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Broadway House Chambers

Chambers of Rodney Ferm

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729860 BRADFORD-22
Bradford, Leeds
Broadway House Chambers (Chambers of Rodney Ferm), Nigel Hamilton, Bradford, ENGLAND

Nigel Hamilton

Work 01274 722560
Broadway House Chambers (Chambers of Rodney Ferm)


Prosecutes and defends in all areas across the criminal spectrum, including cases of violence, dishonesty, public order offences and drugs. Grade 3 Crown prosecutor, a member of the Attorney General’s list of prosecuting counsel and has experience of handling cases involving child witnesses and vulnerable defendants. Has a particular niche in crimes involving the use of motor vehicles. Has appeared in a number of cases resulting from road traffic accidents involving death and serious injury, and has particular expertise in cases involving difficult and complex arguments regarding causation. Has appeared in several notable cases involving driving while impaired by drink or drugs and is often instructed by solicitors as the counsel of choice in Magistrates Courts in road traffic matters across the North Eastern Circuit are and beyond. Aside from his specialist areas, Nigel’s practice is a broad one. Regularly instructed in cases involving technical points of law, procedural irregularities and arguments involving abuse of process, and has expertise in dealing with asset forfeiture and civil cash seizures under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. Outside of the criminal law, Nigel has represented professionals in disciplinary tribunals with a high rate of success. Cases of note include: R v Wright (Daniel) EWCA Crim 3153; R v Andrew Browne, Leeds Crown Court [2011]; R v Aaron Gaffey, Bradford Crown Court [2011]; R v Christopher Harris & ors, Bradford Crown Court [2010] (reported as Attorney General’s reference no32, EWCA Crim 380); R v Mazhar Abbas, Bradford Crown Court [2009]; R v Sean Smith, Bradford Crown Court [2009]; R v Sean Smith, Bradford Crown Court [2007]; R v Paul Dewhirst, Bradford Crown Court [2006].


Called 2004, Inner Temple. Prior to qualifying as a barrister, Nigel worked within the worldwide purchasing division of General Motors, and before joining chambers as a pupil, worked in the criminal litigation department of a prominent firm of solicitors in Sheffield.


Criminal Bar Association; North Eastern Circuit.


Loughborough University (BA Hons, management sciences); University of East Anglia (2003 PGDL); Nottingham Law School (2004 BVC).

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