Criminal defence barristers London or best criminal defence barrister London is sometimes all that someone will type into a search engine when looking for a barrister. Alternatively, someone charged with a drugs case might search for a term such as barrister drugs London.

So what should you look for when choosing a barrister to represent you? Experience and a proven track record is a good starting point. I’ve fought hundreds of trials. Being approachable and straightforward, I’m in demand as a barrister who can communicate with clients, juries and judges alike. I’m also known for my trial skills, judgement, tactical thinking, hard work and determination. And I have vast experience and expert legal knowledge.

Criminal Defence Barristers London

What You Can Expect From One Of The Best Barristers In London

As one of the best criminal defence barristers London has to offer, I work from chambers at 2 Bedford Row in central London. This is “one of the best – if not the single best – sets in London” with a “dazzling array of leading criminal advocates”. The Legal 500 directory recommends me as one of the leading criminal defence barristers in London, a barrister who “never misses a point” and “Bright, hardworking and an accomplished advocate”. I have acted in many serious and high-profile cases in London and other parts of England and Wales – last year I defended in the longest-running trial in the country (a fraud).  My only aim is to achieve what a client wants. That’s why solicitors and clients return to me for advice and representation.

Whilst I have experience in most areas of criminal law, my main areas of expertise are:

  • Fraud, white collar crime and money laundering
  • Criminal appeals
  • Murder and manslaughter
  • Drugs offences
  • Slavery and people trafficking
  • Case involving sexual allegations
  • Regulatory law
  • Proceeds of Crime and Confiscation
  • Offences against the person
  • Road traffic offences and dangerous driving


Experienced, Versatile And Professional – One Of The Best Criminal Defence Barrister Services London Has To Offer

In the past, the CPS instructed me to prosecute serious criminal cases as a top “Grade 4” and “Specialist Rape Prosecutor”, but now I’m known as one of the best criminal defence barrister London and the South of England has. My prosecuting experience has taught me how a prosecutor thinks – this can be priceless information when planning tactics in a defence case.

I can be doing a murder trial in the Old Bailey one week, and a fraud case the next. I’m also known for my expertise in defending rape and sexual assault cases, and have had special training in the cross-examination of vulnerable witnesses, children and complainants in sexual offence cases.

Looking For Excellence In Criminal Defence Barristers London Wide? Contact Nick Barraclough

This website provides information about me and the work I’ve done.  I am very happy to discuss a case to see whether I can help you – I will offer an honest, straightforward opinion. I can be contacted by email or phone, and will always reply promptly.  If I am unavailable then my clerks in chambers are on the end of a phone to help with any questions.  Members of the public can now instruct me direct – without the need for a solicitor; this can save money and time.  Just an email or phone call will put you in touch with one of the top criminal defence barristers London wide.