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Nicholas Griffin QC

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Practice Areas

Nicholas Griffin QC practices in inquiries, inquests and internal investigations of all kinds; public law work arising from criminal and regulatory proceedings; and criminal and corporate criminal law.

He is head of QEB Hollis Whiteman’s Inquiry, Inquest & Public Law Practice Group. He has represented a wide variety of clients from private individuals and organisations to soldiers, police officers and forces, government departments and agencies, and corporate bodies. He has appeared in numerous high profile inquiries and inquests. Recent and current cases include the Grenfell Tower Inquiry (for two companies); Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (various investigations, for a government department); Independent Jersey Care Inquiry (expert witness to the Inquiry); Undercover Policing Inquiry (for a government department) and Ballymurphy Inquest (advising various witnesses). He was previously instructed in the Guantánamo Bay litigation and in the Rosemary Nelson and Bloody Sunday Inquiries.


Called 1992 (and 2011, Northern Ireland). AG Civil Panel Counsel and CPS Advocate Panel to 2012. QC 2012.

Professional Memberships

Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association, Criminal Bar Association. Other appointments include; Security Vetting Appeals Panel, UK Anti-Doping Board and Anti-Slavery International Trustee