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Nicholas Rhodes KC

Year of call: 1981

King's Counsel: 2008

A highly regarded advocate experienced in business and regulatory crime, specialising in serious commercial fraud, bribery and corruption, financial crime.

Considered approachable and client-friendly with a hard-hitting court style, he has extensive experience also in serious criminal offences, including homicide, organised crime and serious sexual offences, in trials conducted in the UK, Northern Ireland, and the Cayman Islands.

His practice includes advising and representing UK and overseas commercial organisations, legal and finance professionals, on corporate governance issues, regulatory compliance, Financial Services regulation, and corporate criminal liabilities from the earliest pre-litigation stage through the processes of investigation and before the Courts or Tribunals.

Appointed Recorder in 2002, he is authorised to deal with serious sexual offences.

A very competent and confident advocate.” – Chambers and Partners 2023

“Very charming and persuasive in front of a jury.” – Chambers and Partners 2021

‘His practice includes sex cases’ – Crime – Leading Silk (Legal 500 – 2020)

‘His work includes murder and drug cases’ – Crime – Leading Silk (Legal 500 – 2018)

He has extensive experience of conducting trials concerning the most serious criminal allegations, which include homicide, organised criminal activities and serious sexual offences.

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