Mr Damian Nolan > Chambers of Bill Braithwaite KC > Liverpool, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Bill Braithwaite KC
Exchange Chambers
L2 9XX

Work Department



Damian specialises in defending in serious organised crime spanning allegations concerning murder, large drugs conspiracies, firearms charges and money laundering, criminal fraud and associated commercial and financial work. He has considerable experience of large scale prosecutions brought by the SFO, FSA/FCA, MHRA, HMRC, CPS Fraud Group and Trading Standards in the UK and SOCA/NCA. Many of these case have a nationwode profile.

He appears in courts all over the country. He is consistently ranked as a Tier 1 junior and is noted for his tactical acumen and his detailed and skillful cross-examination. He has considerable ability in engaging with clients and gaining the confidence of the Court. He often acts as leader in two counsel cases and in addition to defence work is retained by the CPS as a category 4 prosecutor and RASSO as a specialist sexual offences prosecutor. He is recognised by Chambers & Partners as a Leading Barrister.

Damian is increasingly instructed at an early stage in investigations to give strategic guidance pre-charge and detailed advice and strategy from an early stage can make a considerable difference in preventing or shaping the outcome of investigations.

Damian also regularly appears in the Appellate Courts often dealing with appeals out of time and cases dealing with fresh evidence.

Damian also has extensive experience of regulatory and professional misconduct proceedings, acting for individuals, directors and companies. These proceedings often overlap with his criminal fraud practice. He has also represented police officers, teachers, solicitors and other professionals over the years, whether in the Crown Court or before their disciplinary body or at inquests. Damian also undertakes Inquest work.


Called 1994


  • Criminal Bar Association


  • St. Edwards’s College, Liverpool
  • BSc (Econ) Joint Honours (1st Class)
  • Inn: Lincoln’s (Hardwicke Scholarship)

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Crime (general and fraud)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Damian NolanExchange ChambersDamian is a highly sought after barrister who works tirelessly for clients. A particular strength is an ability to put clients at ease and provide advice in an easy to comprehend manner. An exceptional jury advocate who commands the courtroom and has the respect of the judiciary.’