Nicola Greaney > Chambers of Charlie Cory-Wright KC and Richard Harwood KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile
39 Essex Chambers Offices
39 Essex Chambers
81 CHANCERY LANE
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Barrister specialising in all areas of public and administrative law (including health, local government, community care, education, telecommunications, prisons, information law) professional discipline and regulatory law, clinical negligence, personal injury, costs incapacity cases. Appointed attorney general’s A panel 2012.
Called 2000; Inner Temple; tenant at 39 Essex Street from October 2000.
Fluent German, French, basic Italian.
Liberty, Association of Women Barristers; ALBA; ARDL; PIBA.
King Edward VI Grammar School, Chelmsford; New Hall, Cambridge (1995 Part 1 French and German; 1998 Law BA Hons); Inns of Court School of Law (1999 BUC).
Tennis, theatre, swimming, photography.
Lawyer Rankings(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4
39 Essex Chambers strengthened its position as one of the leading sets for costs law with its recruitment of renowned costs litigation silk Simon Browne KC in December 2021. His is a name associated with the most high-profile contentious cost cases of the past ten years and his addition bolsters a set that already had a notable forte in cost aspects of group litigation, an area of increasing popularity in the legal market. Vikram Sachdeva KC is another costs silk at chambers and has expertise in commercial costs, disciplinary costs, and costs in public law. He acted for the claimant in R (Raqeeb) v Barts Health NHS Trust, a follow-on from the high-profile litigation concerning the continued provision of care to a brain-damaged child, dealing with the question as to whether common costs can be recovered for a judicial review (for which there is a costs order) where a best interests case was being run concurrently. Shaman Kapoor recently acted for the claimant in in Patel v Karmakar, a dispute between solicitors concerning repayment of an outstanding loan which was advanced against work in progress. The case represents an important development of principle in the law on solicitors acting in their own cases and the rate of recovery for their work. Nicola Greaney focuses her costs work within her areas of strength: professional discipline and court of protection, clinical negligence and personal injury.
Nicola Greaney –39 Essex Chambers ‘Nicola is technically very adept, with the ability to assess a large number of papers and summarise the applicable issues. Her written work is excellent and model of clarity.‘(Personal injury - Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4 (Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2 (Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3
Nicola Greaney –39 Essex Chambers ‘Nicola has excellent technical abilities and is very persuasive in both written and oral argument. She is always willing to assist, has an excellent manner with clients and does not shy away from difficult conversations.’