Nigel Sangster QC
  • Top quality silk. Calm and unflustered in conference and court. Nigel Sangster QC is recommended as highly skilled and professional.

    Legal 500

  • Approachability, reliability and tactical awareness make him a valued asset in serious fraud, money laundering and confiscation proceedings.

    Chambers UK

  • Solicitors praise his superb track record and impressive acquittal rate.

    Legal 500

  • He is vastly experienced and has natural court flair.

    Chambers UK

  • Maintains a high acquittal rate as a defender.

    Legal 500

  • Particularly good when considerable charm is required.

    Legal 500

  • The quality of his advice is superb and he is great at client relationships.

    Chambers UK

  • Extremely personable, very approachable, and a very good listener who observes a situation and then comes in with measured comments. He exudes confidence and takes control of the conference when he needs to.

    Chambers UK

  • His listening skills means he builds a strong rapport with clients.

    Legal 500

  • Extremely thorough in his preparation and robust in his advocacy.

    Chambers UK

Called 1976

Silk 1998

Appointed Recorder 1996

Nigel Sangster QC

Barrister

An exclusive criminal defence specialist. Highly experienced in cases involving serious fraud, MTIC offences, money laundering, confiscation proceedings and other “White Collar” crimes. Regularly briefed to defend solicitors, accountants, financial advisors and other professionals. Nigel Sangster is available for public/direct access work.

He is a great advocate with an impressive courtroom presence - when he walks into the room you know you're in the presence of a distinguished silk
Chambers UK

Has a fine track record in sophisticated financial crime cases, including those involving allegations of film and MTIC fraud. Other areas of strength include cases involving money laundering and confiscation proceedings.
"A good operator. He is a big beast in both general crime and financial crime, and he is good in both. A very confident advocate."
"He is totally unflappable and presents as a calm individual, which impresses juries." Chambers UK

An experienced defence silk who attracts praise for the calming influence he has on clients facing stressful criminal proceedings. He regularly defends in tax and investment fraud cases. 
"Extremely personable, very approachable, and a very good listener who observes a situation and then comes in with measured comments. He exudes confidence and takes control of the conference when he needs to."
"Extremely thorough in his preparation and robust in his advocacy." Legal 500

Associated Work

  • Leader of the North-Eastern Circuit 2016 -
  • Appointed Bencher of the Middle Temple in 2008.
  • Joined 25 Bedford Row in January 2005.
  • Former Head of Chambers at St Pauls Chambers, Leeds for eleven years [1995 to 2006].
  • Member of the Bar Council [1992 to 2002 & 2012 onwards].
  • Appointed Recorder of the Crown Court in 1996.

Professional Memberships

  • Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association (POCLA)
  • Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL)
  • Fraud Lawyers Association (FLA)
  • Financial Services Lawyers Association (FSLA)