Nicola Howard QC
  • She is very enthusiastic and capable of mixing it with the bolshiest of  prosecutors.

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  • Whenever things need to be focused or put in perspective, she is excellent at analysing things in a rational way. Her decision-making and judgement are phenomenal.

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  • Nicola Howard is a fantastic advocate with a technical mind.

    Chambers UK

  • She offers very good client care, is really good on paper and is very jury-friendly.

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  • A lawyer who is always on top of her brief.

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  • Wins increasing court backing due to her communicative client manner and her skill in swiftly amassing evidence.

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  • Extremely talented.

    Chambers UK

  • Subtle and effective in multi-handed trials.

    Legal 500

  • An ideal junior for dealing with complex cases and demanding clients.

    Chambers UK

  • Extremely good on the organisation front, she shows great attention to detail and is firm when clients need to have a little pressure applied.

    Chambers UK

  • She is lovely to work with, clearly respected and a consummate junior who gets on very well with judges in London.

    Chambers UK

  • She provides robust and clear advice.

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  • She specialises in fraud matters with a great early command of the case papers.

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  • She brings a sense of calm to a chaotic situation.

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  • She is a calm and confident advocate.

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  • Always very practical, good with clients and very well prepared.

    Chambers UK 2020

  • She's technically brilliant.

    Chambers UK 2020

Called 1995

Silk 2019

Appointed Recorder 2016

Nicola Howard QC

Barrister

Instructed as leading and junior counsel in criminal defence cases. Predominantly in large scale complex fraud cases, bribery, money laundering, substantial confiscation and corporate offending.

A tremendously impressive practitioner.Chambers UK

Articles & Publications

  • Articles prepared for Counsel Magazine and Legal Week, Student Supplement (The Telegraph).
  • Financial Services Lawyer Association

Appointments

  • Recorder, South Eastern Circuit
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (ACFE)

Associated Work

  • Registered with Middle Temple as a Pupil Supervisor
  • Chairman of the Young Barristers Committee for England and Wales (2003)
  • Elected member of the Bar council
  • Member of the Criminal Bar Association
  • Speaker at the Commonwealth Law conference in Melbourne, Australia 2003
  • Delegate at the American bar Conference 2003
  • Speaker at the World Referral Bars conference in Capetown 2004
  • Speaker on Money laundering, Deferred Prosecution Agreement and S7 Bribery Act
  • Speaker at Cambridge University Economic Crime Symposium 2018

Professional Memberships

  • Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association (POCLA)
  • Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL)
  • Female Fraud Forum (FFF)
  • The Fraud Lawyers Association (FLA) 

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