supreme Court.
Nina has extensive experience and specialist expertise in cases where the complex issues relating to linked criminal and family court proceedings arise, including those which concern Hague Convention proceedings (international child abduction).
Nina has a particular interest in issues arising from the prosecution and detention of young people and those with learning or mental health difficulties or otherwise seen as vulnerable. She also has experience of defending criminal prosecutions arising from the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
Nina is frequently briefed to defend where criminal allegations arise in the course of a defendant’s professional life, including instructions from solicitors retained by unions and professional associations to defend their members. She has defended numerous teaching and health care professionals in cases alleging violence, sexual assault, negligence and cruelty.
Nina has defended a number of individuals accused of computer misuse, whether motivated by financial, political or idealogical aims. Examples include cases relating to the notorious “Darkmarket” website and the prosecution of computer activist members of ‘Anonymous’.
Nina is also regularly asked to teach and lecture professionals and students on a variety of topics.
Recent criminal cases have included:
Leading junior in crime: Northern (2012)
focuses on human rights and civil liberties cases
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Leading junior in crime : Northern (2011)
is recommended as a criminal practitioner whose "
preparation work is most comprehensive"
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Leading junior in crime : Northern (2010)
described as "
a conscientious, capable and committed defender"
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Leading junior in crime (2007)
described as "
conscientious and ahead of the game"
UK Legal 500 2007 edition.
Articles, media comment and speaking engagements
Has undertaken specialist training in the use of intermediaries for witnesses in criminal trials.
Law Society / LAPG / LAG Legal Aid Still Available Leaflet
Now on Twitter
13/5/15 Abuse of process argument succeeds in prosecution under common law where statutory offence would also apply
11/5/15 Victor Nealon and Sam Hallam (miscarriage compensation) Test Case to be heard this week
Haldane "Child Sex Abuse Inquiry" Lecture panel feat. Pete Weatherby QC 21.5.15
Pete Weatherby QC speaking at Prisoners' Advice Service annual panel discussion 19.5.15
GCN Crime team speaking at Criminal Law Friendly Society conferences (Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham)
20/4/15 Matt Stanbury on Bad News for Good Character
20/3/15 Sex Offender Notification Reviews Guidance
16/3/15 Victor Nealon: permission granted in test case for compensation for miscarriage of justice
4/3/15 Joe Markus appointed to Equality and Human Rights Commission Panel of Counsel
26/2/15 S222 injunction to restrain begging in Leeds City Centre discharged by High Court
23/2/15 Prisoner adjudication decision quashed
16/2/15 Extension of Workers Registration Scheme was unlawful; EU workers
13/2/15 Rory O'Ryan appointed as Deputy Upper Tribunal Judge
5/2/15 Zimran Samuel contributes to "Now That You Know Say NO To FGM" short film
27/1/15 Permission granted in homelessness affordability appeal
26/1/15 CCMS Resources page
19/1/15 Victor Nealon - refusal of compensation for miscarriage of justice
13/1/15 Kate Stone on Human Rights and Arms Trade Treaty
5/1/15 GCN move to Blackfriars House profiled in M.E.N
15/12/14 Gudanaviciene (exceptional funding)
10/12/14 Pete Weatherby QC and Vijay Jagadesham in Landmark Supreme Court decision on ISP Prisoners
5/12/14 UT decision on Bereavement Benefits and telephone marriage
24/11/14 Natalie Wilkins "New immigration tribunal procedure rules" (Free Movement blog)
13/11/14 Permission to appeal granted in benefits case
12/11/14 Joseph Markus and Natalie Wilkins join chambers
11/11/14 Successful exceptional funding application
3/11/14 Chambers UK 2015 recommends GCN in Band 1
28/10/14 Inquest finds failures in prison mental health services
21/10/14 David Campion on JR of Employment Tribunal fees
10/10/14 Pete Weatherby QC wins Legal 500 Regional Silk Award 2014
9/10/14 Zimran Samuel wins Family Law Junior Barrister of the Year 2014
" in Legal 500 2014
26/9/14 Legal Aid, Labour and a 'manifesto for hope'
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Haldane Human Rights Lecture "Child Sex Abuse Inquiry: a road to justice?"
19 May 2015 >>
Prisoners' Advice Service fifth annual panel discussion
Criminal Law Friendly Society Crime Conferences Spring 2015
Garden Court North Chambers 3rd Floor, Blackfriars House, Parsonage, Manchester, M3 2JA