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)