Nicola Greaney > Chambers of Charlie Cory-Wright KC and Richard Harwood KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Charlie Cory-Wright KC and Richard Harwood KC
39 Essex Chambers


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

London Bar > Costs

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Nicola Greaney39 Essex ChambersShe is excellent in advisory work and on her feet, and can contend with complex facts with ease.

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.

London Bar > Court of Protection and community care

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Nicola Greaney39 Essex Chambers ‘Nicola is a refreshing barrister. She is excellent in advisory work and on her feet and can contend with complex facts with ease.’

London Bar > Professional disciplinary and regulatory law

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Nicola Greaney39 Essex ChambersNicola 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.

London Bar > Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud

(Personal injury - Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Nicola Greaney39 Essex ChambersNicola is exceptional. Her standout qualities are her clear, logical and analytical mind and her dedication to the job.’

London Bar > Administrative law and human rights

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Nicola Greaney39 Essex Chambers ‘Nicola is very good at the law, Judges respond well to advocacy and she is also good on the written submissions and arguments.

London Bar > Clinical negligence

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Nicola Greaney39 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.’