Nina Grahame KC > Garden Court North Chambers > Manchester, England > Barrister Profile

Garden Court North Chambers
M3 2JA

Work Department

Criminal Defence and Appeal


Nina was appointed KC in March 2019. She is a senior criminal defence practitioner of considerable experience.


As a junior Nina was regularly instructed in the most serious of cases, particularly those cases involving allegations of murder, manslaughter, drug trafficking, money laundering, serious fraud, computer misuse, allegations of serious violence (including child cruelty), sexual and Mental Capacity Act offences.
She has extensive Court of Appeal and CCRC experience and has also been instructed in the Supreme Court. Her cases frequently involve complex evidence of the use of ‘cutting-edge’ technology and sophisticated anti-surveillance techniques by OCGs.
Nina also has extensive experience in cases involving vulnerable witnesses and defendants involving issues of mental health or capacity, often in combination with concurrent Family Court or Court of Protection proceedings.




  • Criminal Bar Association Justice
  • Howard League for Penal Reform; and
  • Association of Lawyers for Animal Welfare.


BA (Comb Hons) English and Theatre Studies (1982)
BVC – Outstanding / Certificate of Honour (1993)


Nina lectures on a variety of topics, most notably cross-jurisdictional disclosure, joint enterprise and vulnerable defendants. She is a mentor with the Association of Women Barristers.

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Nina Grahame KC – Garden Court North Chambers ‘Nina is meticulous in all aspects of her case preparation, always demonstrating that she takes a deep-dive approach, down to its finest detail. Because of this, Nina brings a nuanced approach to each case, and a deep sense of trust within her team knowing that important and crucial details have not been missed.’