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Chambers of Christopher Kennedy QC

MANCHESTER, M3 4DN, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0161 955 9000
Fax:
Fax 0161 955 9001
DX:
14326 MANCHESTER-3
Email:
Web:
www.9sjs.com

Nicola Gatto

Tel:
Work 0161 955 9000
Email:
Web:
www.9sjs.com
9 St John Street (Chambers of Christopher Kennedy QC)

Position

Criminal team. During her time in London, Miss Gatto dealt with matters of extreme complexity and delicacy, ranging from child sex abuse cases to murder; led other junior counsel in a ten-week trial which, of itself, was instrumental in bringing about the inclusion of sections of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act following the acquittal of the defendants. Recent cases have included conspiracy to supply heroin, where issues included participating informants, Human Rights Act issues/fairness of public interest immunity hearings; a gold bullion certificate fraud involving certificates purporting to cover some 2,500 metric tonnes of gold bullion, where the defendant was a Nigerian doctor and the defence evidence was given by way of a video link from America; representation of a female charged with large-scale drug conspiracy who was HIV positive and dying – attracted much media attention, as she was chained to a hospital bed due to bail being refused; represented parents charged with murder/manslaughter – where the parents refused conventional medicine for a diabetic child and treated with homeopathic medicine and the trial of a defendant charged in connection with alleged satanic ritual abuse in Epping Forest. Miss Gatto was junior counsel for the defence in the trial of the Soho Bomber at the Old Bailey.

Career

Called 1987; Middle Temple.

Education

University of Birmingham (LLB Hons).


Regional Bar : Northern Circuit

Crime

Within: Crime – Leading juniors

Nicola Gatto - 9 St John StreetHer practice includes serious sexual offences, murder and drugs conspiracies.

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