May 1975


He was educated at Bancrofts School in Woodford Green, London, followed by Chelmsford College, London University from 1972 to 1975, where he graduated with a LLB (Hons).

April 1997


Nigel was appointed to the rank of Queen's Counsel

December 1997

Crown Court Recorder

Nigel was appointed as a Crown Court Recorder by the Lord Chancellors Department

January 2007

Remarkable Acquittal Rate

During an 18 month period (2007-2009), Nigel acquired 9 acquittals, mainly at the Old Bailey, during high profile cut throat defence cases.

January 2009

Governor Bencher

Appointed Governor Bencher of the Inner Temple.

March 2012

UK’s Largest Ponzi Scheme

Counsel to Mr. Pruthi in the largest ever English Ponzi scheme allegedly defrauding investors of £115million

September 2012

Criminal Bar Association

Appointment Vice Chairman of the Criminal Bar Association

June 2013

Oxford University

Represented a student suffering from a disability (ADHD) at disciplinary tribunal, accused of cheating in end of year exams.

September 2013

Criminal Bar Assocation

Appointment Chairman of the Criminal Bar Association

February 2014

Legal Aid Cuts

Led the Criminal Bar Association in talks with judiciary and the Government

March 2015

Joint Acquittals

Back-to-back acquittals in joint enterprise murder trials

July 2015

Film Tax Fraud

Representing a city trader investor in a film tax fraud against HMRC

September 2015

Operation Hornet

Instructed in Operation Hornet for an accountant charged with Conspiracy to Defraud arising from activities at HBOS.