Nina is a senior Solicitor-Advocate, who qualified in 2003. She is a Duty Solicitor, representing clients in the Police Station and Magistrates Court and specialises in all aspects of Criminal Litigation.
She has extensive experience in dealing with a wide array of criminal offences, including Fraud, Violent Disorder, GBH, Perverting the Course of Justice, Drugs, Rape and Murder. Nina regularly represents both adult and youth clients in Police Stations, Youth Courts and Magistrates Courts. She is also an experienced Higher Court Advocate and regularly appears in the Crown Court.
She has been praised for her thorough preparation of complex cases, and has often represented clients with serious psychiatric conditions. Nina is the firm’s specialist in cases involving “dangerous dogs” legislation and animal welfare. She has been successful in preventing dogs from being destroyed unnecessarily under the Dangerous Dogs Act. She believes that an animal’s welfare is of paramount importance.
Nina has acted as led junior defence counsel in several Crown Court trials; a multi-million pound Conspiracy to Money Launder and Conspiracy to Supply Class A Drugs, two separate Murder trials, one of which was a suspected gang-related case (investigated by Operation Trident) and the re-trial of a case involving the importation of a large amount of Controlled Drugs. During a Manslaughter trial Nina’s precisely drafted skeleton argument, together with the eloquence and courtroom skill of leading Queens’ Counsel, resulted in the client being acquitted. In 2017 Nina was instructed as led junior defence counsel in a multi-handed trial, and subsequent re-trial, which was one of the first prosecutions brought under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
In addition, Nina has had sole conduct of several trials in the Crown Court involving a wide variety of serious allegations, many of which have resulted in clients being acquitted.
Nina also has experience in dealing with motoring offences in the Magistrates Court including Driving under the influence of Alcohol or Drugs, Driving whilst Disqualified and also trials in the Crown Court, including Dangerous Driving and Careless Driving.
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