Nick’s practice is wide ranging and extensive. He gained experience fighting trials in Crown Courts throughout England and Wales, and has now proven his ability to manage voluminous and complex cases which require a strategic overview. He is sought in serious and privately funded cases, though still undertakes legal aid work.
Renowned for expertise in cases involving white collar crime and serious fraud.
Broke ground as defence in the first major slavery/servitude trial.
Seasoned defence barrister in numerous high-profile murder trials.
Numerous Court of Appeal appearances, frequent adviser on appeals.
Nick has been seconded to Lloyd’s of London Disciplinary Department
Experience with serious drugs cases including undercover operations.
Extensive experience of dealing with serious murder cases.
"Thank you, thank you, thank you. I can get on with my life now." - R v M (allegations made against a man of good character)
"Mr Barraclough demolished the witness – the evidence was taken apart." - R v K (Slavery case)
"Your cross examination was brilliant; I wouldn’t want to be questioned by you." - R v S (Mortgage fraud)
"I wanted to say, whatever the verdict, I am happy because I had a very good barrister." (The verdict was not guilty.) - R v M (Plenty of Fish date rape)
"[The client] attended our offices today and was very grateful for your assistance at Court. He described you as “stunning in court"." - R v T