Mr Nicholas Walker > Chambers of Bill Braithwaite KC > Liverpool, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Bill Braithwaite KC
Exchange Chambers
L2 9XX

Work Department

Professional discipline, Police disciplinary


With over 20 years’ experience in complex cases, Nicholas’ practice now centres on professional discipline where he is in demand across the country for his hard-working and common-sense approach and his persuasive advocacy.

Although he no longer accepts instructions in general legal-aid crime, he will defend professionals in the criminal courts where there are concurrent or pending disciplinary proceedings. Nicholas also enjoys cases with scientific evidence and often presents complex cases involving medical specialisms at the Medical Practitioners’ Tribunal Service on behalf of the General Medical Council.

Nicholas is particularly adept in cases where there are sensitive issues or vulnerable witnesses and is accredited by the Inns of Court College of Advocacy as a Lead Facilitator for Vulnerable Witness Training as well as a Northern Circuit Advocacy Trainer. He sits as Legally Qualified Chair in police misconduct hearings.


Called 1998; Legally Qualified Chair of Police Misconduct Hearings


  • Lincoln’s Inn
  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Vice President and Executive Member of the National Association Of Legally Qualified Chairs


  • Bar Vocational Course. Inns of Court School of Law (1997-1998)  Very Competent
  • Leicester University. LLB ( Hons) 2:1

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Professional disciplinary law

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Nicholas WalkerExchange ChambersNicholas is well-prepared and takes a sensible approach to his cases. He does not argue every single point regardless of the merits, but instead focuses on the key and important ones, arguing them well. He is easy to work with, even as an opponent in a tricky case.’

The members at Exchange Chambers have broad ranging expertise in professional disciplinary actions, representing medical and healthcare professionals and members of the police force.  Richard Littler KC is active in defending Police Federation members in misconduct tribunals and before the Police Appeals Tribunals. Nicholas Walker is also notable in acting for police officers. Jason MacAdam is also a key member.