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Nick Leamy

Solicitor and Higher Court Advocate

Nick is busy trial advocate who frequently achieves excellent results for his clients in court. His skills as a trial advocate have recently been evidenced by his sensitive, yet highly effective cross-examination of vulnerable prosecution witnesses thereby securing acquittals for his clients. His calm and thorough approach to case preparation ensures his clients are put at ease in proceedings that can be highly stressful.

Nick is experienced in all areas of criminal litigation, and has represented defendants from all walks of life. His experience in criminal cases ranges from murder, rape & sexual offences, money laundering, serious drugs offences, assault, robbery & theft.

Nick has also been awarded his Higher Rights of Audience which means he is able to represent clients before the higher courts including the Crown Court.

Recently Nick has been building up his practice in the complex area of extradition law and is often instructed to represent clients in these proceedings before Westminster Magistrates’ Court.

Notable Cases

  • Representing a client of previous good character who was charged with assaulting his 82 year old mother in hospital. The prosecution relied on the evidence from a doctor and two nurses, but Nick was able to show in court that no crime had been committed and the client was found Not Guilty.
  • Representing a client who was accused of racially aggravated assault against his vulnerable blind neighbour. The case required sensitive cross-examination of the complainant, and Nick’s approach was clearly effective as the client was acquitted of the charges.
  • Representing a football referee who was accused of assaulting one of the players. The client, a professional man of good character, pleaded self-defence and was acquitted after re-trial before Harrow Crown Court.
  • Representing a student with no previous criminal history accused of assaulting a police officer during the London riots in 2011. The client was acquitted after trial.
  • Representing a client who was alleged to have assaulted her young child, thereby occasioning actual bodily harm. This case required careful and sensitive cross-examination of the child complainant.
  • Successful appeal against sentence in a driving matter before Aylesbury Crown Court. The client’s disqualification from driving was reduced to six penalty points.

Other Information

Before joining Lansbury Worthington in 2010, Nick worked at a highly respected, Legal 500 rated practice in North London.

Nick is an experienced police station representative and has supervised junior members of staff as they undertake their Police Station Accreditation.

Nick is a fluent German speaker having lived and studied in Berlin for seven years before practicing law.

Education and Professional Qualifications

  • LLB Law degree from the University of London in 2001
  • Legal Practice Course from the College of Law in London
  • Accredited Police Station Representative
  • Accredited Duty Solicitor
  • Nick is also a member of the Solicitor Advocates’ Association.