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Exchange Chambers

Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC

ONE DERBY SQUARE, LIVERPOOL, L2 9XX, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0151 236 7747
Fax:
Fax 0151 236 3433
DX:
14207 LIVERPOOL
Email:
Web:
www.exchangechambers.co.uk
Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester
Exchange Chambers (Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC), Cairns Nelson, Liverpool, ENGLAND

Cairns Nelson

Tel:
Work 0845 300 7747
Email:
Web:
www.exchangechambers.co.uk/people/cairns-nelson-qc/
Exchange Chambers (Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC)

Work Department

Criminal

Position

Cairns is an experienced criminal barrister with substantial expertise in the field of fraud, particularly revenue fraud (direct and indirect tax frauds) including civil actions.

He has appeared in a number of cases involving prosecutions relating to the trade in military goods under the Export and Trade Control Legislation and regulations, a complex are of law, involving UK statutory provisions, EC directives and UN sanctions. He has appeared in most of the leading complex cases in this field, involving military aircraft parts to Iran, bombs to Sri Lanka, and body amour to Iraq.

Cairns also has wide experience of defending homicide cases. In the regulatory fields, he recently represented the BSB (Bar Standards Board) in an appeal concerning the fairness of the Bar disciplinary processes.

Career

Called, 1987; Silk, 2010

Member

Criminal Bar Association

Education

King’s College, University of London, LLB (Upper Second) 1986

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