Mr Nicholas Walker > Exchange Chambers > Liverpool, England > Barrister Profile

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 Chambers ‘Nick Walker is excellent!’

The members at Exchange Chambers handle a wide range of disciplinary and regulatory matters, with a particular focus on police law. Richard Littler KC frequently defends Police Federation members before police misconduct tribunals and police appeal tribunals, as does Nicholas Walker. Jason MacAdam was appointed to the circuit bench in September 2023.