Nick BarracloughAs an experienced trial barrister, my job is to fight for my clients in court. I am known as a fearless advocate who is determined to get the best possible result for my clients. I’m based in chambers at 2 Bedford Row in London, and specialise in representing people accused of doing something wrong, whether the proceedings involve a criminal court or other tribunal such as a sports or regulatory board. The bulk of my practice involves defending people accused of very serious misconduct such as serious fraud or homicide. However, I’m often instructed privately in less serious cases. I was called to the Bar by the Inner Temple in 1990. As well as defending cases, I used to prosecute and was one of the first specialist rape prosecutors before being appointed as a top-grade (Level 4) prosecutor. That experience taught me how the police and prosecutors think, and what to look out for when preparing a defence case. Since then I’ve established myself as one of London’s leading criminal defence barristers with a wide ranging private and legal aid practice. I am registered with the Bar Council to accept direct access (public access) instructions, an accredited Pupil Supervisor (qualified to train barristers), and am recommended as a leading barrister by the Legal 500 directory. When not working, I try to find time to spend with family. I played or play most sports but particularly enjoy rugby (played for the Honourable Artillery Company), cricket (I coach colts at a Surrey Premier Division Cricket Club), Marathon running (training with Rafa, the family Catalan Sheepdog), tennis, squash and golf. I’m a life-long fan of a Premier League football team and enjoy writing novels – one day I hope to be published.
2 Bedford Row, WC1R 4BU London, United Kingdom