Nick Barraclough > Chambers of Brian Altman QC & Jim Sturman QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Brian Altman QC & Jim Sturman QC
2 Bedford Row


Nick Barraclough is known as criminal defence advocate who has a knack of getting to the heart of a case. In recent years he has been instructed in cases of serious fraud, large-scale multi-handed drugs conspiracies, slavery cases and the most serious sexual offences. He prides himself on offering sensible and straightforward advice, but also being approachable and user-friendly; his experience of defending in some of the largest and most serious criminal cases in recent years enables him to offer a strategic approach to complex cases.


Nick is regarded as a trial lawyer; he is very much at home in front of a jury, but is often instructed to advise on a wide variety of cases linked to general crime and financial crime. He also represents high-net worth and celebrity clients.


Although best known for his defence work, Nick is a Grade 4 prosecutor. He was instructed pre-charge in the prosecution of the rogue surgeon Ian Paterson who was sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment for operating unnecessarily on his patients. He has also been instructed to prosecute cases of homicide, multi-handed fraud cases, and was one of the very first rape specialist prosecutors.


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Criminal Bar Association; Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers.


LLB Hons; BVC.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Nick Barraclough2 Bedford RowNick is a brilliant charismatic advocate who judges respect and juries love. When you instruct Nick who are getting a silk in all but name.