Nicholas Griffin QC

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QEB News: Nicholas Griffin QC interviewed on Today Programme.
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QEB News: Nicholas Griffin QC joins QEB Hollis Whiteman
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Nicholas Griffin QC: news

Nicholas Griffin QC joins QEB Hollis Whiteman
4.1.2016

Nicholas Griffin QC is joining QEB Hollis Whiteman on 1st January, 2016. Head of chambers Mark Ellison QC comments: ‘We are delighted to welcome Nicholas, a popular advocate who has outstanding expertise in both civil and criminal law. His involvement in some of the most prominent and sensitive public inquiries reinforces our already formidable strength in this area.’

Nicholas has been instructed by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (chaired by Dame Lowell Goddard) as a member of the panel of Queen’s Counsel to be called upon to lead in relation to specific case studies over the next five years. He has been instructed to represent the Home Office in the Undercover Policing Inquiry (chaired by Lord Justice Pitchford). Nicholas is also instructed by the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry (chaired by Frances Oldham QC) as an expert witness  to review an area of the evidence, draft a report and give oral evidence.

He was also instructed in the Bloody Sunday Inquiry and the inquiry into the murder of Irish solicitor Rosemary Nelson by terrorists.

Nicholas’s notable cases include the Phone Hacking trial (R v Brooks, Coulson & Others) in which he successfully defended Stuart Kuttner, former News of the World managing editor. He also represented defendants in the Guantánamo Bay litigation in the High Court in 2011 (Al Rawi & Others v Security Service, Secret Intelligence Service, Attorney General, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Home Office).

“He is the best leader of a large team, is an incredibly persuasive advocate and has a great breadth of range in his expertise.” “He is very easy to deal with and an attractive advocate.” – Chambers UK (2016)


Notable cases:

R v Brooks, Coulson & Others, Central Criminal Court (2014)
The Phone Hacking trial

Al Rawi & Others v Security Service, Secret Intelligence Service, Attorney General, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Home Office, High Court (2011)
Guantánamo Bay litigation

The Rosemary Nelson Inquiry (2011)
Representing chief constable and large number of police officers involved in investigation of murder.

The Bloody Sunday Inquiry (1998- (2010)
Representing a large number of soldiers of all ranks, including several who were alleged unlawfully to have killed demonstra

Articles:

No safe havens? Pt2. Corporate facilitation of tax evasion: the new frontier.
Part 2 of a special two part analysis published by the New Law Journal on 17.11.2017 (www.NewLawJournal)
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No safe havens? Pt1.Corporate facilitation of tax evasion: the new frontier.
Part 1 of a special two part analysis published by the New Law Journal on 10.11.2017 (www.NewLawJournal)
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