Ms Michelle Nelson QC > Red Lion Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Red Lion Chambers
Red Lion Chambers
18 RED LION COURT
LONDON
EC4A 3EB
England

Position

Michelle specialises in general crime, advising, defending and prosecuting. She maintains a serious crime practice with emphasis on murder, terrorism and fraud. She has extensive experience in cases involving young defendants and/or defendants with mental health issues. Her fraud practice has included serious and complex fraud, money laundering and restraint and forfeiture. Appellate work includes as junior Treasury Counsel and in Silk, murder convictions and unduly lenient sentences. She has conducted international defence work including in capital cases in the Caribbean and USA including acting for an ex-PM charged with allegations of ministerial corruption. International advisory work includes preparing cases on behalf of appellants for the Privy Council; advising the NCA in relation to high profile sexual offence prosecution in the Caribbean; advising corporate entities and individuals in relation to private prosecutions and the recovery of internationally held assets.

Career

Inn: Middle Temple; Call to the Bar, 1994; Silk 2019.
Treasury Counsel [2009]; Trustee -Prison Reform Trust. [Current]. Trustee- Scene & Heard- [Current] a children’s charity. Chair of Board – Ekaya HA– [Current] Race Relations Committee. In 2002, on behalf of the RRC presented at the American Bar Association in Washington D.C Bar Council – Professional Conduct and Complaints Committee [2002-2008] Memberships held: CBA, Member of Bar Council group formed to draft a response to the Government White Paper on proposed changes to the law of bribery. [2009-10].

Memberships

Criminal Bar Association; South Eastern Circuit.

Member of Bar Council group formed to draft a response to the Government White Paper on proposed changes to the law of bribery. [2009-10]. 

Member of the All Parliamentary Commission looking at Miscarriages of Justice 2019.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(2019 Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Michelle Nelson QCRed Lion ChambersA top-class silk who sees the bigger picture and the fine detail, and has complete, calm command of both. Excellent drafting skills and highly persuasive in their written submissions. Hard working, proactive and pragmatic.