Nick Murphy

Called 2015

Nick Murphy

Barrister

Nick’s practice covers both the magistrates’ and the crown court, representing clients in all areas of criminal defence.

Nick graduated from the University of St Andrews before completing a graduate entry law degree at City University London, where he also completed his BPTC.

During his studies, Nick was appointed to the Independent Monitoring Board at HMP Brixton, where he monitored and reported on conditions faced by those in custody. He was later appointed Vice Chair of the board. He was also a student advisor for the Matrix / City University Schools Exclusion Project, dealing with sensitive cases on behalf of young people at risk of being excluded from school.

As a student, Nick represented his university on a national level in the ICLR moot and at the finals weekend of the Blackstones / OUP Criminal Advocacy Competition. He was the winner of the City University mooting competition.

Articles and Publications
LexisNexis PSL Practice Notes:
Pre Trial / Plea and Trial Preparation Hearings
The Psychoactive Substances Act 2016

Research Assistant – How to Write Law Essays and Exams, Professor Stacie Strong, Oxford University Press (2014)

Appointments
2015 Vice Chair, Independent Monitoring Board, HMP Brixton
2013 Independent Monitoring Board, HMP Brixton

Qualifications
2015 BPTC, City University London
2014 LLB (Hons) Law, City University London
2012 MA (Hons) English Literature, University of St Andrews

Awards
2016 Kalisher Trust Essay Prize
2014 Lord Denning Scholar, Lincoln’s Inn
2013 Hardwicke Entrance Award, Lincoln’s Inn
2013 Lord Bowen Scholar, Lincoln’s Inn

Professional Memberships
Criminal Bar Association
Howard League for Penal Reform
Lincoln’s Inn